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how longl does the egd take and exactly do tbey look for.

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Dr. Perry Milman
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
10-15 minutes: The egd, or esophagogastroduodenoscopy, is generally a very safe test and takes no more than 10-15 minutes. Sedation is used to keep you comfortable, so you will need a driver. The most common conditions investigated include esophagitis, barrett's esophagus, ulcer disease, h. Pylori infection and celiac disease. Various tumors (benign and malignant) can also be found.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is barters that reqiures an egd test?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Barrett's????: Barrett's esophagitis is a condition where chronic acid reflux from the stomach has irritated the esophagus to the point where there is an increased risk of cancer forming at the site of irritation. People with barrett's require regular (yearly or more frequent) monitoring with an egd (esophogastroduodenoscopy) by a gastroenterologist.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Where do I go to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy done?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
GI specialist: Gastroenterologists perform this procedure on a regular basis and will be the best specialists to see.
A member asked:

Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy ordered?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Ordered no ,done yes: If you have symptoms that may require egd, best to be seen by gatroenterologist (gi md) first, then get scheduled; want to make sure it is indicated, symptoms are not from other causes, e.g. Cardiac which likely are evaluated first. The GI doc is a physician, not simply a technician. Special training for doing, and interpreting egds.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Why would you need to have esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Conscious sesation: Under conscious sedation, a flexible scope pass into the mouth and advance down swallowing pipe and into stomach and short section of small intestine to examine the lining of thesr area. Use to evaluate upper abdominal pain symptoms.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Whats an egd?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine.

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