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A 57-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. Perry Milman
49 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.
Last updated May 1, 2015

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