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Dr. Faiz Shakir
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Egd (Overview)

An EGD is a diagnostic and therapeutic modality wherein a GI doctor puts a fiber optic scope down the throat of the patient, who is gently anesthetized, to, directly examine the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestines and to take biopsies of potentially abnormal findings or treat areas of bleeding or narrowing.


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What is egd?

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What is egd?

Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine. ...Read more

Dr. Faiz Shakir
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Egd (Overview)

An EGD is a diagnostic and therapeutic modality wherein a GI doctor puts a fiber optic scope down the throat of the patient, who is gently anesthetized, to, directly examine the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestines and to take biopsies of potentially abnormal findings or treat areas of bleeding or narrowing.


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What's an egd?

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What's an egd?

EGD: Esophago Gastro Duodenoscopy!

Scope to examine Esophagos, Stomach & Duodenum.
No solid foods or dairy products after midnight the night before, and nothing by mouth within 4 hours of the procedure. ...Read more

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Is an egd dangerous?

Risks: All procedures have risks. Risk of perforation is present, but small and risk of reaction to anesthesia, bleeding (especially is a biopsy needs to be taken), but it is a good test and overall safe with a good doctor. ...Read more

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How long does an egd take?

How long does an egd take?

EGD is pretty quick: Upper endoscopy uses an optical device on a flexible, steerable tube to examine esophagus, stomach, ; upper small bowel. Often, biopsies are taken to rule out barrett's esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue. A diagnostic study as such takes less than 5 minutes, during which you are sedated. Therapeutics (dilation, cautery, polypectomy, etc.) adds a few minutes more. ...Read more

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How to get ready for egd exam?

Check with gi: Best to check with the gi doctor who is performing your egd. Usually the basic instructions consist of not eating after midnight before the procedure and holding certain meds ...Read more

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What is involved in having a egd?

What is involved in having a egd?

Endoscopy: An egd is an upper endoscopy. It involves putting the patient under conscious sedation, and then introducing a flexible camera into the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. ...Read more

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What could go wrong when having an egd?

Rare but possible: You can have perforations of the esophagus, stomach, or intestine from a scope. These kinds of complications are rare, but do occur. ...Read more

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What could go wrong when having egd done?

What could go wrong when having egd done?

Rare but possible: You can have perforations of the esophagus, stomach, or intestine from a scope. These kinds of complications are rare, but do occur. ...Read more

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What is barters that reqiures an egd test?

What is barters that reqiures an egd test?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: egd?

What is the definition or description of: egd?

EGD.: An EGD is a diagnostic and therapeutic modality wherein a GI doctor puts a fiber optic scope down the throat of the patient, who is gently anesthetized, to, directly examine the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestines and to take biopsies of potentially abnormal findings or treat areas of bleeding or narrowing. ...Read more

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Which three structures are viewed during an egd?

More than three...: An esophagogastroduodenoscopy uses a flexible endoscope to visualize the patient's esophagus, stomach and duodenum. A great deal of information can be obtained during this 20 minute procedure, and biopsies can be performed as necessary. ...Read more

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How do they do egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)?

How do they do egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I took a hydrocodine 7.5 mg and I am having an egd done tomorrow. Is this okay?

Yes: This should have no effect on your egd. If you take narcotics regularly however, this can sometimes make sedation more difficult. ...Read more

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1month ago test showed barretts was present. Just had a egd done and it showed none, what happen? Is this possible? What do I need to ask the dr?

1month ago test showed barretts was present. Just had a egd done and it showed none, what happen? Is this possible? What do I need to ask the dr?

Barretts esophagus: What treatment did u receive following DX of barretts? Antacid? Acid blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec? If treated with proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec or prevacid, med may have helped heal condition. If no treatment was given, then possible one of 2 diagnoses incorrect. Ask doc to compare tests. ...Read more

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Can I take tyenol prior to a egd?

Tylenold and EGD: Normally patient going for egd, have nothing to eat or npo night before in the hospital setting but for the stand point of if the tylenol (acetaminophen) is going to interfere with the result if you take it the nigh before, the answer is not. The medication is full. In fact, all medications should be taken the night before as per recommendation of your doctor and no meds the day of the procedure. ...Read more

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How routine is a biopsy with egd?

How routine is a biopsy with egd?

Quite routine: Lot of time when an egd is done, there is high index of suspicion so there are more often stomach, esophageal, duodenal bx to confirn our suspicion. ...Read more

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How routine is a biopsy during egd?

How routine is a biopsy during egd?

Very routine: There is only so much information you can get about the stomach by looking at the lining, so getting a tissue sample through a biopsy is very useful in diagnosing a wide variety of diseases. It is very common. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to start my movi prep for my egd/colonoscopy tuesday if today is sun?

Would it be okay to start my movi prep for my egd/colonoscopy tuesday if today is sun?

Not: A good idea. Best if done within 12 hours of the procedure but you can go on a clear liquid diet today and monday and drink the MoviPrep on monday as instructed. ...Read more

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If you have a clean egd and colonoscopy, then what are the chances you could still have chron's?

Still possible: Crohn's disease affects small bowel, primarily. So this part of the GI tract is not accessible via egd or colonoscopy. So the diagnosis is made on clinical basis and barium studies of the small bowel. You can consult a gastroenterologist for further clarification. ...Read more

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All I see are horror stories for egd. Can I be fully sedated instead of consciously? Will it be frightening? Will I be in pain/anxious at home?

All I see are horror stories for egd. Can I be fully sedated instead of consciously? Will it be frightening? Will I be in pain/anxious at home?

Yes,: Normally you receive conscious or moderate sedation, but yesterday the gastroenterologist asked me to help him with a particularly anxious patient on benzodiazepines, the versed had little effect but Propofol worked well. The patient was very pleased, didn't even know we did anything and did not require an artificial airwar. ...Read more

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What does "flat mucosa" mean in an egd?

Celiac disease?: Generally when referring to flat mucosa during an egd one is referring to the duodenum or small intestine. The intestine generally has hairlike protrusions called villi. With certain diseases, these villi become blunted or shortened and the mucosa appears flat. The most common cause is celiac disease, a gluten allergy. ...Read more

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What does "flat mucosa" mean in egd report?

What does "flat mucosa" mean in egd report?

Celiac disease?: Generally when referring to flat mucosa during an egd one is referring to the duodenum or small intestine. The intestine generally has hairlike protrusions called villi. With certain diseases, these villi become blunted or shortened and the mucosa appears flat. The most common cause is celiac disease, a gluten allergy. ...Read more

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I have a cold and am scheduled for an egd tomorrow will it be ok to still have it done?

EGD: Probably better to postpone this since the tissues through which the instruments will pass will already be inflamed by the viral infection and will get worse from the manipulation. Best to discuss this with the endoscopist. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Had an EGD performed 3 days ago and started having some chest pain that is sharp today. Should I be concerned?

Egd: It I.s worthwhile checking with the doc that did your egd. That doc knows more about your specific situation ...Read more