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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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Egd (Definition)

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 ...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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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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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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Whats 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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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 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

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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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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 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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