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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My mother is being dry heaving and nauseated for three months , all tests negative including egd, and other test, don't understand what is going on?
Lots of reasons...: There are many possibilities that don't necessarily involve the stomach (which is what the egd checked). Has she been tested for gallbladder and pancreatic disease, intermittent intestinal pseudo-obstruction, female problems or even pregnancy, brain and neurologic issues, is she under stress or have untreated anxiety/depression? Please address these potential problems with her doctor. ...Read more
Have had normal colonoscopy/egd/blood/fecal test/ ultrasound/cat scan.Gastro still wants to do smallbowel series. should I? I feel it's unnecessary.
Seems reasonable...: You don't say what problem or symptoms you have. But with the extensive work-up so far, it sounds like something serious, like gastrointestinal bleeding or Crohn's disease. If so, or if bleeding was severe, it is crucial to confirm the diagnosis and small bowel series seems reasonable. It's an easy test, a lot less invasive than tests already done. Discuss further with the gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Normal egd, ecg, stress test, no anxiety. But can't get rid of constant chest pressure, lightheaded from pressure. Doc does not know. Now what?
Doc should advise: Well, if what you're saying is that your doctor has ruled out some of the more likely causes of your symptoms and they can't find any abnormalities then, you will either simply have to wait to see how this evolves down the road or your doctor should make an appropriate referral to another specialist if he cannot find anything of an organic nature. ...Read more
Nausea,fatigue,mild abdominal pain,fever for months.symptoms worsen before period. had colonoscopy/egd, blood & fecal test all clear. what to do next?
Check gallbladder: You should have your primary care provider order an ultrasound of your gallbladder to check for stones or signs of inflammation. If that is normal, you should have a HIDA nuclear scan to check for biliary dyskinesia. If either test is positive, you would likely benefit from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Egd biopsy and breath test prove positive small bowel bacterial overgrowth, just started xifaxin. Is the bacteria what is causing my anxiety?
Constant lower pelvic pain/Painful to pass gas and stool/nausea/fatigue/ mucus in stool. colonoscopy/egd/ct scan/ /stool test normal. any ideas?
Constipation: You mentioned that all the test are normal. Constipation can cause nausea, fatigue, pelvic heaviness, and painful to pass stool and gas due to exertion. Drink a lot of water/fluid, increase fibers in your diet, and chew your food well before swallow. Drink a glass of slightly warm water with little salt early in the morning. Exercise regularly, everyday walk is good. Try probiotics. Consult GI doc ...Read more
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
Is Crohn's disease hard to diagnose? Colonoscopy EGD are norm beside minor inflamed cecum and ileum. Dr wants to do capsule test. So many tests!
Some times it can be: Most crohns affect the terminal ileum as well as the cecum. However as crohns can affect any part of the gi tract, a capsule endoscopy is helpful to find other lesions. My preference is to do a ct or MRI enterography, especially in an untreated crohns patient who I suspect may have tight areas (strictures). Hope this helps! ...Read more
I tested negative for H.pylori last year via EGD. Is it still possible to contract it a year later? How do you test for it without another EGD?
Yes &a yes: You can acquire Helicobacter pylori at any time though typically acquired early in childhood. Blood tests less helpful as once positive then tend to stay positive so not reliable for follow up of infection. Stool test for H. pylori antigen is very sensitive and specific. Breath test is also sensitive and specific but more involved and cannot be done if on antibiotics or acid blockers. ...Read more
Was referred to gastroenterologist for positive FIT test (occult blood). Was told to do EGD/colonoscopy but I refused the tests. Anything uninvasive?
Egd with pathology report, upper GI series or h. pylori test. are these two different tests. can you tell me about it?
Yes: Egd or upper endoscopy consists of direct visualization of the upper gi tract through passing a scope down to your upper part of duodenum. The test may include biopsy based on findings or clinical suspicion. Upper Gi series consists of x-rays taken after you swallow a barium based paste. H pylori can be tested in blood, stool, or stomach biopsy. ...Read more
Normal ultrasound, egd and pipida scan on gallbladder. Referred to surgeon. Will dr. remove gallbladder if tests are normal but symptoms persist?
Gall bladder symptom: An experienced surgeon MAY remove your gall bladder if your symptoms are clearly related to fatty food intake. If your symptoms do not match the presentation of cholecystitis, the surgeon may want further evaluation of your intestines via colonoscopy or barium enema to make sure it is not diverticulitis. This is clearly up to the surgeon doing the procedure to decide this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I ? celiacs and had EGD and colonoscopy (for different reason) with (-)biopsy for celiacs, is there any benefit to having blood test 3 yr later?
Sudden intolerance to alcohol. Chills, nausea, diarrhea after 1-2 drinks. Had egd/colonoscopy, blood,and fecal test found nothing.could i be allergic?
I had an egd with duodenal biopsies to test for celiac.My doctor only took 2 biopsies.Is that enough to be able to tell if I have celiac or not?
Yes it is: Enough to diagnose celiac.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 egd in 2 mos.and bx grade c erosive esophagitis and 3 New gastric ulcers. on carafate (sucralfate) ppis and h2 blockers. Bx this time requiring more tests?
Break-thru ulcers...: ...despite appropriate acid suppression (as described) warrants consideration for cause. Further testing is warranted. ...Read more
Can all tests be neg, including CCK HIDA, CT, abdom US, EGD and labs and still have a gallbladder issue? I don't know what else to do l... Pain RUQ
RUQ pain: Diagnosis of right upper quadrant pain requires a combination of testing, experience in physical exam, and history taking. It is possible for the gallbladder to be the cause of pain and yet have the tests that you mentioned above all be negative. You should see a gastroenterologist to determine what further evaluation is necessary if your pain is still present. ...Read more