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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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Dr. Faiz Shakir
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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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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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Nausea,fatigue,mild abdominal pain,fever for months.symptoms worsen before period. had colonoscopy/egd, blood & fecal test all clear. what to do next?

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

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Constant lower pelvic pain/Painful to pass gas and stool/nausea/fatigue/ mucus in stool. colonoscopy/egd/ct scan/ /stool test normal. any ideas?

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

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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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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!

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

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If EGD came up negative for celiac, do I need to do a celiac panel blood test?

If EGD came up negative for celiac, do I need to do a celiac panel blood test?

Doubtful.: The EGD with biopsy and direct investigation is the gold standard in regards to diagnostic testing for celiac disease. ...Read more