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They are very small. Depends on the size your doctor chooses but typically for upper GI purposes, they range between 5-10 mm. You will also get conscious sedation for this procedure so that you don't choke or gag. Many of my patients that have had upper endoscopies say that they didn't even remember the procedure being done. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
You do under local: General anesthesia and or under local block. ...Read more
Unfortunately.....: Even if you have endoscopy with an improperly cleaned scope chances of catching something are low, but the possibility of catching something like Hepatitis C is possible. For this reason there is a very strict protocol for cleaning endoscopy equipment. If you simply touched the scope there is virtually no chance of contracting anything. ...Read more
Size: A bronchoscope is much smaller in diameter than an endoscope. ...Read more
I'm worried about getting a colonoscopy because of an article I just read about a study where 20% of endoscopes contain bio dirt after proper cleaning?
Voice concern to Dr.: Tell the Dr about your concern and ask for reassurance - also consider psychotherapy to address this common aspect of OCD dirt phobia. It's well treated by CBT if you try. The risks of not dealing w/ your illness may be much greater than this possible exposure. You take greater risks all the time - choose well. Best wishes! ...Read more
I had done endoscope result was lax haitus with prolapsing gastropathy what can I do for this sir please tell?
Medications to treat the symptoms of such a finding (if you have symptoms) The endoscopic findings per se do NOT require treatment (which would be surgical)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Are colonoscopies and endoscopes accurate in detecting crohns? Can they be normal and the person still have crohns?
Had endoscope today discovered hietus hernia can this cause sickness I've been having what's best to take for this hernia?
Depends on type: Of hiatal hernia (sliding or paraesophageal), size, presence of esophageal reflux, and your symptoms. In the majority of cases, small to moderate hiatal hernias cause mild to moderate reflux symptoms, easily controlled with antacids, H2 blockers, and PPIs. The most important finding in your case is that there is no other worrisome finding on EGD. ...Read more
Ultrasound: He/she probably meant an ultrasound of the thyroid. This is the best test to visualize the structure of the thyroid. Endoscope looks inside your throat and won't see the thyroid. ...Read more
Yes and no: Surveillance endoscopy is done to evaluate remission and treatment effectiveness. The goal is no active inflammation, but one can usually see scarring from previous disease activity, so the endoscopy is not ENTIRELY negative/normal. Also, while the intestinal surface appears healed, there may be microscopic activity determined by biopsy. Your gastroenterologist can help interpret these results. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my friends dr. Told her he wanted to do an endoscope to check her thyroid?
My friends dr. Told her he wanted to do an endoscope to check her thyroid. What's he checking for?
Something's wrong: Hi. The thyroid cannot be checked endoscopically. Something got confused in the translation! Did the doc perhaps say ultrasound instead of endoscope? See if you can get clarification. Good luck! ...Read more
If a person has a very strong gag reflex what would be the best way to have an endoscope done without doing damage?
Pre medication: Tell your doctor about the high gag reflex and they can adjust the medication you are given prior to the procedure to take care of this problem. ...Read more
How can you get an endoscope if you are allergic to carba mix in natural & synthetic rubber? Told would swell up with contact on mucos membranes.
Very complete: Most hospitals and endoscopy centers nationwide use a sophisticated and automated multi-step process that ensures all known pathogens are eradicated before the scope is ready for use. Products and protocols vary, so if you have concerns about the process used at the center at which you will undergo endoscopy, then give them a call and ask to your satisfaction if unsatisfied, go somewhere else. ...Read more
Please repost: Is this a theoretical question or does it apply to you or someone you know? If you, please repost and include the answer given to you by the surgeon who would perform the operation. Or, if you haven't asked the surgeon, please state why not. ...Read more
I had a endoscope on tuesday and my uvula has been swollen and has a white spot on it is this normal?
Endoscopic exam: Was the procedure done while you were awake or in the or? Any operative or office based endoscopy has the potential to irritate the uvula and cause it to swell. The white spot is usually an abrasion. I see no cause for major concern, should get better. However, if the uvula continues to swell, should see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Will an upper GI endoscope detect an overgrowth of yeast all the way down as far as the scope will go? What happens if they find it that far down
What other things can present same symptoms as gastroparesis? I had endoscope that showed undigested food. Throw up every day. Nothing helps.
7 days back I had septoplasty using endoscope for dns. Packing removed 4 days back. How long is my nose expected to be stuffy? Hvin drops, meds, steam 4nw
Variable. Don'd use decongentant nasal drops. Will make it worse.
Seek counsel from ENT doc. ...Read more
I have been sick for 5 months on and off I'm not pregnant any ideas what could be causing this. I'm going for endoscope nxt wk I can't cope with this?
Feeling sick: Sorry to hear about your troubles. Unfortunately, you didn't provide a lot of information about your condition and based on one symptom it is virtually impossible to make a correct diagnosis. Common things that can cause nausea are - gastritis (stomach lining inflammation), ulcer, reflux (acid), H.Pylori infection. Gallbladder issues (stones) can be another common issue. ...Read more
I've had 2 c-sections and a hysterectomy. I have adhesions. When I have a colonoscopy they've had to use a pedi scope. This last time pedi scope wouldn't pass thru. So used endoscope. Need to worry?
No, but be aware: Those who have had abdominal surgery are at risk for adhesion formation. Adhesions can bind the intestines and colon. This can increase risk of abdominal pain and in some cases intestinal blockage. Be aware of any abdominal pain or change in bowel habits. Endoscopes are adequate to examine the colon as long as the cecum at the end of your colon can be seen. ...Read more
So you have to have an endoscope if you have gone through hpylori treatment and now have negative stool result?
No: You should be fine without it. If you are still having symptoms, talk to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more