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Endoscope Test Results
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)
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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
Recent endoscope results showed 6 stomach ulcers, 1 esophagus, 3wks of meds, now painful hard distended stomach, vomiting blood @ times. What do I do?
Ulcers: If you recently had an egd and found multiple ulcers and you are now vomiting with blood, you should go to the hospital for possible repeating egd and further evaluation. You should also call your go doctor to discuss with him for possible assessment and suggestions over the phone. ...Read more
Blood in stools had endoscope have gastritis have hernia will have colonoscopy in oct had last colonoscopy 4 year ago am anemic I am 61 years old under active thyroid 3 children had gall bladder out many years ago teated positive celiac disease in 2 test
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
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
Size: A bronchoscope is much smaller in diameter than an endoscope. ...Read more
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
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
Are colonoscopies and endoscopes accurate in detecting crohns? Can they be normal and the person still have crohns?
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
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
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
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
What do you suggest if my friends dr. Told her he wanted to do an endoscope to check her thyroid?
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.
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
Age 18, 30, 39 had endoscopes showing normal esophagus. Started PPI at age 30 for dysphasia, had since age 18.If endoscopes are norm, could I get Barrett's?
Unlikely: The highest risk factor is Caucasian males, age 50 with chronic reflux. If your symptoms have been well-controlled since age 30 and your scope from age 39 is OK, you are not at high risk. Sometimes in these situations, when a patient comes in for their every 10-year colonoscopy, I add on an upper endoscope. ...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