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Years of off and on swallowing problems and ER visits. Endoscopy shows esophagitis w/corrugation meaning EoE. Biopsy results tomorrow, what to expect?

Years of off and on swallowing problems and ER visits. Endoscopy shows esophagitis w/corrugation meaning EoE. Biopsy results tomorrow, what to expect?

Esophagitis: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, it could be eosinophilic vs reflux Esophagitis, metaplasia or erosive Esophagitis. Most of these conditions are very well treated by dietary modification, medications and follow up endoscopy. Please let me know if you need any further assistance:)... I hope I have answered your question. Thank you! ...Read more

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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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My 6year old daughter has had a headache & fever (99.4-100) since her upper endoscopy (about 24hrs ago) should I take her to the er?

My 6year old daughter has had a headache & fever (99.4-100) since her upper endoscopy (about 24hrs ago) should I take her to the er?

Monitor fever: If she is having fever and no other symptoms then this low grade temp could be due to the trauma of procedure. If she is having chest discomfort, breathing difficulty, rapid breathing and sputum production then you want to call the doctor who performed the procedure and should take her to the er. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER with painful swallowing after an upper endoscopy? Would a perforation be common enough to warrant a diagnostic x-ray?

Should I go to the ER with painful swallowing after an upper endoscopy? Would a perforation be common enough to warrant a diagnostic x-ray?

Rare: Would be rare. Rather than going to ER, call the MD who did the scope. MDs always have someone on call after hours. If you can't reach him/her, then go to ER. ...Read more

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I'am the lady with the pain for 4 yrs...This is the continue... I have been to the ER multiple times in the last 4 yrs. I have had endless tests. Ultrasounts, mri's, hiates, colonoscopy, endoscopy, endless bloodwork, tests to check my kidneys, camera insert

I'am the lady with the pain for 4 yrs...This is the continue... I have been to the ER multiple times in the last 4 yrs. I have had endless tests. Ultrasounts, mri's, hiates, colonoscopy, endoscopy, endless bloodwork, tests to check my kidneys, camera insert

Returning: Returning to the er is unlikely to help make the diagnosis. Er's are set up for emergency situations, and they cannot perform complicated testing as you know. The best thing is to establish with an excellent primary care physician, either an internal medicine or family practice physician. However, you need to know that there are some conditions that cannot be diagnosed by current technology, and it is a matter of managing the symptoms. While that is a frustrating situation, it is reality, and is something to consider as you go through this process. ...Read more

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Solid food feels stuck in throat. Will ER do an endoscopy? Can't see Dr for 2 weeks. Safe to wait? And can I get by on jello and pudding for 2 weeks

Solid food feels stuck in throat. Will ER do an endoscopy? Can't see Dr for 2 weeks. Safe to wait? And can I get by on jello and pudding for 2 weeks

No: No, the ER will not do an endoscopy unless it is an emergency. It is safe to wait as long as you do not have sudden onset of pain or worsening pain, difficulty breathing or chest pain. You will lose a lot of weight eating just jello and pudding. I would recommend eating more protein and carbs which can be puree'd, or try greek yogurt, softer foods, etc to maintain your calorie intake. ...Read more

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35 male indian, ER thrice EKG fine, echo and stress fine. Normal cholestrol. What can cause chest pain? Endoscopy fine too. Fear of heart attack!!

35 male indian, ER thrice EKG fine, echo and stress fine. Normal cholestrol. What can cause chest pain? Endoscopy fine too. Fear of heart attack!!

Anxiety: There are several reasons for non cardiac chest pain including muscle skeletal pain, esophageal spam, and anxiety. At your age, having heart disease is very unlikely but if you have strong familiy history of heart disease and you want to be 100% sure, you could have a cardiac CT. ...Read more

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I had a endoscopy in my stomach today n they did biopsy. I've been having sharp stabbing pains throughout my stomach n tight pain in chest. Is this ok? Or do I need to go to the ER because my doctor is closed till Monday

I had a endoscopy in my stomach today n they did biopsy. I've been having sharp stabbing pains throughout my stomach n tight pain in chest. Is this ok? Or do I need to go to the ER because my doctor is closed till Monday

Call covering physi: Call the physician who is on call for your physician. Emergency room costs a lot and you haven't told me enough that makes me think that you need to go to the emergency room. If you have no alternative options then go ...Read more

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Why do an endoscopy?

Why do an endoscopy?

Many reasons!: Everyone should have a colonoscopy, which is one type of endoscopy, at age 50 (sooner if there is a family history suggesting higher risk for colon cancer). Other types of endoscopy can look at different parts of the body, such as the esophagus, stomach, bile ducts, vocal cords, airways, bladder and ureters. These procedures are done if symptoms or other tests suggest a need for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I expect from an endoscopy?

What can I expect from an endoscopy?

Endoscopy: Either upper endoscopy or colonoscopy are done under IV sedation. Once you are sedated, the scope is passed into the intended area. It usually lasts 15-20 minutes. The sedation is reversed and you awaken in recovery. Someone drives you home and you can eat. ...Read more

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Could an endoscopy detect that I smoke?

Could an endoscopy detect that I smoke?

No: Endoscopy is meant to look at the anatomy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (or the colon, using a different kind of scope). Smoking may cause changes in the mucosal lining, including inflammation (gastritis, duodenitis, esophagitis) but these aren't specific to smoking. Smoking is 'detected' by history, smell of tobacco smoke on patients, and sometimes urine cotinine (nicotine's metabolite). ...Read more

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How to understand my endoscopy results?

Ask your doc: Your doctor should be able to explain everything. If you have a particular question about a specific finding on your endoscopy, you can ask here ...Read more

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What is capsule endoscopy?

What is capsule endoscopy?

Small bowel test: It is a test that involves swallowing a small camera (the size of a multivitamin) that takes images of your small intestine. It sends the images to a small monitor that is worn by your side for 8-12 hours that is then connected to a computer after your return for your physician to look at the images. The capsule is one-time use only and does not need to be retrieved. ...Read more

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What is an upper endoscopy?

What is an upper endoscopy?

Easy Upper Endoscopy: Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper part of the small intestine. Depending on the reason for the exam, biopsies may be taken for h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue, eosinophilic esophagitis, barrett's esophagus, polyps can be removed, bleeding can be controlled, & other samples collected. ...Read more

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Why is an upper endoscopy done?

Many reasons: For a variety of reasons but mostly to evaluate upper GI symptoms such as reflux, abdominal pain, problems swallowing, signs of bleeding (black or bloody stools) nausea with vomiting, weight loss and sometimes diarrhea. We do so trying to diagnosis and treat such problems as gerd, barrett's, ulcers, cancers or celiac. ...Read more

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How safe is a capsule endoscopy?

Very safe: It is usually very safe. The only potential problem would be if you have a narrowing in your intestines, which can cause the pill to get stuck. You would require surgery to get it out. If you don't have a history of bowel obstructions, crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, the risk of the pill getting stuck is very close to zero. ...Read more

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Could an endoscopy detect smoking?

No: Endoscopy is meant to look at the anatomy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (or the colon, using a different kind of scope). Smoking may cause changes in the mucosal lining, including inflammation (gastritis, duodenitis, esophagitis) but these aren't specific to smoking. Smoking is 'detected' by history, smell of tobacco smoke on patients, and sometimes urine cotinine (nicotine's metabolite). ...Read more

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How to prepare for upper endoscopy?

How to prepare for upper endoscopy?

Need no oral prep...: ...Just diet restriction (avoid ingesting liquids within 2 hours, solids in 4-6 hours), appropriate to what sedation will be used ; why endoscopy is being pursued. If gastroparesis is suspected, you may need a longer period of fasting before testing. ...Read more

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Do I need to starve before endoscopy?

Not really: Upper GI scope, nothing overnight. Colonoscopy- rectal rocketing requires cleansing enemas or golytely, (polyethylene glycol) as well as clear liquids the day prior. ...Read more

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How long does an upper endoscopy 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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How do I prepare for capsule endoscopy?

Laxatives: You need to take laxatives as directed by your referring doctor. Usually it is a similar preparation than the colonoscopy prep (miralax, golytely, (polyethylene glycol) nulytely, halflytely, etc). ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy and endoscopy dangerous?

Is a colonoscopy and endoscopy dangerous?

There: Are always rare risk during these procedures, but the benefit far out weights the risk. ...Read more

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When does someone need an upper endoscopy?

See: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/endoscopy/basics/why-its-done/prc-20020363

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Can I have an upper endoscopy with a cold?

Depends on how bad: Generally can do. Depends on how congested you are, and how well you are breathing-before you get medicated. Elective procedure can always be rescheduled. Emergency procedure is just that.. ...Read more

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How is bleeding controlled in a endoscopy?

How is bleeding controlled in a endoscopy?

Hemostasis...: ... (control of bleeding) can be endoscopically managed by (in no particular order of importance): ligation, injection of sclerosants, removal of a hemorrhaging lesion, cauterization, tamponade, apc (argon plasma coagulation), topical formalin, spray application of glues, many other techniques. Your endoscopist will know which technique to employ and in what setting (s). ...Read more

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Endoscopy and colonoscopy, what are these?

Help see GI tract: Endoscopy is when a camera is placed down your mouth to see the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract.

Colonoscopy is when a camera is placed into the rectum to see the lower part of your gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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When after an upper endoscopy can you eat?

Soon: If everything went well you can start eating and drinking when you are completely awake from the anesthesia. ...Read more