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Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Borade
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Stomach Biopsy (Definition)

A stomach biopsy is typically obtained by a gastroenterologist during a procedure called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (upper endoscopy). During the procedure a flexible tube in inserted in the mouth and threaded down into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Tissue samples can be taken to be evaluated by a pathologist. Typically a stomach biopsy is taken to ...Read more


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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. ...Read more

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Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Inflammation: Inflammation of the esophagus can be a precursor for cancer. Inflammation of the esophagus and stomach can mimic or hide cancer. It was smart to get endoscopy. Your doctor did a good job biopsying the worrisome areas. If the biopsies come back benign, then you will be treated and observed. Well done. Your working diagnosis is inflammation which is treated with medicines. ...Read more

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After gastroscopy and biopsy from stomac GI+G 0/5x0.4x0.1tubular adenoma?

After gastroscopy and biopsy from stomac GI+G 0/5x0.4x0.1tubular adenoma?

Gastric adenoma: These are quite rare and it's an interesting dilemma. How old are you? As gastric neoplasms are more common in certain populations, what is your ethnicity? Is it possible that there was a colonoscopy done at the same time with the polyp having originated in the colon? ...Read more

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Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?

Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?

Only one of those : Most of those tests won't tell you anything about pancreas. Only one is ct scan.A perfectly normal ct with IV contrast goes a long way in saying you have a normal pancreas.Mri might give more info but not usually a screening test. ...Read more

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Epigastric pain, neg H pylori but pos FOBT. Colonoscopy normal but endoscopy showed gastritis. Cause of gastritis?

Epigastric pain, neg H pylori but pos FOBT. Colonoscopy normal but endoscopy showed gastritis. Cause of gastritis?

Causes of gastritis: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." The term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid & non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, H.pylori infection, atrophic & hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more

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My endoscopy report says small hiatus hernia and distal esophagitis (grade c) with gastritis H-pylori +ve. ?

My endoscopy report says small hiatus hernia and distal esophagitis (grade c) with gastritis H-pylori +ve. ?

Change habits: These can often all be cleared up with natural dietary means, botanicals for H. Pylori and elimination diet and healing nutrients for esophageal problem. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more

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Endoscopy Gastric Mucosa Biopsy result Gastritis mild, inactive Complete intestinal metaplasia without dysplasia No H.pylori repeat test in 6 mth why?

Endoscopy Gastric Mucosa Biopsy result Gastritis mild, inactive
Complete intestinal metaplasia without dysplasia No H.pylori repeat test in 6 mth why?

To ensue eradication: of H pylori. Repeat testing is needed to check on the effectiveness of the treatment. The findings you described can be attributed to H pylori. It would be important to ensue that the infection has been cleared out. ...Read more

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Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: Is preferred test for diagnosis of stomach cancer. A barium upper GI series is not as sensitive. Biopsy can also be done during endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can upper endoscopys and colonoscopys hurt?

Can upper endoscopys and colonoscopys hurt?

Not really: These tests require you to be under sedation. The doctor will give you medication through an IV so that you won't feel pain or remember the procedure. Rarely you may experience brief moments of discomfort or pain that you remember later, but most people don't remember anything. ...Read more

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Endoscopy in Asia with Gastric Mucosa Biopsy result Gastritis mild, inactive Complete intestinal metaplasia without dysplasia No H.pylori ,meaning pls?

Endoscopy in Asia with Gastric Mucosa Biopsy result Gastritis mild, inactive
Complete intestinal metaplasia without dysplasia No H.pylori ,meaning pls?

Gastroenterologist: Mild inflammatory changes of the stomach lining was found, but intestinal metaplasia means that some of the stomach lining has morphed into a potentially premalignant pattern. Absence of dysplasia is favorable. Because of metaplasia I feel you should be carefully followed by a gastroenterologist who will monitor your situation with periodic endoscopic examinations. You don't need treatment for HP ...Read more

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Had edg endoscopy mild gastritis found put on PPI now month later stomachs burning nausea.no gross pathology. Why did surgeon notake biopsy of gastrit?

Had edg endoscopy mild gastritis found put on PPI now month later stomachs burning nausea.no gross pathology. Why did surgeon notake biopsy of gastrit?

Nausea: Not sure why no biopsy was none. Your doctor may not have felt the findings were significant. You could have a H Pylori breath test without an endoscopy. Your gallbladder could be further evaluated with an ultrasound and HIDA scan with CCK. A gastric emptying study might also be useful. ...Read more

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All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen, corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis. Help?

All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen,  corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis. 
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Allergist/GI: See an allergist or a GI doc who is comfortable managing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Often, patients with this condition are managed by both specialties. EoE is often managed with multiple therapies, including food elimination diets, proton pump inhibitors, and swallowed steroids depending on severity and symptoms. Please see doc as this is a chronic, sometimes severe, condition. ...Read more

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Can upper endoscopy really dianose an acid reflux?

Can upper endoscopy really dianose an acid reflux?

Endoscopy: Yes it really can. You can see irritation and even see the stomach acid come up. ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your GI tract that you have noted and which must be producing severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Can an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy diagnose gastroparesis?

Can an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy diagnose gastroparesis?

Sometimes: It's actually a clinical diagnosis, based on high level of suspicion (i.e., if you are a diabetic, for example) a "snapshot" (upper endoscopy, aka egd) may show liquid in the stomach after 8-10 hours of fasting; but no fluid does not negate the clinical diagnosis. Plus, many medications can stop evacuation from a healthy stomach. ...Read more

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Would an upper GI endoscopy reveal celiac disease?

Would an upper GI endoscopy reveal celiac disease?

Depends: A person would need to be consuming at least some gluten on a daily basis for 3 weeks prior to the studies for a biopsy to obtain tissue consistent with the diagnosis. That could be as little as a slice of wheat bread/day, but someone who has been avoiding gluten can make the study less accurate. Just looking (endoscopy) is not diagnostic. ...Read more

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What can be done for oesophageal spasm..Normal barium swallow...Gastroscopy showed ulcers. ?

What can be done for oesophageal spasm..Normal barium swallow...Gastroscopy showed ulcers.  
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Esophageal Spasm: The treatment depends on the diagnosis. In this case ulcers may be indicative of reflux which can be treated with either medical or surgical options. However, that alone is unlikely the cause and other etiologies should be for the spasm should be excluded. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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