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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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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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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

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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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Will a EGD detect h pylori?

Will a EGD detect h pylori?

Yes: There is a bacterium in the stomach, helicobacter pylori, that can cause ulcers. Documentation of this bacterium is important because eradication of such reduces the chance of ulcer recurrence by 95%. The best way to detect H. Pylori would be with biopsy during EGD, ...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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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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Could barium swallow test show esophageal erosions?

Could barium swallow test show esophageal erosions?

Possibly: A well performed barium swallow can show esophageal erosions. An endoscopy might be better, though, as they can take a biopsy of abnormal looking tissue. ...Read more

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Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Most patients: Find mild sedation helpful during a colonoscsopy however many can tolerate the procedure without sedation. Talk with your endoscopist to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Is an upper endoscopy necessary before laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Is an upper endoscopy necessary before laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Generally no: However, depending on your surgeon's practice and your specific condition, an upper endoscopy may be performed. Some surgeons may request an ERCP to open and or clear the bile ducts. ...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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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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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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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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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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What is an upper GI endoscopy for?

What is an upper GI endoscopy for?

Lots of reasons: Many indications but most common are abdominal pain and heartburn not responding to medications. ...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