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Esophagoscopy (Overview)

Esophagoscopy refers to the use of a camera to visualize the esophagus.


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What is an esophagoscopy?

What is an esophagoscopy?

Esophagoscopy is a…: …study of the esophagus (food tube) using a flexible tube (older ones were rigid & straight) equipped with a camera & ports for instruments for taking biopsies of suspicious areas. ...Read more

Esophagoscopy (Overview)

Esophagoscopy refers to the use of a camera to visualize the esophagus.


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Trans nasal esophagoscopy cost?

Trans nasal esophagoscopy cost?

Varies: If you are paying cash for this procedure the cost can vary widely. From a from a few hundred dollars to $1000 or more depending on the practitioner. If you have been recommended to have the procedure and you have no insurance i suggest you talk with your doctor about the cost first and see if allowances can be made for you. ...Read more

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I just had a transnasal esophagoscopy which showed no damage to my throat and larynx. Does this rule out LPR despite my burning throat and mucus?

I just had a transnasal esophagoscopy which showed no damage to my throat and larynx. Does this rule out LPR despite my burning throat and mucus?

Pharyngeal reflux: Develops when stomach acid travels up into your throat. You may experience "heartburn" or "indigestion". .Some of the more common symptoms are:sensation of drainage down the back of the throat or excessive mucus feeling of something caught in the throat or a tickling or burning sensation, sore throat, , chronic cough, post-nasal drip, difficulty swallowing.Testsshould help diagnose. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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