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When can I eat after endoscope capsule?

Anything after test: After endo capsule testing period has finished (meaning, apparatus that records images taken from capsule has been returned), you are free to eat anything you normally would ...Read more

Endoscope (Definition)

An endoscope is a rigid or flexible telescope made for looking inside the body. It can go in through natural openings (lke the mouth or nose), or can be inserted into the ...Read more


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Why does the endoscope have to be so big?

Why does the endoscope have to be so big?

The caliber fits the: Oriface into which it is inserted; the length determines how far the scope eraches. A colonoscope tends to be wider and longer. My laryngoscope fits through the nose, and is rather a short distance to the voice box. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: endoscope?

What is the definition or description of: endoscope?

Telescope to look in: An endoscope is a rigid or flexible telescope made for looking inside the body. It can go in through natural openings (lke the mouth or nose), or can be inserted into the body through an incision. ...Read more

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What are the chances of catching an illness from an improperly cleaned endoscope?

What are the chances of catching an illness from an improperly cleaned endoscope?

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

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Hi what size is the endoscope for upper? Just a little scared about about choking or gagging.

Hi what size is the endoscope for upper? Just a little scared about about choking or gagging.

No worries: Hi Dale,
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

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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?

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

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I had done endoscope result was lax haitus with prolapsing gastropathy what can I do for this sir please tell?

I had done endoscope result was lax haitus with prolapsing gastropathy what can I do for this sir please tell?

There are: 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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Are colonoscopies and endoscopes accurate in detecting crohns? Can they be normal and the person still have crohns?

Are colonoscopies and endoscopes accurate in detecting crohns? Can they be normal and the person still have crohns?

Yes possible : some Crohn's disease can only affect the small bowel so you'd need to evaluate the full GI tract. If EGD/colonoscopy/capsule are all negative at a time you're having symptoms, then it's pretty unlikely that crohn's is the answer. ...Read more

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Had endoscope today discovered hietus hernia can this cause sickness I've been having what's best to take for this hernia ?

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

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My friends dr. Said to do an endoscope to check her thyroid?

My friends dr. Said to do an endoscope to check her thyroid?

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

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What is fiber-optic endoscope?

What is fiber-optic endoscope?

Instrument: It is used for looking into your stomach, lungs, or colon. ...Read more

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When you are in remission from chron's disease, do you have negative colonoscopies/endoscopes?

When you are in remission from chron's disease, do you have negative colonoscopies/endoscopes?

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

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What do you suggest if my friends dr. told her he wanted to do an endoscope to check her thyroid?

What do you suggest if my friends dr. told her he wanted to do an endoscope to check her thyroid?

Something's wrong: Hi. You don't check the thyroid with endoscopy. Maybe get clarification from your friend. The doc is probably planning endoscopy for some suspected GI problem and checking thyroid function...two unrelated things. ...Read more

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My friends dr. told her he wanted to do an endoscope to check her thyroid. What's he checking for?

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

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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

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Would I throw up when I have my endoscope done?

Would I throw up when I have my endoscope done?

No: Because of sedation the procedure can be done without gagging or vomiting.The scope can be inserted without any problems. ...Read more

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What is the sterilization method for fiber optic-endoscope?

What is the sterilization method for fiber optic-endoscope?

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

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