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My colonoscopy and gastroscopy examinations last March showed symptoms of ulcer.Should I take such exams this year?Are such exams have side effects?

My colonoscopy and gastroscopy examinations last March showed symptoms of ulcer.Should I take such exams this year?Are such exams have side effects?

Gastroscopy needed: If your colonoscopy was normal, but you were found to have an ulcer on gastroscopy, then you should have a follow up gastroscopy to make sure the ulcer is healed. I assume that you have received treatment for the ulcer. ...Read more

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Have a pain in the middle of back more on right side comes and goes had a gastroscopy mild gastritis does not seem muscle pain it seems deep?

Have a pain in the middle of back more on right side comes and goes had a gastroscopy mild gastritis does not seem muscle pain it seems deep?

Back pain: Other options for causes include gall bladder pathology which would not have been seen on your scope, constipation is always possible and then consider the kidney as a cause such as a kidney stone. Gallbladder issues are often mistaken for gastritis and can be intermittent. ...Read more

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I've just had a gastroscopy for coeliac. Showed gastritis. Bloated and severe stitch pain in side. Sometimes pain / burning under ribs. Please help!

Gastritis: Celiac disease is not diagnosed by gastroscopy since it involves the small intestines and not the upper GI tract. You problem appears to be from inflammation in the stomach which may be associated with H pylori infection, NSAIDs intake etc. It is best for you to consult your doctor or see a GI specialist to get a more focused diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

EGD: If you are referring to an EGD where the use a scope to look into your esophagus and stomach, then it should be painless since they will sedate you first. ...Read more

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Any complications with the gastroscopy?

Any complications with the gastroscopy?

Endoscopy: Complications rate is very low(less than 1%) but includes aspiration, perforation , bleeding, infection , missed findings , reaction to sedation including death. As stated, complications are rare. They should be discussed with you by the person performing the examination. Risks & benefits are discussed prior to the examination. This is referred to as "informed consent .". ...Read more

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What to do if i'm terrified of gastroscopy?

What to do if i'm terrified of gastroscopy?

See details: Speak to the GI specialist. You will be sedated and will sleep through the procedure without any issues. ...Read more

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I am about to have a gastroscopy. Any advice ?

I am about to have a gastroscopy. Any advice ?

EGD pt info : Please follow all the instructions provided by your endoscopy team, particularly their instructions regarding pre-op medicines and if you are on any blood thinners. Make sure you understand the risks ; possible complications of the procedure ; anesthesia. Following can help 1)http://www.Asge.Org/patients/patients.Aspx?Id=378. 2) https://www.Gastro.Org/patient-center/procedures/upper-gi-endoscopy. ...Read more

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I'm about to have a gastroscopy. Any advice for a scared person?

I'm about to have a gastroscopy. Any advice for a scared person?

Knowledge is Power: Knowledge is Power Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more