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How Long Should I Allow For My Appointment In Endoscopy
Only the duct system: Scopes are inside the intestines. The pancreas is external to the intestines. The opening of the duct leading from the pancreas into the intestines is visible. The endoscopist can enter that duct and inject a dye that will light up the ducts within the pancreas. This procedure can identify problems within the pancreatic duct system. ...Read more
Is there any type of endoscopy where the doctor can see inside your liver directly with a camera? If not is there any procedure that does allow a doctor to see inside your liver directly?
I had a lump removed, 3 weeks ago from near my anus.Now have an appointment to attend endoscopy clinic. Worried to what's going on?
Best to find out: Exactly what is going on. It is impossible for us to know. You will soon know all the answers. Be patient. I know it is hard. But don't cross bridges that you may never come to. It just might be a swollen lymph node that was aggrevated and you will be fine. Keep your chin up and keep us posted! ...Read more
Help! I am waiting for another appointment with my gasto specialist doctor but why would the blood test be positive if the endoscopy is negative?
They told my husband that he couldn't eat anything the entire day before. Isn't that too long? He's having an endoscopy as well.
Not too long -normal: If he is having a colonoscopy he would need take medication to help with the clean out to prepare his colon for the scope typically the day before. The doctor has to be able to maneuver the colonoscope thru the colon and inspect the entire colon clearly. If he eats there will be food and stool still present impairing his view using the scope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EGD is pretty quick: Upper endoscopy uses an optical device on a flexible, steerable tube to examine esophagus, stomach, & upper small bowel. Often, biopsies are taken to rule out barrett's esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue. A diagnostic study as such takes less than 5 minutes, during which you are sedated. Therapeutics (dilation, cautery, polypectomy, etc.) adds a few minutes more. ...Read more
Variable time: A colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same is called a bi-directional. There are variables that affect the amount of time such as skill of the operating physician, amount of fecal material and need for tissue samples. Generally the actual procedure takes 10 - 45 minutes. After the procedure it takes approximately 30 mins to 3 hours to recover from the sedating medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: You have mild sedation for the procedure and a numbing spray for the back of your throat. Otherwise you shouldn't feel anything. After, your throat may be a a little sore but you should not have any true pain especially if no biopsies were done. Back to your normal routine the next day. ...Read more
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