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Is There Any Risk To My Teeth Or Dentures During Upper Endoscopy
Spare the teeth!: To protect your teeth from the endoscope (and the endoscope from being damaged by your teeth) a mouth guard is usually inserted before the start of an endoscopy procedure. To insure maximum safety to your mouth, make the endoscopist aware of any loose teeth or dental appliances, if you have overlays that may chip, or any dental, gum, and mouth problems. Safety is the endoscopist's #1 priority. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Upper endoscopy (also called egd) is a test in which a thin, flexible camera scope is passed through the mouth to evaluate the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and the first part of the small intestine. Endoscopy is typically used to diagnose ulcers, acid reflux, various GI cancers, and related conditions. The test is performed by a gastroenterologist. Moderate ...Read more
Concerned about oral/pharynx cancer. Had a recent dental check up, and an upper endoscopy. All clear. Would these tests catch this type of cancer?
Too rare for worry: There's been a lot of publicity about pharyngeal cancer in recent years, many cases attributed to HPV type 16. However, it remains a rare cancer. Even in people with HPV including oral infection or frequent oral sex, it is FAR less common than breast, colon, lung, prostate, etc. Also, peak age is way in your future, typically age 50+. Your routine annual dental visits are sufficient protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safety: There is always the risk of having complications during delivery. If they have to do an emergency c-section for instance, the may need to intubate (place a tube into your trachea) to deliver general anesthesia. They just want to make sure the airways are clear and readily accessible if the need to intervene may arise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Easy Upper Endoscopy: Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper part of the small intestine. Depending on the reason for the exam, biopsies may be taken for h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue, eosinophilic esophagitis, barrett's esophagus, polyps can be removed, bleeding can be controlled, & other samples collected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risks for a person with a heart attack and stroke (April 2024) during upper endoscopy?
Rest 6-8 weeks: As a neurologist, I generally have a policy that strongly prohibits any medical procedure which is invasive or could potentially require the use of anesthesia of any sort in stroke patients who had their event less than 6 to 8 weeks prior. Life-and-death procedures are different so in those instances risks must be weighed against benefits. ...Read more
Wheat allergy: You should know that there are two different entities - wheat allergy which is an ige mediated allergy and gluten intolerance or so called celiac disease which is an IgA mediated disease. Upper endoscopy can determine celiac disease (gluten intolerance) but not wheat allergy through ige mechanism. Usually, those folks have thinned duodenal mucosa due to inflammation and even atrophy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During my intake for my upcoming egd, i was asked if i was agoraphobic. What's the correlation between agoraphobia and an upper endoscopy?
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