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Lower Gi Endoscopy Vs Colonoscopy
Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same as colonoscopy: There is no additional prep for the upper scope. ...Read more
Ct,upper gi,endoscopy w bioppsy,colonoscopy,hida scan, bloodwork=All normal except high lymphocyte count in small intestine- tired w burps after eatin?
Pain upper RT abdomen under rib, Nml labs, nml abdom U/S, nml upper GI endoscopy. Will sched HIDA.. Is colonoscopy warranted? Can constipation cause?
Too sick: If you were too sick for the 2 procedures i.e. Severe end-stage COPD would put you at risk for the sedation or severe blood abnormalities in which case the non-invasiveness of both GI series would make those 2 tests more attractive. Also, sometimes endoscopes are not physically able to be performed due to anatomical variations. Gi aries could get around this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What GI problems beside cc can a colonoscopy/endoscopy identify? Having ongoing problems in GI tract but i keep hearing i'm too young for cc.
IBD: Colonoscopy and egd are also used to evaluate for inflammatory conditions of the bowel as well as infectious conditions. You are not too young for a colonoscopy. You are too young if you are discussing a screening colonoscopy and are average risk for colon cancer. A diagnostic colonoscopy is to evaluate specific symptoms, which serves a different purpose. ...Read more
Can a GI specialist plz list the common digestive issues that people deal with? I'm getting an endoscopy/ colonoscopy what are the docs looking for?
Endoscopy : Please ask your endoscopic what he is looking for and what he is trying to exclude ...Read more
I've had stomach aches for about 2 years now, seen many GI docs, upper endoscopy & colonoscopy found nothin what could it be?
Any number: Of things could cause abdominal pain. It does not sound like GI malignancy if your egd and colonoscopy were normal. Common conditions that cause abdominal pain at your age includes irritable bowel syndrome or even gallstones. Ask you doctor for specific treatment for your case. ...Read more
Camera looks down: An endoscope is essentially a rubber tube with a video camera at the end of it. Usually, a patient receives some sedation and the camera is inserted down the throat thru the esophagus and into the stomach and often past the stomach into the duodenum. The endoscope transmits images to a video screen which the doctor can look at to detect ulcers. ...Read more
No: It is an outpatient procedure where an endoscope is descended through the mouth to look at the upper gastrointestinal tact, the patient is sedated lightly and some biopsies can be taken, but it is not considered surgery. ...Read more
See below: I would talk to your child, and let them know what to expect. Try to allay their fear as much as you can. And let them know they will be given some medicine to make them sleepy. ...Read more
EGD: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd) is a test to examine the lining of the esophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach), stomach, and first part of the small intestine. It is done with a small camera (flexible endoscope) that is inserted down the throat. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper gi: Complication are rare, other than expected pistol ones such as soreness and discomfort in mouth and oesophagus. ...Read more
Gastroesophagel jctn: This refers to the appearance of the tissue where the esophagus and stomach meet. The z-line is a zig-zag line where these 2 different type tissues meet. Occasionally it can be irregular and protrude more into the esophagus and not have the typical appearance. This is generally a benign condition but can occasionally represent mild barrett's esophagus, a precancerous change caused by reflux. ...Read more
UGI tract problems: Upper GI endoscopy exams the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Most nflammatory, structural, infectious, dysplastic (cancer), and motility disorders of these organs are detectable with endoscopy. The value of the procedure however is in its therapeutic potention--dilation, stop bleeding, minor surgery (even notes), and much more. ...Read more
Do you think I should still take the 40 mg Nexium (esomeprazole) before a GI endoscopy in 2 weeks?
Yes: The medication will not affect the study. ...Read more
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