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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

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 more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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Ct,upper gi,endoscopy w bioppsy,colonoscopy,hida scan, bloodwork=All normal except high lymphocyte count in small intestine- tired w burps after eatin?

Ct,upper gi,endoscopy w bioppsy,colonoscopy,hida scan, bloodwork=All normal except high lymphocyte count in small intestine- tired w burps after eatin?

Post prandial gas: and belching after eating is highly suggest of gallbladder disease, wither swelling, infection or stones. An abdominal ultrasound is the correct diagnostic imaging. Get an immune workup to find out why your lymphocyte count is elevated.Medication is a possibility. ...Read more

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When would you use an upper/lower GI series instead of endoscopy/colonoscopy?

When would you use an upper/lower GI series instead of endoscopy/colonoscopy?

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 more

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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

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I've had stomach aches for about 2 years now, seen many GI docs, upper endoscopy & colonoscopy found nothin what could it be?

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

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What happens during an upper GI endoscopy?

What happens during an upper GI endoscopy?

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

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Is an upper GI endoscopy considered surgery?

Is an upper GI endoscopy considered surgery?

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

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How should I prepare my kid for a GI endoscopy procedure?

How should I prepare my kid for a GI endoscopy procedure?

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

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What is an upper GI endoscopy?

What is an upper GI endoscopy?

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 more

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What is an upper GI endoscopy for?

Lots of reasons: Many indications but most common are abdominal pain and heartburn not responding to medications. ...Read more

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What happens during upper GI endoscopy? Will it hurt?

EGD: During upper endoscopy a flexible tube with a camera is passed to examine the esophagus and stomach. This is done under sedation. Usually there is no pain unless there are any complications. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a bad experience with upper GI endoscopy?

Does anyone have a bad experience with upper GI endoscopy?

Upper gi: Complication are rare, other than expected pistol ones such as soreness and discomfort in mouth and oesophagus. ...Read more

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I want to know why i can't eat after an upper GI endoscopy?

I want to know why i can't eat after an upper GI endoscopy?

Mucosal abrasions: Any scoping procedure may cause micro-trauma to the mucosa which is harmless, but you do not want to eat right after the test because the food can cause additional irritation to the intestinal wall. ...Read more

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In regards to upper GI endoscopy, what is an irregular z-line?

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

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What are the common conditions found with an upper GI endoscopy?

What are the common conditions found with an upper GI endoscopy?

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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more