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Ultrasound Gastrointestinal Endoscopic
Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy. ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. ...Read more
Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?
Depends: A person would need to be consuming at least some gluten on a daily basis for 3 weeks prior to the studies for a biopsy to obtain tissue consistent with the diagnosis. That could be as little as a slice of wheat bread/day, but someone who has been avoiding gluten can make the study less accurate. Just looking (endoscopy) is not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can i exclude cancer?Urq disc.& floating stool.Had normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy(gerd/gastritis).
Sounds Good: But you need to discuss your concerns with your doctor/s. ...Read more
No: An ultrasound may miss tumors of the stomach. ...Read more
Having endoscopic ultrasound to look at pancreas. Do the multiple stomach peptic ulcers need to heal before ultrasound by gastroenterologist?
Yes: If they use EUS technique ( endoscopic us) ...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
Depends:location,siz: Ultrasound of abdomen for lymphoma is hit-or-miss. It depends on where the lymphoma is (Behind bowel gas? Forget it. Near the liver? Possible), it's size, & many other factors. Ultrasound techs don't go looking for lymphoma unless they know it's there. Any growth / tumor seen may not even be lymphoma - other possibilities exist. Scans are not necessarily the best test. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
Can i relax about cancer?Urq disc.&occ floating stool.Normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gastritis
I'd relax for now: Your pain and stool fat changes sound like gall bladder disease, though proven not present. Was the gerd region biopsied? If so and negative, your comprehensive and perhaps more than appropriate workup shows within the limits of present technology, you don't have a detectable cancer. Longstanding gerd can be a pre-cancerous change over the years however and may warrant future follow-up endoscopy. ...Read more
Can i relax about cancer?Urq disc.& floating stool.Normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy(gerd/gastritis).
Endoscopy: Endoscopy views the esophagus, stomach and upper portion if the small intestine. It does not view the gallbladder at all! endoscopic ultrasound(eus) however can visualize the gallbladder & make a diagnosis of gallstones. Eus instrument is passed through the mouth as well but is a more sophisticated instrument than the standard endoscope. Eus can also assess the liver & pancreas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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