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Upper Gi Endoscopy And Breastfeeding Safe
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
An EGD is a diagnostic and therapeutic modality wherein a GI doctor puts a fiber optic scope down the throat of the patient, who is gently anesthetized, to,directly examine the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestines and to take biopsies of potentially abnormal findings or treat areas ...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
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
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
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
No: Not routinely, unless doctor requests it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Upper GI endoscopy done & everything came back normal except the Z-line was irregular, 37cm from the incisors and a few biopsies. What does this mean?
Endoscopy: It just means that no definite diagnosis was able to be made by what was seen. It does not necessarily mean that there is nothing wrong, just that the diagnosis cannot be made by this procedure. You may need further testing or a trial of medications at this time. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conscious sedation: Conscious sedation often uses versed or Valium combined with fentanyl or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) to achieve a dreamy state where you relax & often "forget." in this state, procedures like upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, etc. Can be performed. The sedation lingers sometimes for hours, effecting both amnesia as well as a prolonged groggy sensation. Traditionally, you "recover" before discharge for 1/2 hour post-test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If they use EUS technique ( endoscopic us) ...Read more
I had a upper GI endoscopy which revealed modularity at ge junction they have sent the samples for biopsy i'm really worried its 4 days wait to go..
Gastroenterologist found a reddish patch during upper GI endoscopy. I asked him if it looked concerning, and he said it looked like gastritis. He sent the sample for biopsy anyway.
Based on this, how likely is it that patch was concerning?
Gastritis: Gastritis is an inflammatory process affecting the lining of the stomach and it is quite likely that you had a mild form of it. In my experience the endoscopist has a good idea if a lesion is very suspicious by visualizing it but just to be sure, biopsy is taken. It is reassuring that he stated the area looked like gastritis and not malignant appearing. I expect a favorable report for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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