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Upper Gi Endoscopy Side Effects
My mom 58 is getting early morning right side chest pain on and off. It subsides in few hrs. Her echo, ekg, upper GI endoscopy are normal. Suggestions?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Same as colonoscopy: There is no additional prep for the upper scope.
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.See 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.
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.
Upper gi: Complication are rare, other than expected pistol ones such as soreness and discomfort in mouth and oesophagus.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Not routinely, unless doctor requests it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doc wants to schedule me for an upper GI endoscopy. I do not have anyone who can drive me home so what do I do?
Two options:: Get a ride with a health transportation company, or do it unsedated (not recommended), however you can get it done with just topical anesthesia in the throat.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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