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Upper Gi Scopy
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
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
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
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?
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
Not really: These tests require you to be under sedation. The doctor will give you medication through an IV so that you won't feel pain or remember the procedure. Rarely you may experience brief moments of discomfort or pain that you remember later, but most people don't remember anything. ...Read more
4 mnths of upper GI nausea-loss appetite-fatigue-irritable-headache-twitching, diarrhea.Had uppergi, bloodwork, hpylori , fecal test, hida scan- allnormal?
Sometimes: It's actually a clinical diagnosis, based on high level of suspicion (i.e., if you are a diabetic, for example) a "snapshot" (upper endoscopy, aka egd) may show liquid in the stomach after 8-10 hours of fasting; but no fluid does not negate the clinical diagnosis. Plus, many medications can stop evacuation from a healthy stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an endoscopy done with findings : moderately severe esophagitis, erythema, 4mm sessile polyp chronic gastritis, neg h pylori, naus, up GI pain, ??
Pain upper center abdomen and and upper right. Abdominal u/s nml. endoscopy shows gerd CBC cmp nml. What could this be? Hx constipation, should worry?
Biliary dyskinesia?: This could be a unction all problem with he gallbladder, especially if the pain is related to meals. Ask your doctor if a CCK-HIDA scan is appropriate. If this is done, pay particular attention as to whether or not the medication (CCK) reproduces the pain. This is a nuclear medicine scan. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?
Burning sensation in upper and lower abdomen for years.Ctscan, endoscopy, colonscopy, capsule endo., normal.Biospie normal.No h.Pylori .What is this?
Not sure: Sounds like you have had a thorough work-up with a gastroenterologist. If your symptoms persist, seek a second opinion from a different physician. ...Read more
Epigastric pain, neg H pylori but pos FOBT. Colonoscopy normal but endoscopy showed gastritis. Cause of gastritis?
Causes of gastritis: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." The term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid & non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, H.pylori infection, atrophic & hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more
Upper right abdominal tenderrnes docs say unsure y gall.Removed in june pain present before. Colonoscopy upper GI CT small bowel fine. Tests needed?
R up. quad. tender.: Ercp, or a barium swallow. The first is similar to an endoscopy, but goes all the way to the ducts where your gallbladder once was, done under sedation..Information this would give you would be: is the motility of the ducts ok, as sometimes stents are required to keep the ducts open.A barium swallow , can be done as outpatient as well, and can give you insight about the anatomy of your GI track. ...Read more
Yes: If they use EUS technique ( endoscopic us) ...Read more