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Doctor insights on: Upper Gi Series Side Effects

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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


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How long before an upper GI series do I stop eating?

Each facility: might have slightly different instructions, but nothing to eat after midnight for a morning exam, or at least 6 hours, should suffice. Do not skip your meds,you can have some water too. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an upper GI series?

UGI is pretty safe: Upper GI series x-rays esophagus, stomach & upper small intestine after you drink a chalky solution to coat the lining along with fizzies to distend the upper gut. Serious complications are really rare, but some people don't tolerate the volume of liquid, the sensation of distension, or are intolerant to the solution itself. They may vomit or aspirate the oral contrast agent, or have diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can an upper GI series xray cause any damage?

No: I.t does not cause any appreciable damage with the small amount of radiation ...Read more

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Could sjogren syndrome causes sever dysphagia and how this appear in upper GI series ?

Could sjogren syndrome causes sever dysphagia and how this appear in upper GI series ?

Yes: Upper GI series will show dysphagia but it wont necessarily show the cause. In sjogrens disease the cause of dysphagia can be due to dry throat, but can also be caused by inflammation in the brain stem. The latter might also cause other symptoms besides just dysphagia. ...Read more

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How safe is the radiation in an upper GI series or swallow? Is it safe to have this test multiple times over the years?

You can calculate: the theoretical risk at xrayrisk.com with a simple interactive tool. For the most part, endoscopy has replaced the UGI series for evaluation of the esophagus and stomach. ...Read more

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