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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

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 more

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Dr. Faiz Shakir
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Egd (Definition)

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


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Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

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

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Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

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

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Would an upper GI endoscopy reveal celiac disease?

Would an upper GI endoscopy reveal celiac disease?

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 more

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Is an upper GI endoscopy considered surgery?

Is an upper GI endoscopy considered surgery?

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

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What is an upper GI endoscopy for?

What is an upper GI endoscopy for?

Lots of reasons: Many indications but most common are abdominal pain and heartburn not responding to medications. ...Read more

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Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: Is preferred test for diagnosis of stomach cancer. A barium upper GI series is not as sensitive. Biopsy can also be done during endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy diagnose gastroparesis?

Can an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy diagnose gastroparesis?

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 more

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What can an upper endoscopy of the GI tract diagnose?

What can an upper endoscopy of the GI tract diagnose?

Polyps, HiatalHernia: erythema, erosions, ulcers, bleeding, scaring, strictures, some common bile duct, cystic duct, gall bladder & pancreatic duct problems, varicose veins of stomach & esophagus & a number of other anatomic variations/abnormalities. In some cases, treat (either partially or a bit longer term) some of the issues seen during the procedure. ...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 esophageal dilation with upper endoscopy cause pericarditis?

Could esophageal dilation  with upper endoscopy  cause pericarditis?

Unlikely: Based on a literature (pubmed) and google search, I could not find any cases of esophageal dilation causing percarditis. Are you having symptoms of chest pain after dilation? If you are concerned about pericarditis, you should discuss this with your doctor or go to the ER if it is severe. ...Read more

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Chronic nausea/vomiting for 1.5 yrs. No anxiety. Had an EGD, gastric empty study, upper GI & bowel followthru, brain MRI- all normal. Possible causes?

Chronic nausea/vomiting for 1.5 yrs. No anxiety. Had an EGD, gastric empty study, upper GI & bowel followthru, brain MRI- all normal. Possible causes?

N/V: Sounds like most common causes have been ruled out. Do you have bouts related to your menstrual cycle ? Catamenial N/V has been described. Chronic anxiety can also cause this. Medications can be similar. Finally despite normal GES you can have gastric dysmotility, and or gastropersis. GES is not always abnormal. ...Read more

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Is an esophagram different than an upper GI X-ray series? How are they different?

Is an esophagram different than an upper GI X-ray series? How are they different?

Yes: An esophagram looks closely at the swallowing mechanism and the esophagus itself. The UGI study also evaluates the stomach and duodenum ...Read more

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My endoscopy report says small hiatus hernia and distal esophagitis (grade c) with gastritis H-pylori +ve. ?

My endoscopy report says small hiatus hernia and distal esophagitis (grade c) with gastritis H-pylori +ve. ?

Change habits: These can often all be cleared up with natural dietary means, botanicals for H. Pylori and elimination diet and healing nutrients for esophageal problem. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more

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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