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What Is A Upper Gi Test
Endoscopy, imaging: Both upper and lower GI exams and tests include endoscopy and imaging (with or without a contrast medium) to get a clear picture of the structures of the area. Sometimes the doctor may take a tiny tissue biopsy to look at the microscopic structures and differentiation of the cells. In lower gi, the doctore may do a rectal exam with his fingers to check for growths and fecal blood. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi, i had a upper GI endoscopy. They found mucosal nodularity in the fundus. What does this mean? Is it an indication for ulcer? And is it something c
Possibilities...: I understand your concern but, like many things in medicine, a single physical finding taken out of context can suggest nonspecifically a variety of phenomenon. Fundic nodularity may indicate hyperplasia, inflammation, an inflltrative process (like lymphoma), more. Rather than worry needlessly, please wait to hear your biopsy results, then treat objectively. ...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
Complex study: A pulm stress test or cpx is a very thorough study were the performance of the lung (function) is being measure while at work (exercise). But also ther cardiac function & its interaction with the resp system are measure in a very exact way. Full pulmonary function parameters are measure & a total oxygen capacity seen at its perfect application. Done in athletes & patients as well. Very exact stud. ...Read more
Easy Upper Endoscopy: Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper part of the small intestine. Depending on the reason for the exam, biopsies may be taken for h.Pylori bacteria, celiac sprue, eosinophilic esophagitis, barrett's esophagus, polyps can be removed, bleeding can be controlled, & other samples collected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different tests: A urea breath test is usually used to determine whether helicobacter pylori is eradicated. It involves taking a pill and collecting gas samples. An endoscopy is a scope passed down the mouth and into the stomach. The tests are done for different reasons. Hope that helps. ...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. ...Read more
Checks lung function: Pfts check numerous areas of lung capacity, flow rates, etc. And are useful in treating/diagnosing emphysema, copd, restrictive ariway diseases, asthma, and understanding lung capabilites prior to surgery. This would be common in smokers, elderly, or in patients with lung diseases like cystic fibrosis. Pfts are easy and done in a lab or pulmonary specialist's facility. ...Read more
What could cause a positive iFOBT (stool blood) test in a young 23 yr old male? And is it serious? Doc referred me to GI
Wheat allergy: You should know that there are two different entities - wheat allergy which is an ige mediated allergy and gluten intolerance or so called celiac disease which is an IgA mediated disease. Upper endoscopy can determine celiac disease (gluten intolerance) but not wheat allergy through ige mechanism. Usually, those folks have thinned duodenal mucosa due to inflammation and even atrophy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the esophagus has: Developed a stricture, either due to reflux, radiation or surgery then rubber or balloon dilators can be used during an egd to dilate the lumen. Its done under fluoroscopy to be safe. At times it may requre repeat procedures depending on the response and the severity of the disease. ...Read more
I had to swallow barium for a test. The radiography notes mention a precipitation in the stomach. What does this mean?
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