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What Is A Upper Gi Test
FIT test: The fecal immunochemical test, while not perfect, generally does not test digested blood from the upper GI tract or from food. It is fairly specific for intact human hemoglobin, thus testing only blood originating below the stomach, typically blood coming from polyps which are more friable than regular colon lining. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my wife had a CBC test and dr. had her take an upper and lower gi. test came back ok.?
Hi my friend 50 year male smoker had a CEA of 11 gave him a colon test came out great but now they are giving an upper GI scope? To rule out what?
NEEDS EVALUATION: An elevated cea is worrisome, but sometimes non-specific especially in smokers. But now that they found it a work-up is in order, including checking the lungs of a smoker for lung cancer. Sometimes finding something is very difficult and he may need to be followed for a time until somethinng abnormal shows up. ...Read more
Detects reflux: It can detect acid going into the lower esophagus or in rare cases higher up into the esophagus, but LPR is diagnosed by the history and physical findings on exam. Just because acid is seen going up high in the esophagus and possibly into the throat, doesn't mean you would have symptomatic LPR. Symptoms are pain, lump sensation, phlegm, constant clearing, dry cough, and hoarseness. Seen an ENT. ...Read more
Having a complete upper&lower GI test to see the the cause of inflammation of small intestine what should II expexpect i'm extra sensitive to anthesic?
Depends...: I assume you mean you're having an upper endoscopy & colonoscopy. If you are to receive conscious sedation in an outpatient setting, this is traditionally managed by your gastroenterologist. However, mac (monitored anesthesia care) does typically involve anesthesia services. Either way, you should discuss your sensitivities with the sedating provider. Good luck with your tests--. ...Read more
Gallbladder post 1year bravo test negative for acid reflux, but upper gi showed esphogitis reflux and some erosion, what is causing if no acid reflux ?
Non-acid reflux: Could be non-acid reflux. Also, no test is perfect, and the bravo study could be incorrect. Its also important to use the bravo data to correlate symptoms to acid reflux episodes. There is also a 24 hour pH-impedance study that can detect reflux that is not acid. Ask your GI doctor about these. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Barium Swallow test /Upper GI at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Took Nexium at 9pm tonight. Will that impact the test?
No.: It will not. Don't worry.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Not routinely, unless doctor requests it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I know endoscopy is the best test for diagnosing gastric cancer but how good/ sensitive is the double contrast upper GI series at detecting it?
Not that good: The key to improved survival of gastric cancer is early detection. Although a double contrast UGI series can detect gastric cancer, it is not that good at picking up small lesions. By the time a gastric cancer is detected by x-ray, it may be too late for cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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