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What is an upper and/or lower GI test like?

What is an upper and/or lower GI test like?

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

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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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Is a GI test the same as haveing a colonoscopy test

Not really: Gi test can include colonoscopy. It includes a whole gamut of testing. Colonoscopy, endoscopy, barium enema, barium swallow are some of them. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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What is an upper GI endoscopy?

What is an upper GI endoscopy?

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 more

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What is a pulmonary stress test and what would it indicate?

What is a pulmonary stress test and what would it indicate?

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

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What is an upper endoscopy?

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 more

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What is the difference between a barium enema test and a colonoscopy?

One uses xrays: barium enem is putting a fluid in your rectum and taking xrays by a radiologist. a gi doctor looks at the inside of your colon using a long scope to diagnose issues and can biopsy a lesion at the same time ...Read more

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What is the difference between a urea breath test and an endoscopy?

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

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In regards to upper GI endoscopy, what is an irregular z-line?

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

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What could nonspecific mean in an upper endoscopy?

What could nonspecific mean in an upper endoscopy?

It means:: nothing in particular, what was seen on the upper endoscopy does not reflect any particular disease, and could represent many things or nothing at all! depending on the scenario, a biopsy is taken ...Read more

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What is a pulmonary function test and what is the procedure for it?

What is a pulmonary function test and what is the procedure for it?

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

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What is a GI bleed?

What is a GI bleed?

Blood loss: Blood loss from anywhere in the GI tract. Mouth to anus. ...Read more

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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

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

True or false +'s...: ...are possible. Whether blood is ingested, or originates in your gut, an occult blood test may be positive. Consider stopping any aspirin or NSAID use now (unless prescribed), and keep your GI appointment please. ...Read more

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How is an endoscopy different from having a GI series?

How is an endoscopy different from having a GI series?

Difference: Endoscopy inserts a tube with a camera and takes videos and pictures. Upper GI makes x-rays after ingestion of oral dye (barium). ...Read more

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How does a gastrologist test for wheat allergy during upper endoscopy?

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 more

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Anyone know what is a upper endoscopy with dilation (egd) mean?

Anyone know what is a upper endoscopy with dilation (egd) mean?

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

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I had to swallow barium for a test. The radiography notes mention a precipitation in the stomach. What does this mean?

I had to swallow barium for a test. The radiography notes mention a precipitation in the stomach. What does this mean?

Artifact: Barium used in medicine is not very soluble in water and can precipitate as a salt out of solution in the stomach creating an artifact. This is perhaps what the notes are referring to. ...Read more