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What Is Difference Between Upper Endoscopy And Colonoscopy
Upper endoscopy (also called egd) is a test in which a thin, flexible camera scope is passed through the mouth to evaluate the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and the first part of the small intestine. Endoscopy is typically used to diagnose ulcers, acid reflux, various GI cancers, and related conditions. The test is performed by a gastroenterologist. Moderate ...Read more
So is it not safe to drink alcohol even if it is a beer or 2 the same day you have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy performed? I had sedation today?
Alcohol Abuse: Your Health is Precious! It is not clear if you gave history of Alcohol use to Gastro-entomologist and discussed need for endoscopy and colonoscopy. Using Alcohol with Medications used for sedation can cause more side effects. If you have Alcohol induced Gastritis, Pancreatitis or Hepatitis, please do not use Alcohol. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for alcohol need, judgement and AA meetings. ...Read more
Light meal: If it was normal procedure without complications, light meal to start, some soup, not too heavy, not too spicy. Plenty of water. Then advance as tolerated. ...Read more
What is prescribed before a lower colonoscopy and upper endoscopy to flush your system out before the procedures? I'm due to have both very soon......
You must: speak to the doctor or the staff , every one have their own way of bowel prep, if you are not adequately prepared the procedure will be incomplete or will be cancelled. Staff will have written instructions ,eager to give you to get it done right , rather than rescheduling it again. Don't worry you will be fine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a capsule endoscopy replace an upper endoscopy &colonoscopy for a 3 year old? Is the same prep required for the capsule endoscopy?
Possibly: If you are at an academic center working with pediatric GI and radiology specialists, this can be a great alternative if you just need to look. If they think biopsies are going to be needed, then won't work. And, unfortunately, you do need pretty much the same cleanout so you can get good images form the camera and be able to see what is really going on. Child also has to be able to swallow camera ...Read more
Is it normal to sleep all day the day after getting general anesthia for a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy?
Depends. . .: Different drugs used to achieve anesthesia have different half-lives which translates into different lengths of time for their effects to dissipate. Depending on the amount that was used to achieve, the sedation effect may linger for awhile. Anesthesia drugs tend to absorb into the fat tissues of the body and may be released slowly afterwards producing some lingering somnolence. ...Read more
If neither a colonoscopy or upper endoscopy detects a physiological problem, could the cause of constipation lie with the small bowel?
Wrong approach, Jim: There are a variety of causes of constipation. Only in a small minority of cases does endoscopy on either end show the cause. If drinking plenty of water, a stool softener, and roughage in the diet doesn't help, then it's time for a thyroid check, porphyria screen, Chagas? dairy / cheese in diet? meds? Pb poisoned? functional / irritable bowel syndrome? Read up on these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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