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Where do I go to get an endoscopy done?

Where do I go to get an endoscopy done?

Gastroenterologist: The majority of people go to gastroenterologists to have endoscopies done. If you live in a rural area, sometimes you can find a primary care doctor who performs these procedures. The most important thing is to make sure whoever does it is well-trained and does many of these procedures every day. ...Read more

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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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I have gastritis, and I can't stop having full discomfort and I am always burping and passing gas. Constant pain. Is it best to get an endoscopy done?

I have gastritis, and I can't stop having full discomfort and I am always burping and passing gas. Constant pain. Is it best to get an endoscopy done?

Sure sounds like it: 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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Had endoscopy done all clear nothing at all but still get acid takeing lanzoprozole but dont work any reconmendation?

Had endoscopy done all clear nothing at all but still get acid takeing lanzoprozole  but dont work any reconmendation?

Usually: Prevacid (lansoprazole) helps with acid reflux. If use of proton pump inhibitors, GERD precautions like Upright 1 hour b/f and after meals, no smoking, minimizing alcohol, avoiding NSAIDS, small frequent meals and HOB elevation do not improve symptoms, alternative diagnosis may be considered. ...Read more

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What happens if you get an upper endoscopy done?

What happens if you get an upper endoscopy done?

Here is a great: article by Mayo Clinic to help prepare you: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/endoscopy/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20020363 ...Read more

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Is it possible and safe to get both an upper and lower endoscopy done on the same visit?

Yes: And this is often done by gastroenterologists, depending on the indications. Discuss this with your doctor to see if doing both is appropriate and necessary. ...Read more

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Endoscopy done no ulcers, I have acid reflux. But i still get this hunger pain in my upper abd chest & back what can it be? I'm worried! please help!

Endoscopy done no ulcers, I have acid reflux. But i still get this hunger pain in my upper abd chest & back what can it be? I'm worried! please help!

Acid Reflux Disease: Acid reflux disease alone is not caused by ulcers. The discomfort of ard is often a daily battle. You should consult with your gastroenterologist to consider a regimen of one or more "acid blockers" that can alleviate the recurring symptoms you describe. Do not worry - your symptoms are common and do not generally mean that there is a more sinister explanation to your discomfort! ...Read more

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If I had a laryngoscopy and endoscopy done, why does my throat still get sore?

If I had a laryngoscopy and endoscopy done, why does my throat still get sore?

Need a diagnosis: You mention two procedures that are diagnostic, yet they are usually not therapeutic. Unless a treatable diagnosis was established, you may not have completed any treatment. You need to verify the diagnosis and get treated. ...Read more

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I get mouth ulcers very frequently, almost every two months . I just got an endoscopy (normal) done last week and developed a mouth ulcer. ?

I get mouth ulcers very frequently, almost every  two months . I just got an endoscopy (normal) done last week and developed a mouth ulcer. ?

Irritation: Physical irritation can cause the virus responsible for your ulcers to become active. Please see your Dentist for examination, evaluation, and treatment. ...Read more