Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Sometimes but not. Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy.

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Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Some areas. Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. Read more...

I have got upper GI endoscopy done which revealed nodularity at ge junction doc seemed concerned. ..Is there a higher probability for it to be cancer?

Pathology results. It really depends on what the biopsies show. The biopsy can usually show whether there is cancer or precancerous lesions. Pathology can take a week to be officially returned. Talk to your doctor and ask them to be clear. Read more...
Ask your doctor. The doctor who did your endoscopy can guide you further. Any nodularity can be a cause for concern. The doctor may have done a biopsy of this area of abnormality....This might reveal the answer to your question. If there is no clear answers right now, your doctor may elect to repeat endoscopy in a few months to follow up on this area of concern. Read more...
Visual means. Very little. A biopsy is necessary. Endoscopc ultrasound further characterizes depth is a tuomr and nodes if any, your age is in your favor. Read more...

I just got an upper GI endoscopy and a biopsy was taken of my ulcers and sent to the lab. The doctor didn't mention cancer, would they still test it?

Yes. all biopsies are tested and if abnormal will tell the kind of results , ask your dr. for a copy of the results for your records in case you move somewhere and years later need another endoscopy or just ask him /her for the report and explain it. Read more...
They will comment. When a tissue sample's sent from an organ like the stomach the pathologist receiving the specimen is well aware of the possibility that the sample could be from any number of places such as an ulcer, an abscess or infection, & it certainly could come from an area of cancer and so they will look for anything that is suspicious along those lines. Questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi. Read more...

I had an upper GI endoscopy and two biopsies which all came normal yet doc still wants me to take Nexium (esomeprazole) for a week why is that?

Better to ask doc. It is wonderful that your biopsies were negative, but that does not mean you don't have some evidence of reflux induced problems.People don't get scoped without some suggestive symptoms. If mild, your best treatment may be avoiding aggravating factors like nicotine of caffeine, and feeding before sleep. An otc product like Prilosec may help, or the doc may want extra coverage after the biopsies. Read more...

I have to getter another upper GI endoscopy to see if I still have a n ulcer (i got treatment). If I still do have an ulcer, what should I expect?

Really depends. This is a detailed discussion that can't be answered here. You need to talk to your doctor. It depends on the time course and what has been done. You may need surgery but again it really depends. You need to speak with your doc or one who has all the info. Read more...
Probable biopsy. Most ulcers heal with adequate therapy. If it is still there, there will likely be a biopsy done and some blood work ordered to see why this is the case. Read more...