Can you explain getting an upper GI endoscopy with versed as a "conscious sedation"?

Conscious sedation. Conscious sedation often uses versed or Valium combined with fentanyl or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) to achieve a dreamy state where you relax & often "forget." in this state, procedures like upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, etc. Can be performed. The sedation lingers sometimes for hours, effecting both amnesia as well as a prolonged groggy sensation. Traditionally, you "recover" before discharge for 1/2 hour post-test.

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Would an upper GI endoscopy reveal celiac disease?

Yes. A small intestine biopsy, done by upper endoscopy going down through the mouth, can reveal a diagnosis of celiac disease, especially if the patient has symptoms and blood test results suggesting celiac disease. Read more...
Depends. A person would need to be consuming at least some gluten on a daily basis for 3 weeks prior to the studies for a biopsy to obtain tissue consistent with the diagnosis. That could be as little as a slice of wheat bread/day, but someone who has been avoiding gluten can make the study less accurate. Just looking (endoscopy) is not diagnostic. Read more...

Do I have to undergo an upper GI endoscopy and biopsy to determine if I have barrett's esophagus?

Yes. The diagnosis of barrett's esophagus is made by both endoscopic appearance of the mucosa of the esophagus as well as pathological features found on biopsy of the abnormally appearing mucosa. Additionally, these findings must be confirmed by repeat upper GI endoscopy before a diagnosis can be made. Read more...
Yes. Barrett's is a histological diagnosis. Tissue can look abnormal at endoscopy but a biospsy will confirm and exclude dysplasia (precancerous changes). Read more...

I had a upper GI endoscopy which revealed modularity at ge junction they have sent the samples for biopsy I'm really worried its 4 days wait to go..

Patience. It is worse if any of us says anything we know nothing about, it will only give your more anxiety. You are young and cancer is less likely, should alleviate your anxiety. Just wait and discuss with your doctor. Read more...

I had an upper GI endoscopy done yesterday. Everything was normal but the doc took biopsy of the stomach and duodenmum why would that be?

See below. There are times that what he sees as normal may not be microscopicaaly for instance. The organism h pyloris can cause minor gastritis but can be seen under the microscope. Read more...
Endoscopy. Gaviscon, otc Prilosec & Tums (calcium carbonate) use indicate previous stomach or duodenum gastritis or ulcer. The biopsy is done to see any h. Pylori infection and the status of stomach and duodenum layers. Wish you good health. Read more...

Why does my stomach cramp everytime after eating. Upper GI endoscopy was normal.?

Many possibilities. There are many possibilities. Are you allergic to dairy? Sometimes this allergy can develop later on in life. Have you been on recent antibiotics? Try to keep a food diary and if you're strict about it you may find that certain foods aggravate your stomach and should be avoided. How long has this problem been going on? Have you altered your diet or are you sensitive to gluten? Read more...