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What are the possible complications of an upper endoscopy?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Uncommon, a bunch
Need to discuss with doc before test.
Get info brochure too. There are possible sedation/medication risks, sore throat, bleeding (if biopsy, polyp removal), perforation (rare, about 1:10, 000, unless advanced work, e.g. Forcible dilatation of tight stricture), rarely infection. Talk to md re: meds, supplements, herbals that can interfere with blood clotting, possible need to stop before the test.

In brief: Uncommon, a bunch
Need to discuss with doc before test.
Get info brochure too. There are possible sedation/medication risks, sore throat, bleeding (if biopsy, polyp removal), perforation (rare, about 1:10, 000, unless advanced work, e.g. Forcible dilatation of tight stricture), rarely infection. Talk to md re: meds, supplements, herbals that can interfere with blood clotting, possible need to stop before the test.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Elie Schochet
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Perforation
For a simple upper endoscopy perforation of the G.
I. Tract is the most feared complication. If biopsies or other therapeutic interventions are performed then bleeding is also a concern there is also the standard risks associated with moderate sedation which are mostly respiratory in nature.

In brief: Perforation
For a simple upper endoscopy perforation of the G.
I. Tract is the most feared complication. If biopsies or other therapeutic interventions are performed then bleeding is also a concern there is also the standard risks associated with moderate sedation which are mostly respiratory in nature.
Dr. Elie Schochet
Dr. Elie Schochet
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