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Is an endoscopy beneficial in an investigation of recurrent heartburn?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Yes

Endoscopy is recommended for heartburn which is not controlled with medications and for heartburn associated with nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, loss of appetite and black tarry stools.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease can lead to a precancerous condition called barrett's esophagus so endoscopy should also be considered for screening if heartburn has been present for years.

In brief: Yes

Endoscopy is recommended for heartburn which is not controlled with medications and for heartburn associated with nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, loss of appetite and black tarry stools.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease can lead to a precancerous condition called barrett's esophagus so endoscopy should also be considered for screening if heartburn has been present for years.
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes

Yes it allows the doctor to look at the inside lining of your stomach and esophagus.

In brief: Yes

Yes it allows the doctor to look at the inside lining of your stomach and esophagus.
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