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An endoscopy procedure is performed on an as-needed basis. An upper endoscopy looks at your esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine...
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Push endoscopy (also referred to as push enteroscopy) is a procedure that allows diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the upper small intestine...
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Upper GI endoscopy is conducted at a hospital or outpatient center.Patients may receive a local, liquid anesthetic that is gargled or sprayed on the...
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Upper GI endoscopy can detectulcersabnormal growthsprecancerous conditionsbowel obstructioninflammationhiatal hernia
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Push endoscopy is a useful procedure for examining and delivering therapy in the small intestine. For example, for patients with intermittently...
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Push endoscopy has its limitations. Its reach is still limited, and it cannot diagnose lesions in the distal small intestine (intestine closer to the...
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Upper GI endoscopy can be used to determine the cause ofabdominal painnauseavomitingswallowing difficultiesgastric refluxunexplained weight...
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A nasal endoscopy is a test that allows the doctor to view the nasal cavity to detect polyps or other abnormalities.
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Upper endoscopy usually is performed to evaluate possible problems with the esophagus, stomach or duodenum, and evaluate symptoms such as upper...
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An endoscope is a thin, lighted tube used to look at tissues inside the body.
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Capsule endoscopy is a technology that uses a swallowed video capsule to take photographs of the inside of the esophagus, stomach, and small...
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It is most likely that before the procedure the doctor will discuss with you why the procedure is being done, whether there are alternative...
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Risks associated with upper GI endoscopy includeabnormal reaction to sedativesbleeding from biopsyaccidental puncture of the upper GI tractPatients...
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The endoscopy is unlikely to have a beneficial effect on thrush. Thrush is a yeast/fungal infection common in people (like the elderly) who are...
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After the test, the patient will be observed and monitored by a qualified individual in the endoscopy or a recovery area until a significant portion...