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An Upper GI Endoscopy is a procedure to analyze the upper part of the digestive tract. It is also used to determine the causes of heartburn and is often performed as an outpatient procedure. A gastroenterologist uses an endoscope which is a narrow, flexible tube with a light and small video camera. Through the scope, the doctor can view the inside lining of:
If you are having problems in your upper digestive tract then the Gastroenterologist suggests:
To stay at the hospital or outpatient center for 1 to 2 hours after the procedure so the sedative can wear off
It is bacteria that can cause peptic ulcer disease and gastritis. It mostly occurs in children. The symptoms of this bacterial infection include – burning stomach pain, unplanned weight loss, & bloody vomit.
Yes, the infection can spread through saliva, a plague on teeth, and poop.
If the experts suspect H. Pylori bacteria may be causing a stomach ulcer, they may carry on the following tests:
A breath test – To ensure the presence of bacteria in the saliva
A stool test – Look for evidence of H. Pylori in a stool sample
Upper Endoscopy – Checking the presence of H. Pylori infection in the stomach or intestine lining.
There is minimal recovery involved with the upper endoscopy procedure due to less discomfort. Post-procedure symptoms include –sore throat, bloating, nausea, mild pain, etc. that get resolved within 48 hours.
It is an outpatient procedure meaning the patient goes home the same day. The procedure is a bit uncomfortable but not painful.
Causes of GI problems include -Inflammation, smoking, alcohol consumption, long-term use of medications, bacterial infections, and excess secretion of digestive fluids.
An endoscopy is a procedure in which your doctor uses an endoscope or some specialized instruments to view and operate on the internal organs of the body. it allows doctors to analyze internal problems without making large incisions
Endoscopy may detect the inflammation of the esophagus or other complications. An endoscopy can also be used to collect a sample of tissue (biopsy) to be tested for complications such as Barrett's Esophagus.
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