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What Does My GI Endoscopy Report Indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: I am due to have an upper gi endoscopy and I have just found out I'm pregnant can I still have this done as doctor said it was urgent.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it can be performed safely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
Have gone through your details and i appreciate your concerns.

As per standard text and clinical practice GI endoscopy may be performed safely in pregnant patients when there are strong indications.
The potential risks of endoscopy during pregnancy include foetal hypoxia due to sedative drugs and exposure to radiation however studies in this area have concluded that endoscopy during pregnancy is generally safe and chances of fetal hypoxia are less then 1 in a million case.

Go for it.
Thanks!
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What Does My GI Endoscopy Report Indicate?

Brief Answer: Yes it can be performed safely. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks choosing HealthcareMagic for your query. Have gone through your details and i appreciate your concerns. As per standard text and clinical practice GI endoscopy may be performed safely in pregnant patients when there are strong indications. The potential risks of endoscopy during pregnancy include foetal hypoxia due to sedative drugs and exposure to radiation however studies in this area have concluded that endoscopy during pregnancy is generally safe and chances of fetal hypoxia are less then 1 in a million case. Go for it. Thanks!