What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ.

There are many different types of endoscope, and depending on the site in the body and the type of procedure, endoscopy may be performed by a doctor or a surgeon, and the patient may be fully conscious or under general anaesthetic. Endoscope can also refer to using a borescope in technical situations where direct line of-sight observation is not feasible.

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Hello, My mom aged 70, is suffering from severe gastritis since past 6 months. All kinds of medicines work for sometime but the problem is not...

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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. Gastric irritation at the age of 70 could be due to atrophic changes in the stomach besides many other...

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hi i am 23yrs old,since last 15 months i have constant diarrhea problem,after eating anything i have bowel movement sometimes watery and sometime...

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Hello. Thanks for using this forum. Judging from your clinical situation, this seems to be related to IBS/ Colitis. However since you also complain...

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Hi, My daughter age 1.5 Year suffering from Vomiting since last 13-14 days. All test including blood, urine Sonography , Berium Meal & swallow...

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If ur child has only vomitting and no diarrhea,then its not gastroenteritis...if his barium swallow is normal then its probably diet induced but...

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