Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

What is Esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to diagnose and treat problems in the upper gastrointestinal tract. The doctor uses a long, flexible,lighted tube called an endoscope.The endoscope is guided through the patient's mouth and throat, then through the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.The doctor can examine the inside of these organs and detect abnormalities.

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been feeling as if there is something stuck in my throat, had a egd done, found nothing, but if i stick my finger way down my throat i feel bumps at the base of my epiglottis, are there bumps at the end of it, feel like firm small round

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Brief Answer:
If EGD within normal limit then no need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam,
I have gone through your query; and according to your description if you found nothing in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) then there is no need to worry.

For your kind information base of epiglottis and other...

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it looks like tears in the lining of me stomach. I had an upper endoscopy and have some pictures. what would cause these and will they heal. I keep throwing up about 2 - 3 times a week and am really tired of it. I am a 65 yr. old woman. The doctor said there was also irritated spots in the lining. can you tell me what that means. Thank you

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Hi!. Thanks for your query. As per your complaints and upper endoscopy findings you may be having severe GASTRITIS. Seek your GP'help for a prescription of a Protonpump(Omperizole/Rabiprazole/Ranitidine) along with Domperidone and Sucralfate as Antacid. This should give you relief and also help...

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I am having a fairly constant gnawing-type pain in the central-right area of my abdomen (plus eructations, occasional sub-sternal & central abdominal discomfort, & long-term diarrhea--which may or may not be related to the right-sided pain). I am hoping that I do not have a malignancy (esp. of the pancreas).

My history is that I am a 64-year-old male (non-smoker, non-drinker) with longstanding diabetes mellitus Type II, diverticulosis, hiatal hernia, marginally-controlled GERD, & a Schatzki's ring. Due to such digestive issues, I had a CAT scan done 11 months ago, which was normal for the pancreas & other abdominal organs (other than for a long-term hepatic cyst). Recently, a series of blood tests disclosed elevated amylase levels (sequentially, they were 102 U/L, 130 U/L, and then [I think] back to the normal range). Lipase remained at the top of normal range throughout, I believe. Doctors sent me for an abdominal MRI, which yielded ambiguous results (the radiologist wrote, unclearly, that while "no definite pancreatic pathology is seen, the pancreatic head is not ideally delineated") My clinicians were confused by these findings, & advised me to get another CAT scan and/or abdominal ultrasound. Would it be wise to receive additional ionizing radiation so soon (I have had a number of abdominal CAT scans over the years)? I would hope that the normal 6/14 CAT scan would at least lower my odds of a pancreatic neoplasm having developed since that time; one gastroenterologist did opine that this was very unlikely. What do you feel my problem might be, based on this history, & what would you recommend I do at this point?

(As a possibly separate issue, that last GI doctor did recommend that I undergo an esophagogastroduodenoscopy to address possible GERD-related issues. I have had such a test done a number of years ago, which did not disclose any Barrett's esophagus or related condition at that time. Would it be likely that such a disorder, or an esophageal adenocarcinoma, would have developed since? I probably will undergo this test again at some point, since it does not leave any radiation sequelae, but I hope that it does not disclose any pathology in that area of the digestive tract. What do you think is the likelihood of any abnormalities?)

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
EUS is the test which should be done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

First of all please note that there will be very hard to help you from the point of this service. You have seen so many doctors (who were able to examine you) and have had so many tests (which I...

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I have had enterobacter aerogenes present in my navel -sinus for at least 6 months. Been treated by a number of anti-biotics. Can not seem to get rid of organism. Can this cause my severe post nasal drip-stream?Been treated for severe post-nasal drip-stream with astepro,dymista,atrovent,singular. Also shot of kenalog 40,QNASAL. nothing has helped my condition. Had allergy tests done-all negative. Have also ruled out acid re-flux causing my condition. Have had upper G-I ,esophagogastroduodenoscopy tests done -showed tiny hiatal hernia. treated with omeprazole-40 mg for 6 weeks and dexilant-60 mg for 3 weeks.No improvement !!
please advise

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Needs management.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking
I wonder and doubt the quality of medical care. Blind management with barrage of antibiotics like bullets should have been substituted by a simple drug susceptibility test and culture sensitivity to get rid of the organisms....

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hi I am suffering from acidty. Due to discomfort in stomach and irregularity in bowel moments, I suspect i might have been infected with helicobacterial pylori. My doctor(sir) prescribed me tablets like colpsa, omez, saril and digiplex for a week. If at all i fail to get remedy, I had to go for OGD endoscopy to diagonose whats happening inside. How feasible and soon in general to get cured from a situation like thisssss? Can you also plz give inputs on food choice?

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern looking to the history given here I could say that you must be having GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) as you stated here that you are already taking the right drug for this and your main concern is food and I would like to say...

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This is for my mom whose is 59. Since last 5 weeks or more she is getting nausea . She has become very sensitive to the smell of certain products like cooking oil and she nauseates on eating fried foods. But she does not vomit or show any other symptoms. She has her upper endoscopy done and ultrasound too. Everything looks ok. What could be the reason for such symptoms and whom to approach for? Worried!!!

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Hi mousumi ! If some people have recent infection of chicken pox, or she have digestive or liver problem. ok here is what to do ! If she don't like don't give her fried food. change food habbit more toward green vegetable and fruit, soup, curd, salad. Try to use minimum oil and spice. If you can...

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I am 73 years old and had a history of bilateral hernia and diverticulitis. Recently, I have discomfort pain on the left lower abdominal area closed to the femoral groin. Sometimes with bowel movement, sometimes with some blood. I do not know what it is but it lasts for 2 months. I lost for 10 lbs per family doctor's diagnosis of gastric ulcer. But I do not think so

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Brief Answer:
Further evaluation needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thank you for posting query at HCM.

Differentials for your current medical scenario: gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis

However, symptoms should be investigated properly to reach a...

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Hi I have the last few weeks had a sharp pain in my upper abdoman (centre) and a dull pain on the side, changing from left to right..just under my chest/ribs I also feel dizzy and like im a bit drunk... I have see a doctor who says im aneamic and also referred me for a gastroscopy but im really worried its somethign that can t be seen with this camera..

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thank you.upper abdominal pain with anemia indicate some disease of upper GIT.peptic ulcer disease is the most possibility. have you any history of vomiting out of blood or passage of black tarry stool ? gastroscopy is confirmatory for this. serology for h.pylori may be done. if these are...

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hello, I am 28 years old & i have teken treatment for 7 months n effect was visible my hair was thick n strong but after stoping the drug minioxidil 5%..my hair falls again.now i am thinking to go for Homeopathy is homepathy as powerfull as minioxidil or it will give me same effect,shoul i go for homeopathy?please give your valuable feedback....

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Hello.The homepathy, controlled by a good homeopathy doctor, can be effective for the loss of his hair.If homeopathy is not effective ,another option to consider is hormonal treatment for example Finasteride by mouth.
I wish you good health.
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in a gastroscopy report what is the meaning of whitish plaqueserosions at ge junction age 44, male, RBBB only detected problem. presently having slight irritation and feeling of obstruction at times in throat , ex smoker quit smoking around 1 1/2 months back.i had taken a gastroscopy test today which says esophagus: whitish plaques, erosions at ge junction and also stomach: patchy erythema in the antrum. please help. thanks

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Welcome to Healthcare Magic
You are having damage to food pipe and stomach due to excessive smoking. Have you lost weight. Stop smoking and drinking alcohol completely. Avoid spicy food. Eat bland diet with yoghurt, buttermilk, fresh fruits and vegetables.. Drink plenty of water. Mostly biopsy...

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hi sir,i am nitin sw engg by proffesion.5.6 height age 28 5 years back i suffered from pneumonia then i was suffering from reflux till now.initial gastroscopy shown starting of barret then took treatmebt from gastreintestine specialist.recenrly i had another gastroscopy which showb stomach shown moderate chronic gastritis and lower oesophagus showed gr2 reflux esophagitis .barret is heakes now.since last week i need to go to toilet 6 to 7 times.doctors prescribed me o2 and viblaxt tablet.how serous above condition is and for how long i need to wait for normal bowel habbit?

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Hello Doctor, My partner has had loss of taste and smell and is confusing tastes and has a constant earthy, mouldy taste in his mouth which I can smell on his breath. He has been taking medication for indigestion, heartburn and colestoral and last October had minor surgery in his throat for a small growth on his vocal chords. He has since been advised to cease the medications but this has not helped. I would like a gastroscopy but his doctor has not suggested this. They think its related to the reflux. We are looking for some new ideas please. Glenda and Bob

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My son is 9 years old, and he has an abdominal pain with headaches, high acid reflex with his chest hurting and throat burning (Prevacid 30mg twice daily, prescribed by GI specialist from Johns Hopkins hospital, does not help at all), upper legs ache. It is all started year ago after 2 round of the stomack flu, all blood works and stool speciment test were done, he had 3 round of different antibiotics, upper endoscopy, finally he was diagnosed with lactose intolerence he dveloped, over the last summer he was OK, and then lst October he have gor a strep, and after that he have gor all this symptoms I mentioned above. He had an endoscopy prosedure again, nothing was found. Please help

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Hi First i want to thank you about the time you give to people for the problems they have. I am a 22 years old boy and for 4 years have had a pain which started as an abdominal pain and than it grew worse and the pain was located to my back.That made me go to a neurologist who made me some tests and told that it was propably due to training in the gym.He told me that perhaps it was radiculitis and gave me some anti inflamatory drugs but pain didn t get better at all,but contrary to that it grew worse and the culmination point was at the the middle of the night.Than i went to a gastroenterologist .He made me a fibrogastroduodenoscopy and said that i suffer from an old ulcer in the bulb of the duodenum.The diagnosis written in the letter was as below: *PASSAGE TILL THE BULB OF THE DUODENUM.CAN NOT PAS BEYOND BECAUSE OF A DEEP ANTERIOR ULCER(about 1.5 cm) COVERED WITH FIBRINE,WICH CAUSES A PARTIAL STENOSIS. *THE STOMACH HAS NO LESIONS. *HIPEREMIC EROSIVE MUCOSA IN THE 1/3 OF THE INFERIOR ESOPHAGUS CONLUSION:-CHRONIC ULCUS BULBI DUODENI IN ACTIVITY WITH PARTIAL STENOSIS -EROSIVE ESOPHAGITIS TREATMENT:ESOMEPRAZOL(20 mg) 2 TIMES A DAY 30MIN BEFORE MEALTIME(1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet at night)FOR 42 DAYS. TOTAL NUMBER OF TABLETS=84(3 PACKS) RICONTROL AFTER 1 MONTH I took the drug as described and the symptoms evanished immediately.Than after 1 month went again for a recontrol.I did again the fibrogastroduodenoscopy and the result was as below: *PASSAGE TILL THE BULB OF THE DUODENUM. *THE BULB OF THE DUODENUM IS DEFORMATED BECAUSE OF AN ANTERIOR ULCER WHICH HAS CAUSED A STENOSIS IN THIS LEVEL. *ANTRUM,CORPUS,FUNDUS,CARDIA WITH NORMAL MUCOSA AND NO LESIONS. *HIPEREMIC MUCOSA IN THE 1/3 OF THE INFERIOR ESOPHAGUS CONCLUSION:-ULCUS BULBI DUODENI WITH A PARTIALLY CICATRIX WITH PARTIAL STENOSIS -PEPTIC ESOPHAGITIS TREATMENT:ESOMEPRAZOL(20 mg) 2 TIMES A DAY 30MIN BEFORE MEALTIME(1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet at night)FOR 84 DAYS. TOTAL NUMBER OF TABLETS=168(6 PACKS) *ENDOSCOPIC RECONTROL AFTER 3 MONTHS I continued the cure as the doctor described me but i always was wondering to my self why he did nt give me any antibiotics.Anyway i continued taking the drugs with regularity.I was ok and had no symptoms.After 84 days went to my docor for the recontrol.I did again fibro gastro duodeno scopy and the result was as below: *PASSAGE TILL THE SECOND SEGMENT OF THE DUODENUM WICH IS NORMAL. *THE BULB OF THE DUODENUM IS DEFORMATED BECAUSE OF AN ULCER PARTIALLY EPITHELIZED IN THE ANTERIOR FACE WICH HAS CAUSED A STENOSIS IN THIS LEVEL. *ANTRUM,CORPUS,FUNDUS,CARDIA WITH NORMAL MUCOSA AND NO LESIONS. *ESOPHAGUS WITH NORMALL MUCOSA AND NO LESIONS. CONCLUSION:ULCUS BULBI DUODENI PARTIALLY EPITHELIZED WITH A PARTIAL STENOSIS. TREATMENT:ESOMEPRAZOL(20mg)ONCE A DAY IN THE MORNING FOR 56 DAYS.TOTAL NUMBER OF TABLETS=56(2 PACKS) CLINICAL RECONTROL AFTER 56 DAYS. Know,i am concerned about the fact that he didn t gave me any antibiotics.When i asked him ,he didn t reply to me but told me to take what he said.i am still using the drugs and there are 28 days left before i go see again my doctor for a clinical control,but it has been a couple of days that i see that i am not feeling well.I don t have pain but some gut disorders and defecationI have bloating ,gas and belching very much.today,when i saw my defecation,it seemed vey black and i also have had an abdominal discomfort.I am being concerned about the fact that my ulcer might have recurrent.Should i start any antibiotics?Please anybody give me a good answer. Thank you very much for your disponbillity. Studenti

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Why am i so sick? what could i possibly have? constant stomach pain and naseua but no problems showed up after an ultra sound and egd test what could this be?

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black stool for the first time. Health history: Prostatectomy 15 - 20 years ago for prostate cancer & gall bladder removal about 5 years ago.

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I am 73 years old and had a history of bilateral hernia and diverticulitis . Recently, I have discomfort pain on the left lower abdominal area closed to the femoral groin. Sometimes with bowel movement, sometimes with some blood. I do not know...

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