Upper endoscopy

What is Upper endoscopy?

Upper endoscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible endoscope to see inside the upper gastro intestinal (GI) tract. The upper GI tract includes the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum—the first part of the small intestine.Upper GI endoscopy can detect : ulcers, abnormal growths,precancerous conditions,bowel obstruction,inflammation, hiatal hernia

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My husband, aged 62, is scheduled for an upper endoscopy. He apparently did not disclose his history of chronic bleeding to his nasal passages...

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Should be okay for upper endoscopy

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Hello and thanks for your question.
If his bleeding is only in the nasal...

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I am female, 71, and have been having black stools for about four days.

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Upper endoscopy required

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Thanks for your query.

Black stools are suggestive of upper gastrointestinal bleeding,...

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Hi, my daughter just swallowed a tiny piece of the hard plastic straw from this thing:...

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Following advice

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Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Since the size of the...

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