Reasons for Upper GI Series
Why Upper GI Series is Performed
Alternate Names for Upper GI Series:
Upper gastrointestinal series
Reasons for Test
An upper GI series may be done if you have:
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain
- Trouble swallowing
- Regurgitation-when food and fluids flow back up from your stomach toward your mouth
- Rectal bleeding
- Bloody stools or black, tarry stools
- Bloody vomit or "coffee-ground" vomit
An upper GI series can help detect:
- Diverticula -abnormal pouches in the wall of your gut
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -when acid from the stomach moves up into your throat
- Hiatal hernia -the upper part of the stomach moves up through a small opening in the muscular wall that separates the abdominal cavity from the chest cavity
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.
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