Reasons for Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Why Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is Performed
Reasons for Test
Upper GI endoscopy may be recommended if you have:
- Abdominal pain
- Severe heartburn
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty swallowing
- Blood in stool or vomit
- Abnormal x-ray or other examinations of the gastrointestinal tract
Conditions that can be diagnosed with upper GI endoscopy include:
- Abnormal narrowing
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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