EGD, short for esophagogastroduodenoscopy, is a type of endoscopic procedure used for diagnosing and treating problems in the upper digestive tract: the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small intestine. Read on to learn more about an EGD test, particularly why it’s performed, how you can prepare for it, and what to expect
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If you’re manifesting symptoms of a digestive condition that requires specialized care (e.g., persistent abdominal pain and cramping, weight loss, poor appetite, and diarrhea), your primary care physician will likely refer you to a gastroenterologist. A gastroenterologist (GI doctor) is a medical professional who has advanced training in the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of all
An endoscopy is a procedure carried out by a gastroenterologist to examine the upper GI tract. It is used in the diagnosis, and sometimes treatment, of conditions affecting the upper GI system. An endoscopy uses an imaging technique to visualize the esophagus or stomach. Most people are unaware of this procedure until they develop symptoms
If your gastroenterologist told you that you need to get a colonoscopy, it is natural to want to learn more about the procedure, such as its risks and what to expect during and after it. Here are some of the questions you might want to consider asking your doctor about colonoscopy. What Is a Colonoscopy?