What is upper GI endoscopy and is it painful process ? – Dr. Yash Pandey – Best Surgeon In Varanasi

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What is upper GI endoscopy and is it painful process ?

Upper GI endoscopy, also known as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), is a medical procedure used to examine the upper gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).

During the procedure, a flexible endoscope, which is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera and light at the end, is inserted through the mouth and down the throat into the esophagus. The endoscope is then passed through the stomach and into the duodenum, allowing the doctor to examine the lining of these organs for any abnormalities or diseases.

The procedure is usually performed under sedation, which means the patient will be asleep and not feel any pain during the procedure. Some patients may experience a mild sore throat or bloating after the procedure, but this should go away within a few hours.

In rare cases, complications such as bleeding, infection, or a perforation (hole) in the gastrointestinal tract can occur, but these are very rare and can usually be treated if they occur.

Upper GI endoscopy is a commonly performed procedure that can help diagnose conditions such as ulcers, inflammation, and tumors in the upper gastrointestinal tract. It is important to follow any pre-procedure instructions given by your healthcare provider and to discuss any concerns you may have about the procedure with your doctor.

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