You have been scheduled for gastrointestinal endoscopy (also called EGD, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or panendoscopy).
Why am I having this test?
Your doctor has arranged this test for a look at your esophagus, stomach and duodenum to see if there are any abnormalities of the upper digestive tract.
What occurs during the examination?
The doctor will use a small, lighted flexible tube thinner than most of the food you swallow to examine the lining of the upper digestive tract.
We will numb your mouth and throat and use Tranquilizers to relax you. We don't obstruct breathing passages. We make a special effort to keep you comfortable. In fact, most patients don't even remember the procedure.
Are there any possible complications?
EGD is safe and is associated with a very low risk. Complications can occur but are rare.
- Hemorrhage (bleeding)
- Perforation (tearing) of the esophagus or stomach
- Pneumonia, or an adverse reaction to one of the medications.
Possible complications include:
You must tell us of allergies or peculiar reactions you have had to medicines, particularly novacaines and medicines that dentists use for deadening teeth, also tranquilizers and pain killers. In very rare circumstances death could result from a complication; however, we have had no deaths. It should be emphasized that complications are extremely rare. This is a routine procedure in our hands and we are extremely careful.
After the procedure:
- Expect a mild sore throat lasting one or two days. You can use lozenges for relief.
- Do not eat or drink for one hour (your throat will be numb and we don't want anything to go down the wrong "pipe").
- Do not drive for 24 hours after the procedure.
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