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-- Welcome to under the knife where we go inside the operating room to show you exactly what happens during -- surgery.
Today we're taking a look at the upper GI endoscopy or EGD.
The -- gate once in awhile can be normal.
But when you experience persistent abdominal pain nausea vomiting -- difficulty swallowing.
That is when your doctor may saying you for an endoscopy.
This procedure is performed by gastroenterology is using -- -- -- school along thing flexible tube with a tiny camera attached to the end.
And allows your doctor to see inside your -- -- on a monitor.
If it sounds intimidating not to worry.
And ideas administered before -- for pain medication and this -- to ensure.
You will be comfortable and -- feel a thing once we can your stomach your doctor will then be looking for a number of potential problems.
Infections ulcers and tumors.
Your doctor may also want to tissue sample for further testing to distinguish between benign and cancerous cells which can be collected within the school.
It is also used to detect helical -- -- -- all -- the bacterium that may lead to painful ulcers.
And complicated operating DOS -- things should only take ten to twenty minutes afterwards and throw will be sore.
You may feel a bit loaded but only temporarily.
-- these symptoms continue make sure you call your doctor com Dr.
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