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EGD or upper endoscopy is a visual examination of the upper digestive system. The EGD procedure allows the EGD physician to diagnose and treat problems in the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract. Upper endoscopy and gastroscopy are alternative names of EGD. An EGD is done with the help of a flexible endoscope having a video camera at its tip to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestines.
Reasons for the procedure
The procedure of EGD is performed to diagnose abnormalities of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum. These abnormalities may include the following:
- Weight loss or anorexia.
- Upper abdominal pain or chest pain.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Intractable vomiting.
- Strictures or obstructions.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding and esophageal varices.
- Inflammation and ulcers.
- Benign or malignant tumors.
- Hiatal hernia.
- Ingestion damage.
Risk associated to the EGD
There is a small chance of a hole in the stomach, duodenum, and esophagus. A small risk of bleeding cannot be denied. But, the risk is less than 1 out of 1,000 people. Even, a reaction to the medicine can cause:
- Difficulty breathing.
- Excessive sweating.
- Low blood pressure.
- Low heartbeat.
- Spasm of the larynx.