UGI Endoscopy

What is UGI Endoscopy?

UGI (upper gastrointestinal tract) comprises of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, and small intestine in the human anatomy. UGI endoscopy is a diagnostic test done to investigate ...

How does it help?

The procedure is extremely helpful in finding out the causes of certain persistent symptoms such as heartburn, bleeding, abdominal pain, sudden weight loss, nausea, and vomiting...

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

The procedure has revolutionised the world of medical procedures, but as other any surgery, it has a few limitations too.

The advantages of this procedure are:

  • It is painless.
  • Consumes less time and is completed in about 10-20 minutes.
  • Helps to identify problems such as chest pain, bleeding, heartburn, and vomiting.

The risks associated with this procedure are:

  • Some patients can feel discomfort in swallowing the tube.
  • The risk of bleeding and infection.
  • Tearing of digestive system organs is possible.
  • Widening of blockage in the digestive tr...

The limitations of this procedure are:

  • The requirement of blood transfusion at a later stage.
  • The need of subsequent surgery.

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