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Diagnostics Endoscopy

A diagnostic endoscopy is an examination to look at your internal organs using an instrument called an endoscope. This is a long, tube-like instrument with a lens and light. It may be inserted through a natural opening such as the mouth or anus.

Before having an endoscope passed through the mouth, you must avoid food for several hours as food in the stomach can obstruct the consultant’s view. You are usually given laxatives before an endoscope is inserted into the rectum and colon.

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Why it is Necessary?
A diagnostic gastroscopy is usually recommended if your symptoms suggest that you have a condition that affects your upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Symptoms that are often investigated using a diagnostic gastroscopy include:
  • Difficulties and/or pain when swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Unexplained weight loss
A diagnostic gastroscopy can also be used if your GP suspects that you have bleeding inside your GI tract. Persistent bleeding can significantly reduce the number of red blood cells in your body. This is known as anaemia.
Symptoms of anaemia include:
  • Fatigue
  • Breathlessness (dyspnoea)
  • Pale skin
  • Irregular heart beats
In some cases, bleeding inside the GI tract can be sudden and massive, and cause symptoms such as:
  • Vomiting blood - the blood can appear bright red or have a darker, grainy appearance similar to coffee granules
  • Passing stools (faeces) - which are very dark in colour or 'tar-like'
  • A sudden, sharp pain in your abdomen (stomach) that gets steadily worse
These symptoms usually require immediate investigation with a diagnostic gastroscopy.
Confirming a diagnosis
A diagnostic gastroscopy is also used to help confirm (or rule out) the suspected diagnosis of certain GI conditions, such as those listed below.
  • Peptic ulcer (also known as stomach ulcer) - open sores that develop on the lining of your stomach.
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) - a condition where stomach acid leaks back up into the oesophagus.
  • Barrett's oesophagus - a condition where abnormal cells develop on the lining of the oesophagus.
  • Portal hypertension - a condition where the blood pressure inside the liver is abnormally high. This leads to the development of abnormally swollen veins (varices) on the lining of the stomach and oesophagus.
  • Cancers of the upper GI tract, such as stomach cancer and oesophageal cancer - the endoscope can be used to remove samples of suspected cancerous tissue for testing, which is known as a biopsy.
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Dr. Mandar Vijay Doiphode
He is Expertise in performing endoscopy for bariatric patients and Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon placement. Performed more than 8000 diagnostic procedures and more than 3000 therapeutic procedures and Consultant GI endoscopist in various institutes in Pune.