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Old 05-31-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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During Upper GI-Does the Doc really need to go the intestine?

Here is my situation. I am having an endoscopy tomorrow. My only complaint is dyphagia to solids which appears to be toward the upper part of my esophagus or even in my throat. I really do not want him to go down through my stomach and to my small intestine if he does not need to do so. No sense risking perforation, etc, if I am not having any problems down that far. i am confident of that Can I request that he only go to the end of my esophagus?

 
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Re: During Upper GI-Does the Doc really need to go the intestine?

I think you can make a request that your snall intestines not be tested and make sure it's taken off the consent form. I had both an endocscopy and colonoscopy the same day and let the doctor do the entire thing to make sure I didn't have any ulcers.

 
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:27 AM   #3
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Re: During Upper GI-Does the Doc really need to go the intestine?

Awesome I am going to do that this morning. I have no problems really below the middle of my throat, and if I have GERD, it will show up in my esophagus. No need to go lower..

 
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Re: During Upper GI-Does the Doc really need to go the intestine?

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Awesome I am going to do that this morning. I have no problems really below the middle of my throat, and if I have GERD, it will show up in my esophagus. No need to go lower..
if you trust your doc, you should let them look everywhere. I know it's scary to think they would go into your intestine with a camera. i was too, but i let them do it and everything went fine. everything in life is a leap of faith.

 
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Re: During Upper GI-Does the Doc really need to go the intestine?

Panthers78,
How did it go today?

 
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