What is Upper GI Endoscopy?

Category: Procedures

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Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an instrument called an endoscope. This test involves passing an endoscope, a long, flexible black tube with a light and video camera on one end, through the mouth to examine the esophagus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 18 8
Stomach pain 10 0
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 3 0
Decreased appetite 2 0
Diarrhea 2 1

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Upper GI Endoscopy

Side effect Patients
Dehydration 1
Grogginess 1
Jaw pain 1
Radial neuropathy 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 5
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