What is Upper GI Series?

Category: Procedures

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The upper gastrointestinal (GI) series uses x-rays to diagnose problems in the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). The upper GI series can show a blockage, abnormal growth, ulcer, or a problem with the way an organ is working.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 5 0
Acid reflux 4 0
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 1 0
Improve swallowing 1 0
Pain 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Upper GI Series

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Upper GI Series

Dosage Patients
1 hr yearly 1
as needed 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Upper GI Series.