Risk Of Complications From Endoscopy?
, are there any side effects from the endoscopic medical examination
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An endoscopy is a non-invasive procedure that can be done to examine the digestive tract, through a flexible tube connected to a light and camera (endoscope). Furthermore, the results of the endoscopy will be visible on a TV monitor for further assessment. Depending on which part of the body is being examined, the endoscope can be inserted through the mouth and throat to reach the esophagus to examine the upper digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine), or it can be inserted through the rectum to evaluate the lower digestive tract (e.g. the colon). , rectum, and anus).
Endoscopy can be done for several indications, including to evaluate the following conditions:
Abdominal pain Ulcers, gastritis, difficulty swallowing Gastrointestinal bleeding Changes in bowel pattern, for example diarrhea or constipation Growth of polyps or other masses in the colon Or, endoscopy is performed to take tissue samples for biopsy examination.
In general, endoscopy is a safe procedure and rarely causes dangerous side effects. However, back again, this can vary depending on the competence of the medical personnel, the condition of the disease being suffered, and various other factors. Some of the risks of complications that may occur after endoscopy are:
Perforation (tear) of the gastrointestinal wall Infection Bleeding Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) However, the risk of this complication can generally be prevented and treated with good technique.
Consult your doctor directly regarding the indications and risk of side effects that you may get related to the medical action you are about to undergo.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah