What is an EGD?

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EGD stands for esophagogastroduodenoscopy. An EGD is a diagnostic test in which an instrument called an endoscope is sent down the throat to examine the upper part of the digestive tract. An endoscope is a small camera at the end of a flexible tube. Doctors use this test to check the esophagus, stomach, and the upper part of the small intestine, the duodenum, for various conditions.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.
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