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What is an EGD?

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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