Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy is also known as OGD. The doctor examines a child's upper digestive tract in this procedure to check whether there is a cause for the symptoms the youngster is experiencing. Anaesthesia is used for the procedure, so the child doesn't experience discomfort. The oesophagus (food pipe), stomach, and duodenum are entered by a thin, flexible tube equipped with a small camera and light at the end.
Basic details about the procedure
The doctor might use the camera to capture photos of your organs for your medical records. Additionally, specialists may take small tissue samples from various gastrointestinal tract regions (biopsies) and are examined under a microscope by specialists. The procedure's goal is to search for indications of inflammation, ulcers, or alterations associated with particular illnesses. Results typically take four to six weeks after the exam, which lasts 15 to 30 minutes. OGD in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.
Although an endoscopy carries a very modest risk, problems are always a possibility with any type of medical inquiry. The risks might include a sore throat, bloating, abdominal pain, sickness, and vomiting tiny blood spots (which resemble coffee granules) for up to 72 hours. The risk of infection is low, and the likelihood of small-scale damage to the food pipe, stomach, or small intestine is about one in a thousand.
Why is the procedure performed?
A gastroscopy is recommended for you to identify the source of your problems. Your doctor will use the findings to determine whether additional testing is necessary or the best course of therapy for you.
Numerous conditions, such as persistent indigestion, anaemia, accidental weight loss, vomiting, bleeding, persistent heartburn, or trouble swallowing, may necessitate a gastroscopy. Additionally, it can also help to confirm a gastrointestinal ailment that has already been identified, such as an ulcer or Barrett's oesophagus.
If you need local anaesthetic throat spray, it will be administered to you while you are sitting upright. The effects come on quickly, and you'll notice that the back of your throat has lost feeling immediately. In order to monitor your oxygen level during the procedure, the doctors will place a blood pressure cuff on your arm, a probe on your finger, and, if you request sedation, a plastic cannula in your nostrils.
A little plastic mouth guard will be softly put between your teeth to help you maintain your mouth slightly open and make it simpler for the endoscopist to pass the endoscope (camera), which is no bigger than the tip of your finger. Book an appointment at our multi-specialty hospital today..
The test will begin when the endoscopist inserts the lubricated endoscope into your mouth. After carefully inserting the gastroscope into your oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum, the endoscopist will blow a small amount of air into your stomach to clearly see the insides of your body while performing the treatment. After the test, the air will be drained.
The length of the process, which typically lasts between five and fifteen minutes, depends on how many biopsies are obtained and whether any therapeutic procedures are necessary. The gastroscope will be carefully removed after the examination is complete.