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What can upper GI tests find?

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Lower GI tests are used to detect:

  • Colon polyps
  • Tumors
  • Diverticular disease
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Strictures or sites of narrowing and obstruction
  • Ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
  • Other causes of abdominal pain or blood, mucus, or pus in the stool

From: Imaging Tests for Digestive Diseases WebMD Medical Reference

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Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Clearinghouse (part of National Institutes of Health).

Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

SOURCES: 

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Clearinghouse (part of National Institutes of Health).

Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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