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What is endoscopy?

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  • Endoscopy is a procedure that helps your doctor look inside your digestive system. A flexible, lighted tube with a camera, called an endoscope, goes in your mouth to help her see the inside of your esophagus, stomach, or the first part of the small intestine, or in your bottom to show the inside of your colon or rectum. It can help diagnose the cause of: Belly or chest pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
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  • Bleeding
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Ulcers
  • Tumors
  • Inflammation
  • Problems with bowel movements

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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