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Egd

EGD, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, is a diagnostic endoscopic procedure used to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. It helps in reviewing the problems of the upper gastrointestinal tract. It is performed within 30 to 60 minutes. It is also used in diagnosing conditions presenting with dysphagia, GI (gastrointestinal) bleeding, peptic ulcer disease, and unexplained diarrhea.

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I have been having chest discomfort. What could it be?

Query: Hi, I am a 31year old male. I was recently diagnosed with minor gastritis after EGD. I was having stomach problems but have recovered at present. Last two weeks I have been having some chest discomfort. ECG and other tests show normal heart function. Since two days, the chest sensations are more p...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have mentioned that ECG and other tests came out to be normal, it is not associated with any cardiac abnormality. As you have a history of gastritis confirmed through EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy), there is more possibility of association with acid reflu...  Read Full »

Why is my hemoglobin 5.4?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old, 6 feet and 3 inches tall, and my weight is 100 kg. My hemoglobin level is 5.4 g/dL, and platelet level is 1.38 lakh/mcL. I have attached the reports. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and the investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity).You have severe iron deficiency anemia, and your hemoglobin is less than six, which makes you a candidate to get admitted to the hospital. First, receive blood followed by eva...  Read Full »

How to diagnose the cause of shortness of breath and extreme fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom, who is 76 years old, has a transferrin saturation level of 17. She has been scheduled for iron infusion therapy. She feels extremely tired, short of breath, and has arthritic pain. She cannot tolerate oral iron. She has had iron infusions before but does not last long. What to do...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am trying to understand whether she has iron deficiency anemia or anemia of chronic disease, or myelodysplastic syndrome. Did she ever get a bone marrow biopsy or hemoglobin electrophoresis? Can you share her latest complete blood count (CBC) before and after ...  Read Full »

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