Endoscopy

An endoscopy is an imaging technique that inserts a flexible tube with a camera (endoscope) through a person's mouth to examine the gastrointestinal tract. It is used to confirm a diagnosis, as an investigation of symptoms, and to give treatments like cauterization of a bleeding vessel, clipping of a polyp, etc.

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My mother is suffering from blockage due to a barium solution overdose. Is it life-threatening?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother started having internal bleeding two weeks back due to Pradaxa, which she was prescribed three weeks ago. In search of this internal bleed, my mother was asked to drink a gallon of bowel flushing solution. She drank two-thirds of the solution, but was told that she had not ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the details given by you, the barium was unable to reach her stomach. So, most likely her condition is called achalasia cardia. Achalasia is a serious condition that affects your esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter is a valve that closes off the esophag...  Read Full »

What can be done to heal the prolonged throat infection associated with the breathing difficulty I have?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old male. I had a seizure episode about 15 years ago and skin tuberculosis, for which I was hospitalized and treated. I was not on any kind of medications until a year later. But during that period, I was unable to concentrate on my sales job. I could not speak fluen...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I can understand your concern. Here are the facts and the solution for your queries: Firstly, you seem to be taking too many medicines since too long, which is not a good thing because every medicine has its side effects. You are suffering from allergic bronchit...  Read Full »

My father underwent a computed tomography scan and endoscopy due to swallowing difficulties. Can you please help interpret it?

Query: Hi doctor,My father has difficulty swallowing food. Therefore, he underwent a CT scan and endoscopy. We received the reports, and I would like to discuss them with you. Please help, doctor. Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I will help you understand the reports. Thank you.   Read Full »

Can you please help me diagnose why I spit blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I spit blood early in the morning after waking up. I consulted a dentist and then a chest specialist, who advised bronchoscopy and sputum tests. The reports were normal. But, nobody could find the cause for the blood in spit. It is happening from the past two years. Not regularly, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common causes of early morning blood in the sputum are: Chest infection or tuberculosis. Cardiac issues like rheumatic heart disease. Reflux esophagitis. Now, if your chest has been evaluated and a clearance has been given by your doctor, then my recommendatio...  Read Full »

My stomach lining is thick, and I have loose motions, diarrhea, and nausea. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, A recent abdominal CT scan at the ER for a possible kidney stone was normal in every respect, except radiology report stated a very slight 'thickening in the stomach lining'. I had a normal endoscopy three years ago, which diagnosed a small hiatal hernia, but no other clinical findings...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. I just want to enlighten you that your CT scan report was quite normal and there is nothing to get tensed about. I just want to clarify about your issue regarding the 'thickening in the stomach lining'. As your endoscopy report shows that you had a...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my recurrent throat pain and swollen lymph nodes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sorry as this will be a bit long. I will try to explain concisely. I am a 40 year old male, and I weigh 100 kg and 1.85 m tall. I have toxoplasmosis. Last year, I had a weird throat ache, like a persistent itch on the upper side of my left palatine tonsil. It is hard to describe, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Toxoplasmosis has a sore throat as one of its presenting complaints. So, do not worry about the sore throat as well as rest of the symptoms. They are due to toxoplasmosis only as your tests also show positive for antibodies. An MRI need not be done until you have any com...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my upper back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing discomfort and pain in the upper right side of my back, leading to my neck, for about a week. Ice, heat, cream, and Ibuprofen do not seem to work. Now, the discomfort and the pain have circulated off and on from my back to my abdominal area and my torso. Could...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). I advise you do an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy to know the cause. I suggest taking tablet Pantop (Pantoprazole) 40 mg once daily for 14 days.   Read Full »

Is the bloating in my upper stomach be due to an ulcer or cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few days, my upper stomach is bloated. However, the lower stomach is normal. I feel very heavy after eating food, and I am not able to eat much. I sometimes have nausea as well. I went to see a doctor, and he asked me to do an endoscopy. I have attached herewith the repo...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are RUT (rapid urease test) positive. I will need to see your biopsy reports as well in order to be able to suggest a treatment. For more information consult a medical gastroentero...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the difficulty in speech and the change in the voice of my father?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about my father. He is not able to speak clearly of late. He feels that his tongue has swollen. I have consulted many doctors, but they were unable to diagnose his disease. All his test reports are alright. There was no problem detected. But one doctor tells us that the mu...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you elaborate on the symptoms ? How old is he? Does he feel like there is something stuck in the throat? Is there any change in voice or a hoarseness? Is there any pain or difficulty in swallowing? Is there any weight loss or loss of appetite? Does he smoke? Does h...  Read Full »

Can an H. pylori infection that I had a month ago be the cause of my current abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I have been having upper abdominal pain for a while. I was treated for H.pylori infection with antibiotics a month ago. I ate something greasy, and I have been having chest pain and upper back pain after that. Kindly help me know the cause of my abdomi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your differential diagnoses are acid peptic disease, gall bladder stone (cholelithiasis), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Kindly help me know the following to help you better; 1) How severe is the pain? 2) Do you have any vomiting? 3) Is your pai...  Read Full »

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