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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Does elevated amylase levels indicate acute pancreatitis?

Query: Hi doctor,My consulting doctor told me to do further investigations and did not say anything dangerous. I am attaching the reports.   Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The endoscopy reports show that you have mild inflammation in the lining of the stomach and in the first part of the small intestine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The doctor has taken biopsies to examine under a microscope. The findings in the endosc...  Read Full »

Why do I have excruciating pain in forehead with cough and sneeze?

Query: Hi doctor, I have excruciating pain in the left side of my forehead. It happens in the morning after waking up and the pain troubles me for two hours. This pain troubles me for two hours. It happens daily and after having these painful hours, everything goes normal during the rest of the day. I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) with rhinitis. You need further evaluation. You need to do a CT scan of the nose and sinus with nasal and laryngeal endoscopy. With the results, it is fine to find the cause whether there is any polyp or sinus pathology. You s...  Read Full »

Can stomach cancer result in severe stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female.¬†8 years ago, I had hemoptysis. The endoscopy report showed peptic ulcer and gastritis. I took drugs for three months. Again, 2 years ago, I had severe stomach pain. I was vomiting as soon as I eat. Again, I had an endoscopy and it showed the same, but there was...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no possibility of cancer. Also, there is no heart impression on the stomach. This impression is present on the lower part of the esophagus. Gastritis since long duration and Helicobacter pylori infection suggest your present symptom may be due to severe ga...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing bloating and excess urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old female with no major illness, except gallstone, which was 22 mm and was found last year. I am on prediabetic side too. Since last few months, I am experiencing heavy bloating, gas and occasional burping after anything I eat. In the morning, I am having a flat tummy. My ...  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of two possible causes. As you said, gastritis is a huge possibility. Ideally, you need to test with an endoscopy. You should plan for this after consulting your specialist doctor. Meanwhile, I suggest tablet Pantocid 40 mg (...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of my digestive symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, Before two years, I started experiencing a feeling that I need to vomit. It would stay constant. I never did vomit as a result of that, but it stayed for approximately 8 months. I could not sleep or eat well, because of that feel. Accompanied with that feeling was extreme constipation....  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem seems to be more of gastrointestinal motility disorder rather than a disease. Intestinal motility depends on various factors like the type of food, water and psychological factors. If one constantly occupies his mind with it, then the situation even ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my constant bloating with excessive gas production?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bloating and constant gas release by burping with heartburn that gives me a heart attack feeling before. I even had anxiety and panic attacks. Whenever I had bloating, I feel my heartbeat. Now, I went into a keto diet and eating a super enzyme supplement, and it is going well. M...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be worried about your recent onset of stomach upset. If your endoscopy is normal, it is indeed reassuring that nothing wrong with the stomach structure. Meaning there is no ulcer, redness, which are otherwise common causes of this type of...  Read Full »

Will vocal cord cyst recur even after MLS surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife, aged 32, has to talk a lot due to her profession. She has been diagnosed with a vocal cord cyst. The doctor has recommended surgery. I want to know a few details. In this type of MLS, what is the success rate? Will the patient get normal voice after surgery? Can this cyst b...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing the problem in concern. I had a detailed look at the reports you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This does look like a vocal cord cyst. The success rate depends on various factors like the completeness of the res...  Read Full »

Did my GERD symptoms worsen due to esophageal cancer?

Query: I have had GERD for over a decade. It's been managed by H2 blockers and antacids. I've had pretty bad heartburn on and off for the past few weeks. Daily and worse when I lie down. I don't have problems swallowing and I have not lost weight. I started taking Prilosec 9 days ago and the pretty mu...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well I do not know the findings of your previous endoscopy, otherwise I would have been very specific particular to your case. Here are some figures. Approx. 50% population, once in lifetime, develop GERD. Approx. 5% of those with GERD develop Barretts esoph...  Read Full »

What is the small wound in my voice box found during an endoscopy?

Query: Dear doctor I have some problem in my voice box according to endoscopy one small wound. I have sound problem from 2 years no pain in throat but some time I feel few bleeding from throat my sound is stop some time.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Thanks for providing a brief history. This looks like a vocal cord polyp. The primary treatment for this is excision of the lesion through microlaryngeal surgery or MLS done under general anaesthesia. The lesion looks non cancerous but looks can deceiving and hence make sure that this lesion o...  Read Full »

Can H. pylori infection result in stomach cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past one month, I have been feeling like bloated stomach and uncomfortable as if my stomach was full. Initially, I went to a local doctor. However, that did not help me. Then, I went to a gastroenterologist, who initially gave me medicines and then did an endoscopy. Post the endosc...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial infection, which occur from unhygienic food and typically occur only in the stomach. Because of the infection, the stomach wall inflamed (redness and swelling) and due to this,¬†symptoms of gastritis such as nausea, upper abdominal pa...  Read Full »

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