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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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 »

What should I do if I swallowed a small piece of metal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. Is it fine if I swallowed a small piece of metal? Should I do an x-ray, ultrasound, or anything else? Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a history of swallowing a small piece of metal. It depends on the size and shape of the metal. If the piece of metal is trapped in the throat or esophagus, then some symptoms like discomfort in the th...  Read Full »

Why do I have a crampy stomach and belching even when scope tests remain clear?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my early 60s. For the last three months, after dinner, I feel indigestion for 2 hours and have a crampy stomach with lots of belchings. Because of this, I am not on regular food. Earlier, I had a few issues, but that was manageable and not so intense. Now, even when not taking food...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for your symptoms. Having normal endoscopy reports does not eliminate other small intestine related causes for indigestion. Constipation itself cause heartburn and belching related to incomplete evacuation due to slow intestinal movement. ...  Read Full »

What are the first signs of oral cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been very worried about my health lately. I would like to preface this by saying that I have been experiencing anxiety off late and I have a suspicion that some of these symptoms could be related to that. I am currently weaning off of Prednisone, which I have been taking for an all...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I want to clarify details regarding who advised you to start Prednisone, and for how long have you been on it as this a drug which suppresses your immunity and causes a secondary infection. Care should be take...  Read Full »

Why am I having constant burning and pain in my genitals with frequent urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing a burning sensation before and after urination; sometimes I see the light pink colored blood in the urine. From the past seven days, I am having a lot of discomforts, even while sitting idle or sleeping there are a constant burning and pain in my genitals, and I urinate ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your urine examination shows blood, so we need to find the source of blood in the urine. And, pain on urination might be due to narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture). I would sugg...  Read Full »

What causes globus pharyngis?

Query: Hello doctor, As I was trimming my beard, I accidentally swallowed a piece of hair. This incident happened two days ago, it is not painful, but I can feel it in my throat. Should I wait or try some sort of home treatment or ask a professional to examine my throat?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is improbable that the strand of hair is still stuck in the throat. In most cases, it is psychological and gives a foreign body sensation what we call globus hystericus. I would advise you to have a few bananas, which will help push down any strand of hair stuck i...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from upper abdominal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. My height is 5'9", and weight is 220 lbs. I am a smoker and not on any medication. Over the past seven months or so, I have been experiencing on and off severe upper abdominal pain (center), and that radiates through to my back. At times, the pain may just be som...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely it is acidity and reflux disease. You will need endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis and rule out ulcer. The common cause for this is Helicobacter pylori and for which you should have urease breath test, which if positive or even otherwise empirically you can...  Read Full »

Blood in vomit after drinking too much alcohol. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20 year old male. About three days ago, I vomited bright red blood after consuming excessive alcohol. This is the first time I have consumed more than one beer and I was also unconscious. I have not been having any pains or any other symptoms. After the first vomit of blood, I pu...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. At this age, bleeding with vomiting is likely due to an injury to the lower esophagus because of the force of the vomit. If the bleeding was severe, then an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy is necessary for two reasons. Alcohol drinking ...  Read Full »

Why do I get random sharp pains in my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, My 13-year-old son is suffering from major stomach aches for about a year now. We have tried several different OTC medications as told by his pediatrician. He recently had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done, which revealed that he is lactose intolerant. The pain is sporadic and not ever...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumeet Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Long-standing pain in the abdomen without any added symptoms like weight loss, nausea, recurrent diarrhea, or excessive flatulence can be stress-induced. But before labeling the pain as stress-induced, all the organic causes need to be ruled out. A thorough physical ...  Read Full »

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