Upper Gi Endoscopy

Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a procedure where a doctor uses an endoscope, which is an instrument made of a flexible tube and a camera, to examine the inner lining of the gastrointestinal tract. An endoscope is inserted through the mouth. It is used to diagnose diseases like ulcers, cancers, GERD, celiac disease, etc.

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I feel like water and liquid gets diffused outside the digestive tract. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel irritation and pain in the abdomen, particularly below my right rib cage for almost two years now. I feel like water and liquid food gets diffused outside the digestive tract, into the outer parts and skin. It causes allergic irritation, inflammation, discomfort, and pain in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a detailed advice, I would like to know a bit more regarding your problem first. When did you notice it for the first time? How did it come to your notice? Does this pain come and go or present at all times? Is it a burning, piercing, constricting, or squeezing type? ...  Read Full »

Even after taking medications, there is no relief from my gas problem. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing extreme gas problem almost continuously from the last few months. I feel constant uneasiness, bloated feeling, and slight pain sometimes. I have taken a few symptomatic medicine and a few ayurvedic tablets like Liv-52 and Triphala, but no relief at all. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for your symptoms. Your symptoms are consistent with indigestion. Indigestion might be due to many reasons such as severe acidity, abnormal intestine movement, constipation, etc. Liv-52 has no role in indigestion problem. You should stop i...  Read Full »

I feel tired in the evenings. Do I need any supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel very tired in the evenings. So, I got a medical checkup done, and I need to understand if everything is fine. Do I need to take any supplements? If yes, kindly tell me the names of the medicines. I am attaching my reports, and I am currently taking tablet Losar H and Stamlo for hy...  Read Full »


Dr. Medhun Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history, general condition, and your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will need few additional information like, since when do you have your symptoms? When did you start taking the hypertension medicines?...  Read Full »

Kindly help me to overcome my constant chest pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I am having a mild constant chest pain. Sometimes I feel shortness in breathing, little bit of headache and heaviness in throat. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishnu Priya G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the short history, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. But, I will try to explain the symptoms and related causes. It would have been more helpful if you had given your weight and body mass index (BMI).  Read Full »

My 5-year-old son is having severe vomiting after meals for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. He has been having severe vomiting after meals since he was an infant. At about 1 year of age, the vomiting slowed to about three times a week, which is how frequent he vomits now. He is in the third percentile for height 39 inches at 5 years and weighs 27 lbs. He h...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very sad to see your child in such a situation. I understand that your child is chronically malnourished. Vomiting since such a long duration needs thorough evaluation. You can go for imaging (CT or MRI scan) of the abdomen and endoscopy with or without biopsy of u...  Read Full »

Will severe acid reflux turn my teeth translucent with receding gums?

Query: Hi doctor, Lately, I noticed that my teeth are not the best looking. I had acid reflux. I looked up a lot of stuff about acid in the mouth, and looking at my teeth I think this is what is happening. My teeth started turning translucent two weeks ago. When I looked it up, it said that it could occur...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms that you have explained are right. If you have acid reflux problem and in your case, it looks like there is too much of acid refluxing in your mouth from the stomach. This acid can erode your teeth making the enamel thin due to loss of minerals. I have common...  Read Full »

Does endoscopy cause pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an endoscopy, and the doctor said everything looked normal, but I have a small hiatal hernia. Can an endoscopy make a hiatus worse by making it bigger or making the opening wider? Is it safe? Also, I was fully awake even with sedation. The doctors did not use Propofol like they do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Your recent endoscopy has shown a small hiatal hernia. I have already mentioned that you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) or acid reflux and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or any of them. So, it seems to be GERD that may cause the dev...  Read Full »

Even after taking regular medicines, I have stomach pain. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with a stomach issue for almost four years. It originally was extreme pain and tarry stool once. It was first diagnosed as an ulcer as I was negative for H. pylori. I was given antibiotics just in case, PPIs and H2 blockers. Since then it has gotten worse, gotten be...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for GI (gastrointestinal) symptoms. All your treatment is appropriate. You might have a hiatus hernia associated GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is responsible for the appearance of intermittent symptoms. A hiatus hernia can ...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife has some blood in her vomiting. What is the cause?

Query: My doctor,My wife is pregnant and this is her third month. During vomiting, she noticed blood. What is the reason? Kindly suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unusual for a pregnant woman to vomit blood. The reason may be excess, repeated vomiting caused esophageal tears, which leads to blood in the vomitus. If hematemesis is persistent and there are signs of decreased perfusion like cold extremities, giddiness, low bl...  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 »

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