Not afraid of a gastroscopy. Esophagus, stomach, and duodenum with an endoscope examined. Complications are very rare.
In the case of unclear discomfort in the upper abdominal cavity, a gastroscopy is carried out, medical gastro copy. You should clarify whether and what pathological changes are present. Often combining this investigation with a colonoscopy – so to kill two birds with one stone.
So prepare yourself
For the investigation to the stomach, esophagus and duodenum are free of food debris. Therefore, it may take from 12 hours before the examination no food. Can you drink as much as you like, at least until two hours before the gastroscopy. You take blood thinning agents such as ACE or Macumar, please discuss with your doctor whether and how you should take these medicines. Dentures take in front of the Mirror from the mouth.
The expiry of the gastroscopy
If you would like to get you in front of the investigation, as is the case with the colonoscopy, a sedative