Endoscope is a non-surgerical procedure performed to test digestive tract. This test uses an endoscope which is a flexible tube with an attached camera and light. It will be inserted through mouth.

It mainly evaluates ulcers, stomach pain, gastritis, digestive tract bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, colon growth, polyps, etc. The digestive tract images are viewed on color TV monitor to identify abnormal symptoms.

Test Details:

  • The patient’s stomach should be empty(refrain from eating/drinking) for 6 or more hours before undergoing the test.
  • Later, a physical exam will be carried out by the doctor to know about your body.
  • The patient will be given anesthesia and then an endoscope will be sent into the patient’s body.
  • During an endoscopy, the doctor will record the images from the endoscope, review and perform further procedures like removing tissues, polyps, etc based on the requirement.
  • After the test procedure, the patient might observe certain mild side effects like fever, chest pain, redness and swelling, sore throat, etc. The side effects have to be reported to the doctor.
  • You are allowed to take only soft foods after the test.
  • There are many types of Endoscopy tests Anoscopy, Arthroscopy, bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, colposcopy, cystoscopy, esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, etc