Some frequently asked questions...
What is a gastroscopy?
A gastroscopy procedure is carried out to examine the upper digestive tract. This is made up of the oesophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum.
When is a gastroscopy required?
A doctor will order a gastroscopy if his patient is suffering from abdominal pain, bleeding from the digestive tract, vomiting, or if ulcers are suspected. A gastroscopy can also be used to check for any abnormalities. Another reason why a gastroscopy is done is to take a biopsy.
What is a biopsy?
A biopsy is when a tissue sample is collected and examined in order for pathologists to determine if cancerous cells are present.
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