What is OGD medically?

What is an OGD? OGD is short for Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy. It is a camera test where the doctor looks at the upper parts of your childs’ digestive system or upper gastrointestinal tract, to help identify if there is a reason for your childs’ symptoms.

How do I prepare for an OGD test?

You must not eat anything for at least six hours before your procedure because the food in your stomach can prevent the Endoscopist from having a good view of your stomach. It can also increase the risk of inhaling the contents of your stomach into your lungs which can cause severe pneumonia.

What is the meaning for OGD test?

An OGD is an examination of your oesophagus (gullet), stomach and the first part of your small intestine called the ‘duodenum’. The instrument used in this investigation is called a ‘gastroscope’. It is flexible and has a diameter less than that of Page 5 5 your little finger.

What can an OGD diagnose?

Conditions a Gastroscopy can detect

  • Coeliac Disease.
  • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
  • Helicobacter (pylori)
  • Oesophageal Stricture and Dilatation.
  • Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers (also called peptic ulcers)
  • Stomach Cancer and Oesophageal Cancer.
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus.
  • Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, Portal Hypertension.

Is OGD same as endoscopy?

What is an OGD? It is a procedure we use to examine the inside of your gullet (food pipe), stomach and upper part of your small intestine. It is also known as a gastroscopy, an upper GI endoscopy or simply an endoscopy.

What is difference between OGD and endoscopy?

What is an OGD? The procedure you will be having is called an oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD), sometimes known more simply as a gastroscopy, or endoscopy. This is an examination of your oesophagus (gullet), stomach and the first part of your small intestine called the duodenum.

Is OGD painful?

The procedure A gastroscopy should not be painful. But you can ask for the procedure to be stopped at any time.

Can I drink water before endoscopy?

Your doctor will review preparation with you. You may need to prepare with: Food and drink: Consume only clear liquids (broth, gelatin, popsicles, water, black coffee or tea) for six to eight hours before the procedure. Medications: Stop taking medicines that thin blood or affect blood clotting, including aspirin.

Is an OGD surgery?

An OGD procedure is performed to evaluate symptoms of persistent upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing or heartburn. It is an excellent method for finding the cause of bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract. It can be used to evaluate the oesophagus or stomach after major surgery.

Is OGD the same as gastroscopy?

What is an OGD procedure or test?

An OGD procedure, or test, is short for OesophagoGastroDuodenoscopy which is quite a mouth full to pronounce! The other name for this procedure is an Upper GI endoscopy – as it examines the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

What happens during OGD?

As mentioned above, during OGD, your doctor advances a hollow flexible tube called an endoscope, through your mouth or nose, through the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. The endoscope is usually the length to fit down into the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum.

What are the alternatives to OGD?

The alternative to OGD is a barium meal. This is an x-ray investigation involving drinking a white liquid (barium). X-ray pictures are then obtained. It will not be possible to obtain a biopsy or apply direct treatment to the lining, if required.