EGD or esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a test completed to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach and initial part of the small intestine. Using an endoscope, a small flexible camera, the doctor will be able to enter your esophagus to view your stomach, esophagus and duodenum.
What can it help diagnose?
• Black or tarry stools or vomiting blood
• Bringing food back up (regurgitation)
• Low blood count
• Feeling full sooner than normal or after eating less than usual
• Feeling that food is stuck behind the breastbone
• Pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen
• Swallowing problems or pain with swallowing
• Nausea or vomiting that is persistent