Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Ultrasonography

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

A lower gastrointestinal endoscopic ultrasound is used to help diagnose and treat diseases that affect the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The lower GI tract includes some parts of the small intestine, the colon, and the rectum.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Ask your healthcare provider when the results of your test will be available. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have a fever.

  • You have a feeling of being too full or bloated.

  • You have nausea, or you are vomiting.

  • Your skin is itchy, swollen, or has a rash.

  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Return to the emergency department if:

  • You are not able to eat or drink.

  • You have problems having a bowel movement.

  • You have sudden shortness of breath.

  • Your abdomen becomes tender and hard.

  • Your stools are black or have blood in them.

  • Your vomit has blood or bile in it.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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