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Upper Endoscopic Gastrointestinal Ultrasonography

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

An upper gastrointestinal endoscopic ultrasound is done to look at the different parts of your upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The upper GI tract includes the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). You may feel bloated, gassy, or have some abdominal discomfort. Your throat may be sore for 24 to 36 hours after the procedure. You may burp or pass gas from air that is still inside your body after your procedure.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Call 911 for any of the following:

  • You have sudden chest pain or trouble breathing.

Seek care immediately if:

  • You feel dizzy or faint.
  • You have trouble swallowing.
  • You have severe throat pain.
  • Your bowel movements are very dark or black.
  • Your abdomen is hard and firm and you have severe pain.
  • You vomit blood.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You feel full or bloated and cannot burp or pass gas.
  • You have not had a bowel movement for 3 days after your procedure.
  • You have neck pain.
  • You have a fever or chills.
  • You have nausea, or you are vomiting.
  • Your skin is itchy, swollen, or has a rash.
  • You have questions or concerns about your procedure.

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.

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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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