Why do we do not want to make gastroscopy, avoid or pulling out her "until the last", That is, until the moment when doctors are bred by their hands and ask: "Why didn't you come before?".
The need for gastroscopy is no doubt if the patient complains of pain, heartburn, nausea, "lazy" stomach. If you want to make sure that you are healthy, especially when age is greater than 45; The nearest relatives discovered diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, polyps, tumors, and you want to avoid these problems, then without gastroscopy can not do. So let's answer some typical questions of patients who doubt whether they need to examine the stomach with the help of an endoscope.
You can examine, but neither ultrasound, nor x-ray, nor any other method are as accurate and effective as gastroscopy. The modern endoscope is the most complex device that allows an endoscopy doctor to see the image in a digital format, with a magnification, on a large monitor, and not miss any detail. The doctor will see any changes in color and surface, even the size of 1-2 millimeters, which is very important for detecting not only the disease itself, but also its first signs. In addition, the use of special dyes (indicators) makes it possible to detect prematubological conditions and tumors at the earliest stage, when they can be fully cured, often even without surgery. You can perform an instant analysis to an infection that lives in the stomach (Helicobacter pylori) and causes various shapes of inflammation, ulcers and tumors, you can take a biopsy for a study of a piece of stomach under a microscope and all this is done immediately for one study. That is why gastroscopy is the best and most accurate method for diagnosing meal diseases, stomach and 12 pans.
Well, well, I understand that Gastroscopy can reveal the reason that it worries me, but how long the study lasts? I already watched the stomach in another clinic, and the doctor did everything in a couple of minutes. You also have quick?
In many cases, this is a short procedure - a few minutes. As in all medicine, time is determined by the experience and skill of the doctor. But, in addition, a qualified doctor-endoscopist conducts a study in accordance with the standard international protocol to inspect all areas by paying attention to every part, and when a disease is detected, the doctor must carefully inspect this place and sometimes perform additional tests to deliver the accurate diagnosis. Imagine that the aircraft on which you are going to fly, during his checking before the takeoff was missing a couple of diagnostic stages, because the mechanics tried to finish the work faster. Would you like to fly on this plane? Therefore, the statement "the faster the better" - It is not true to say more correctly "More precisely, the better".
But, I can not stand it for a long time and in general I am afraid, it seems to me that I do not swallow an endoscope or can suffocate. Is it possible to make gastroscopy and not feel?
Yes, you can. Gastroscopy can be done during sleep, using special most modern drugs, under the control of a anesthesiologist. These drugs are created specifically for such studies, the patient sleeps during the procedure, without experiencing any unpleasant sensations, and waking up immediately after its completion does not feel discomfort and after 1-2 hours it can get driving. This is a gastroscopy in all European clinics, because when the patient is calm and does not interfere with the inspection, the doctor as quickly, accurately and effectively conducts the entire necessary diagnostic complex.
I know that the same endoscope is used in different patients, which means that during gastroscopy can be infected with some infectious disease. Is it true?
No, because the endoscope and tools are disinfected after each study according to standard Russian and international protocols using special solutions, excluding any risk of transmission of infection from one patient to another.
Doctor, Suppose I did gastroscopy, and the doctor did not find any illness, would it mean that gastroscopy was done in vain?
No, it means that the attending physician, and you will receive reliable information that the esophagus, the stomach and the 12rist intestine is in perfect order and that the cause of complaints may be diseases of other organs of the gastrointestinal tract, which manifest themselves similar signs. As without blood test, it is impossible to submit a survey of any patient and without gastroscopy, it is impossible to make a diagnosis in gastroenterology and appoint proper treatment.