The causes for upper endoscopy include:

  • Unusual pain or discomfort in the upper abdominal area.
  • GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is usually called heartburn.
  • Relentless queasiness and vomiting.
  • Upper stomach bleeding, throwing up blood or blood discovered in the stool that originated from the upper part of the GI system. Hemorrhaging can be dealt with throughout the endoscopy.
  • Iron deficiency anemia or low blood count connected with a reduced iron level in the blood in someone that has had no noticeable bleeding.
  • Trouble swallowing; liquids/foods might get stuck in the esophagus throughout swallowing. This might have been caused by a constricting or stricture or a lump or due to the fact that the esophagus is not getting effectively. If there is a stricture, it can often be expanded with unique balloons or extension tubes throughout the endoscopy.
  • Unusual or unclear findings on a top CT scan, GI x-ray, or MRI.
  • Elimination of a foreign body or an ingested thing.
  • To examine healing or progression on previously discovered polyps (developments), lumps, or ulcers.


You will be provided certain directions regarding just how to get ready for the examination prior to the procedure. These guidelines are developed to optimize your safety during, as well as after the assessment, and to reduce feasible issues. It is important to review the instructions ahead of time and follow them thoroughly. Do not hesitate to call the doctor’s office or the endoscopy center if there are concerns.

The specialist would ask you not to eat or consume alcohol, anything for up to eight hours before the examination. It is important for your stomach to be vacant to allow the endoscopist to imagine the whole location, as well as to lower the opportunity of food or liquid being thrown up into the lungs while under sedation.

You may be asked to readjust the dose of your medications, such as insulin, or to quit details drugs, such as blood-thinning medications temporarily prior to the examination. You need to review your medications with your physician before your consultation for the endoscopy.

The procedure will then be carried out by a specialist using endoscopy instruments.