To most of the citizens, stress and irregular eating patterns may lead to stomach pains and other symptoms such as indigestion, heartburn, etc. Also, the symptoms of early stage of gastric cancer are not obvious, Gastroscopy check-up acts as an important role in early detection and treatment of gastric cancer. During the Gastroscopy, the doctor will use a gastroscope, which is flexible and has a diameter less than that of a little finger, to examine your oesophagus, stomach and the first part of your small bowel called the duodenum. Also, the doctor may need to take some tissue samples (biopsies) from the lining of your upper digestive tract for analysis. The samples will be retained for examination under microscopy. It can help examine for diseases of the stomach such as ulcers, bleeding, tumors and Helicobacter pylori infections. Suitable for person with below symptoms / situations: • Abdominal pain, indigestion, heartburn • Vomiting, difficulty swallowing • Anaemia • Suspected of having polyp or tumor • Family history of gastric cancer • Helicobacter pylori infection • Severe indigestion • Smoking habit Preparing for Gastroscopy • The gastroscopy could be done in endoscopy centres or in hospitals, and could select under local anesthesia or monitored anesthetic care. • Patient is required not to eat anything at least 6 hours before the test. • You must let the doctor know if there is a chance that you might be pregnant. • You should also inform the doctor of the drugs that you are on, especially drugs that affect your blood glucose levels and clotting.
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