This six-page illustrated handout helps people prepare for an endogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), also called an endoscopy, which is a test to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine, known as the duodenum. It explains how the test works, and contains guidelines to help the patient prepare for it. The document provides patients with a brief step-by-step explanation of what will happen during the test, and after. It identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called, clarifying those for which to call 911.
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