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ENDOSCOPY IS HELPFUL IN INVESTIGATING:

  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Stomach pain
  • Ulcers
  • Abnormal Bleeding

If biopsies are taken during the endoscopy patients should expect to wait at least 48 hours for the results.

COLONOSCOPIES

Another common type of endoscopic procedure is a colonoscopy. This procedure is vital in diagnosing colon of cancer in the early stages. Men with a family history of colon cancer should begin routine screenings at age 40.

Digestive discomforts like heartburn, stomach upset, acid reflux and painful gas could be symptoms of serious medical problems. If you have questions about your digestive health, but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a digestive health assessment and learn more about conditions you may have.

Take the Digestive Health Assessment