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Can a stomach endoscope miss a peptic ulcer

I had a stomach endoscope as part of my general health check. They weren't told to check for a peptic ulcer but I'd assume given my symptoms of gas they would have looked for it. It came back with no ...
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Why losing apetite is always a criteria when stomach pain happens

Why when a patient feels a pain in his stomach, doctors always ask him if he's losing apetite ? What does losing apetite conduct to as diagnosis ?
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What is the difference between a percutaneous endoscopic procedure and a laparoscopic procedure?

Laparoscopic procedures and percutaneous endoscopic procedures both seem very similar, but are somehow distinct. I can find plenty of studies comparing the outcomes of the different methods (e.g. ...
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How do we know that our esophageal sphincters are malfunctioning in acid reflux without endoscopy?

If you have acid reflux that gives you severe level of mouth ulcers in such a way that you are getting multiple clusters of canker sores on your tongue and you can't eat or sleep anymore, does that ...
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How to request copies of CT-Scans, MRI, X-rays & ultrasound/endoscopic imagery from Dr.'s/Surgeons for personal records? Possible?

Because of the many congenital-bone-fusions (due to Klippel-Feil-Syndrome) throughout my life, doctors have performed many, many medical-imaging tests (CT-Scans, MRIs, X-Rays, Ultrasounds, Endoscopies,...
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How effective/accurate are pill cameras for diagnosing Crohn's disease?

How effective/accurate is wireless endoscopy (pill camera) for diagnosing Crohn's disease?