Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
 
 

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

EGD is an abbreviation for esophagogastroduodenoscopy. This procedure looks at the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. A scope is placed in the esophagus and advanced to the stomach and first part of the small intestine. EGDs are done to evaluate reasons for heartburn, anemia, abdominal pain, swallowing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, unexplained weight loss and bloody or black, tarry stools.

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