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Gastroscopy

1. Under what situation will gastroscopy be recommended?
 
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux, heartburn
  • Upper abdominal bloating
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Foreign body such as fish bone ingestion
   
2. What preparations are needed before undergoing a gastroscopy? What is the procedure?
  No eating and drinking within 6 hours before the procedure. During the procedure, the doctors will spray some local anesthesia to the throat of the patient and the gastroscopy will enter the stomach softly through the patient's mouth.