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Gastroscopy

Description

This test examines the inside of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum using a thin, flexible tube equipped with a video camera. The examination usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes, although you should expect to be in hospital for about an hour.

Preparing for the test

  • Do not eat or drink anything for six hours before the examination.
  • You may take your usual medication with a small amount of water.

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