I'm afraid to swallow a light bulb, can I understand what is wrong with my stomach, having passed the tests?

I'm afraid to swallow a light bulb, can I understand what is wrong with my stomach, having passed the tests?

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answers (3)

Answer 1
January, 2021

I swallowed this pipe myself, it is not a pleasant thing, the main thing is just listen to the doctor, and everything will be ok. So far no one has died from this procedure = D.

Do not try to pull the tube, it is difficult to breathe - naturally, the procedure itself will take 30 seconds.

Answer 2
January, 2021

Only tests will not help to accurately diagnose. Gastroscopy is not so scary, just unpleasant because of the gag reflex, which is triggered at the beginning of the procedure. By the way, now gastroscopy is done with anesthesia, so you shouldn't wind yourself up in vain.

I had a period when an urgent operation was required, but it was postponed due to an ulcer - it was necessary to cure the stomach first. So within four months I had to do gastroscopy 5 times. And nothing, survived.))

Answer 3
January, 2021

Good afternoon!

Alternatively, you can run a number of lab tests, but overall, it's not such a scary procedure. Swallowing a light bulb is an outdated stereotype that can of course scare the patient. Today, during the procedure, modern equipment is used; he does not swallow a light bulb at all, but a thin probe - a gastroscope tube. As soon as the probe is inserted into the esophagus, the examination begins. The procedure usually takes 1 to 2 minutes. During the procedure, local anesthesia is given to the larynx, which makes it easier to insert the tube and softens the sensation in the throat during the procedure. The maximum that you may have to experience is nausea and urge to vomit at the very beginning.

In parallel with gastroscopy, it is advisable to carry out laboratory diagnostics. The list of tests is individual, but, as a rule, the doctor prescribes tests for:
- biochemical blood test with determination of alkaline amylase (pancreatic enzyme);
- Helicobacter test;
- general clinical blood test.

As we can see, a large number of tests and studies are available to the patient and the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis in order to prescribe the treatment as correctly as possible. But I repeat, there should be no self-diagnosis, and even with all the desire, the patient himself will not be able to deal with so many research results, therefore, with any ailment, you should immediately contact a specialist.

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