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    What is an endoscopy for?

    I just found out that my dad needs an endoscopy but no-one's told me what it's for. I googled it and nearly every result that came up was from cancer information sites... Are they only used to diagnose life-threatening conditions? What are the chances that it is something serious? I'm really freaking out.

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    Re: What is an endoscopy for?

    An endoscopy is usually to diagnose upper gastrointestinal issues. So mine was to diagnose why Id been getting heartburn regularly.

    Googling never really gives you gentle answers. Have you asked your Dad why hes having it?


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    Re: What is an endoscopy for?

    My mom had one for a hernia in her stomach and yeah most of those are for benign things or minor illnesses and don't think instantly about the big C. It's done often in case of indigestion or pain or heartburn.

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    Re: What is an endoscopy for?

    Hi

    This is just a courtesy reply to let you know that your post was moved from its original place to a sub-forum that is more relevant to your issue.

    This is nothing personal - it just enables us to keep posts about the same problems in the relevant forums so other members with any experience with the issues can find them more easily.

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    Re: What is an endoscopy for?

    Have a read of the posts in this sub-forum and you will see why people have them.
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