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    What to expect

    So I'm 26 and started having stomach pains a couple weeks ago. The last few days I couldn't eat anything and went to the doctor to get answers. He thought it was an ulcer or a bad gall bladder.

    I have an upper GI and ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow and I get the ultrasound, but what does the upper GI have in store. I have heard horror stories about lower GI's and don't know much about either. I looked all this up on WebMD but I would rather hear it from people who have actually had it done. Any help would be appreciated.

    And let me tell you my diet really sucks now.



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    Re: What to expect

    Sounds to me like you're pregnant. Mazel tov.



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    Re: What to expect

    Quote Originally Posted by Klone View Post
    So I'm 26 and started having stomach pains a couple weeks ago. The last few days I couldn't eat anything and went to the doctor to get answers. He thought it was an ulcer or a bad gall bladder.

    I have an upper GI and ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow and I get the ultrasound, but what does the upper GI have in store. I have heard horror stories about lower GI's and don't know much about either. I looked all this up on WebMD but I would rather hear it from people who have actually had it done. Any help would be appreciated.

    And let me tell you my diet really sucks now.
    Webmd is the devil. There is always someone on their scaring everyone else about some nightmare problem they have. The minority is going to tell horror stories. No one who has a good experience is going to take time to type on webmd. I've had everything you talked about done to me and had no issues whatsoever. I also had the stuff done looking for an ulcer/gall bladder.

    No worries man, not that bad.



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    Re: What to expect

    I believe I had an upper GI to look for problems related to acid reflux, and if I am remembering correctly, they gave me some awful stuff to drink, and it bloats your stomach a bit. Other than that, watch for some really weird looking poop the next day.



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    Re: What to expect

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I believe I had an upper GI to look for problems related to acid reflux, and if I am remembering correctly, they gave me some awful stuff to drink, and it bloats your stomach a bit. Other than that, watch for some really weird looking poop the next day.
    He called the **** poop.




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    Re: What to expect

    I have had pretty much every diagnostic procedure you can have on the abdomen area and none of them are bad. The only one that kinda sucked was having a colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same time and they also placed a device in my esophagus to measure acid reflux. I was a little sore after that one.



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    Re: What to expect

    I had an upper GI done to correct a shin splint problem. I don't know why, but I said ok because the doctor didn't speak English and you go with the flow when you are sitting in a hospital in East Timor



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    Re: What to expect

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I have had pretty much every diagnostic procedure you can have on the abdomen area and none of them are bad. The only one that kinda sucked was having a colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same time and they also placed a device in my esophagus to measure acid reflux. I was a little sore after that one.
    Wow. Medical Eiffel Tower.


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    Re: What to expect

    Not really a big deal, you just have to go in (after a night without eating or drinking), drink some bad tasting chalky liquid, then they watch it go through your body on a screen. I had the stomach issues when I was younger, it turns out going to the bar 5 nights a week, and eating mostly gyros and pizzas is not the healthiest lifestyle.



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    Re: What to expect

    Quote Originally Posted by Klone View Post
    So I'm 26 and started having stomach pains a couple weeks ago. The last few days I couldn't eat anything and went to the doctor to get answers. He thought it was an ulcer or a bad gall bladder.

    I have an upper GI and ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow and I get the ultrasound, but what does the upper GI have in store. I have heard horror stories about lower GI's and don't know much about either. I looked all this up on WebMD but I would rather hear it from people who have actually had it done. Any help would be appreciated.

    And let me tell you my diet really sucks now.
    Been there and done bunches of digestive tests over the years. Upper GI is way not a big deal. You just drink some chalky tasting stuff for the x-ray or scanning imagery. If they are looking at the small intestine you have to wait a little for it to move down there. They will probably advise you to drink plenty of fluids after. Really really easy test.



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    Re: What to expect

    Quote Originally Posted by BooneCy View Post
    I had an upper GI done to correct a shin splint problem. I don't know why, but I said ok because the doctor didn't speak English and you go with the flow when you are sitting in a hospital in East Timor




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    Re: What to expect

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    Wow. Medical Eiffel Tower.
    It was a female doctor so kind of reverse Eiffel Tower.



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    Re: What to expect

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Webmd is the devil. There is always someone on their scaring everyone else about some nightmare problem they have. The minority is going to tell horror stories. No one who has a good experience is going to take time to type on webmd. I've had everything you talked about done to me and had no issues whatsoever. I also had the stuff done looking for an ulcer/gall bladder.

    No worries man, not that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Not really a big deal, you just have to go in (after a night without eating or drinking), drink some bad tasting chalky liquid, then they watch it go through your body on a screen. I had the stomach issues when I was younger, it turns out going to the bar 5 nights a week, and eating mostly gyros and pizzas is not the healthiest lifestyle.
    Ice, it is nice to know that you made the life changes to correct this. Now you almost strictly drink at home.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
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    Re: What to expect

    Wait till your first colonoscopy, that is way worse than an upper GI. The prep is horrible.


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