FGS (fibrogastroscopy) - procedure that allows to examine the state of the mucosa of the stomach. A special instrument – gastroscope, made of flexible plastic material, is a tube with a camera on the end which displays an image on the screen and allows the physician to make a correct diagnosis. Fibrogastroscopy enables to diagnose gastritis, ulcer, tumor, polyps, etc. And how to check the stomach for FGS?

Features of the procedure

For the test the patient is required to swallow the gastroscope therefore this research method is called "swallowing the gut". The procedure is quite unpleasant, but practically painless. Besides, this method allows the most comprehensive survey, "to see the problem from the inside and, if necessary, biopsy – sampling of a fragment of mucosa, which will later be used for further analysis.

Many people deliberately refuse to conduct this study as it is a mockery of the body's swallowing tube will inevitably arise gag reflex. Yes, the urge to vomit arise, but the doctors are doing everything to ensure the maximum comfort for the patient and the procedure without any consequences for his health. First, the patient should be on FGS prepared by: the stomach must be empty. It is recommended not to eat before the procedure for 8-10 hours. Do not smoke or chew gum before the examination. The most worried patients is not forbidden to take the tranquilizing drug.

The patient appeared in the office for examination at the appointed time, must be with a towel. Its purpose is to collect saliva which will flow from his open mouth. The patient is asked to lie on the couch and pinch the teeth with a special plastic cap with a hole through which he will insert a tube. Pre-treated throat drug spray for pain and reduce sensitivity. The procedure lasts significantly less and is about 1 minute. After the numbness wears off, the patient might be a little uncomfortable sore throat – that is the only negative consequence of the procedure.

What to do after the procedure

After conducting FGS with biopsy of the patient is recommended not to eat for 5 hours. After this time, you can eat something neutral that will not irritate the place of taking the tissue sample. Should limit eating foods that stimulate the secretion of hydrochloric acid and gastric juice – coffee, tea, sparkling water, smoked, spicy and savory. To smoke in the first hours after FGS is also undesirable.