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The turn around time is dependent on the nature of the tests required. If the tissue specimens are taken solely for the purpose of detecting Helicobacter pylori infection, the result should be ready within 24 hrs. For histological analysis using a microscope, a turn around time o...
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Endoscopy is only recommended when there is reason to do so. The reason for endoscopy may be related to personal past history (e.g. colonic polyps), family history (e.g. history of digestive cancer within the family), abnormal scan or blood results found incidentally or when one...
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Hi Wai Ma, Endoscopy is carried out by doctors who are competent to do the procedure. The level of complexity depends on the reason for the endoscopy and the type of endoscopical procedure you plan to undergo. Diagnostic upper digestive endoscopy, for instance, is relatively e...
31 Aug 2018
Endoscopy is recommended only if there is a strong reason to do so . The type and urgency of an endoscopic procedure depends on the nature and severity of your medical condition, which may be reflected in your presenting symptoms, medical history, family history or abnormal blood...
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Depending on the type of endoscopy you plan to have, the preparations can be merely a 6 to 8 hour fasting to drinking 2 to 3 litres of bowel prep fluid overnight. In general, most doctors have their own advice on how to prepare you for the endoscopy process. Please follow their ad...
31 Aug 2018
The cost of an endoscopy in Singapore can range anywhere from $500 to $11,000. It varies a great deal depending on the type of procedure you plan to do. In general, there are a few components which will affect the final bill size for endoscopy. The common components are: ...
31 Aug 2018
I am sorry to hear that. This is indeed a tough question and I am not sure if I can provide a satisfactory answer. You must be aware that despite undergoing the same rigorous training which qualifies a doctor to perform a particular procedure, each of us has different skill-sets a...
31 Aug 2018
Hi Jun Kai, For routine upper and lower digestive endoscopy, the recovery period is fast and estimated to be completed within 1 to 2 hours . One may experience some light headedness and unsteady gait for a short period of time, until the sedatives wear off. Depending on what...
31 Aug 2018
I am sorry to hear that. Failure in completing any endoscopic procedure may be due to unavoidable reasons such as anatomical changes after a surgery, narrowing of the intestinal lumen due to scarring or tumour growth, or other medical reasons when patient’s health may be at ...
31 Aug 2018
Hi Yoke Peng, First, you need to understand that capsule endoscopy was first designed to allow doctors to look into problems arising from the small intestine where routine endoscopy fails to reach, due to the length of the entire small bowel. Over time, newer capsule endoscop...
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