What is GIT screening ?

Screening means testing normal people or early stages of a disease before the symptoms and signs of a disease are obviously manifest. GIT screening is minimally invasive and focuses on the digestive system and its disorders.

What are the indications for GIT screening?

  • Dysphagia- difficulty swallowing
  • Odynophagia - painful swallowing
  • Persistent dyspepsia in patients over the age of 45 years
  • Heartburn and chronic acid reflux - this can lead to a precancerous lesion called Barrett's esophagus
  • Chest and abdominal pain
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Severe indigestion
  • Hematemesis- vomiting blood.
  • Melena stool- blood in the stool (indicating internal GI bleeding)
  • Unexplained anemia (low blood count)
  • IBD -Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

What are the common diseases diagnosed by Screening?

  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Esophagitis (and its complications)
  • Esophageal varices
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric and duodenal ulcer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Coeliac disease
  • Swallowed objects
  • Malabsorption disorders
  • Motility disorders

 

What are the advantages of GIT screening?

GIT screening allows for:-

  • Early detection of inflammation, ulcers, or tumors.
  • Early diagnosis of cancer and determining whether a growth is benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
  • Biopsies to be obtained which helps in the diagnosis of cancers or inflammatory lesions.
  • Small instruments to be passed through the endoscope that can stretch narrowed areas (strictures), or remove swallowed objects (such as coins or pins).
  • Bleeding from ulcers or vessels to be treated by a number of endoscopic techniques.
  • Endoscopic removal of early tumors of the esophagus or stomach.

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