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If you have pain in your upper abdomen, swallowing difficulty, nausea or vomiting, an upper endoscopy may help your doctor diagnose your symptoms. Your doctor will pass an endoscope through your mouth and into your upper gastrointestinal tract. An endoscope consists of a thin, flexible tube with a small light and camera lens, which allows your doctor to view images of your upper GI, including the stomach, esophagus and duodenum. Prior to the procedure, the patient will receive instructions when to stop eating to prepare for the procedure. The doctor will review your medications and allergies. An anesthetic or sedative may be given to ease discomfort. You may feel slight soreness in your throat and bloating following the procedure, but these side effects will soon subside. EGD results are immediate, while pathology results may take up to two weeks to obtain results.