‘Can I eat before a gastroscopy?’

Endoscopy is an examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract (including the esophagus and stomach). The doctor inserts a special tube into the esophagus to capture images, and it is also possible to take a biopsy of the mucous membrane. Endoscopy is considered a highly effective diagnostic procedure. How should one prepare for an endoscopy? Approximately 4 hours before the examination, all beverages should be stopped, while the last meal can be consumed around 6 hours before the examination. During this time, chewing gum and smoking should also be avoided.


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