The purpose of an Endoscopic Ultrasound is to examine your esophagus, stomach lining and your gastrointestinal tract. It is also used to study organs which are near the digestive tract, such as the gallbladder and pancreas.
Endoscopic Ultrasound is used to diagnose certain conditions that may cause abdominal pain or weight loss.
To prepare for the Endoscopic Ultrasound you should have nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to the procedure. Your doctor will give you specific instructions about when to start fasting and if you should take your regular medication.
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