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How long does it take to get the results of an upper digestive tract endoscopy and biopsy?

The time that it takes to get the results of your endoscopy will depend on why it was ordered. If your doctor is looking for something that can be diagnosed by sight alone, such as stomach ulcers or obstruction of the stomach, the results will be available almost instantly. Conditions that require a biopsy, such as infection of the stomach or suspected cancer, will require several days for the biopsies to be processed and examined under a microscope.

What happens during an endoscopy?

Why would my doctor perform an upper digestive tract endoscopy?

What are biopsies and why are biopsies taken during an endoscopy?

What conditions are diagnosed with an upper digestive tract endoscopy?

How long does an upper digestive tract endoscopy with biopsy take?

How do you feel after an upper digestive tract endoscopy?

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