Possible complications of an EGD include bleeding and puncture of the stomach lining. However, such complications are rare. Most people will probably have nothing more than a mild sore throat after their EGD.
(Click Upper Endoscopy Complications to learn more about possible minor and major problems that can occur with an EGD.)
An EGD is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine. It has been used for many years with limited complications to help diagnose conditions of the upper digestive tract.
For a better understanding of an EGD, including its risks, benefits, and alternatives, click on any of the links below.