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Endoscopy

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Introduction
An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an endoscope
Uses of an endoscopy
An endoscopy is used to investigate unusual symptoms and to help perform types of surgery.
How an endoscopy is performed
Most endoscopies are carried out at a local hospital, although some larger GP surgeries may offer the procedure.
Risks of an endoscopy
An endoscopy is usually safe and the risk of complications is less than 1 in 100. Possible complications include infection and excessive bleeding.