First GI Appointment Tomorrow - Expectations?

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Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/6/2012 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Well guys, after suffering from GERD this long, I have finally made a GI Appointment as opposed to just getting pushed off by a regular doctor...It's tomorrow at 10am in the next town over from me.

What should I expect?

What should I bring?

What will they talk to me about?

What kind of tests do they do on the first visit?

Help me answer these and maybe hook me up with some other tips or pointers I need to know before tomorrow.

Thanks in advance!


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Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 620
   Posted 2/6/2012 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jim,

I don't think they'll do any test that day.

He may schedule blood tests, chest xray, and maybe even an EGD. This will all be scheduled according to your GI.

Have you tried PPIs? He might have you start with that.

Good luck.
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