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The tube has a light and a tiny camera on the finish. The camera sends pictures of the esophagus to a video monitor. The doctor can then observe how much damage has been carried out to the esophagus from gastric acid. The endoscopy shows other causes of heartburn also, such as infection, and whether the patient has any problems of acid reflux, such as bleeding. Some problems can in fact end up being treated with the endoscope. Upper GI series: An top GI series is a number of X-rays of the individual`s chest and abdominal taken after a liquid that coats the within of the esophagus and tummy is swallowed. This liquid provides contrast so that any nagging problems are simpler to see.