You will have an IV (needle) put in your arm or hand. Your doctor will give you medicines through the IV to make you feel relaxed. He or she might give you a mouth spray or gargle to numb your mouth. You will also get a plastic mouth guard to protect your teeth.
Then your doctor will put a thin tube with a camera and light on the end into your mouth and down into your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. He or she will look for irritation, bleeding, ulcers, or growths.