The nurse is right. If you have a tear most likely you would have unbearable pain and a very hard time breathing from the pain. That was my experience. I started out with the usual sore throat type pain and took a nap. I woke up 30 minutes or so later and had worse heartburn and took antacids. I did this wake up and take antacids every 20 to 30 minutes for about
3 hours. Every time I woke up the pain had spread across my chest. By 3 hours after the scope I had severe pain all the way around my chest and could barely breathe from the pain.
My tear was the size of the end of the scope, not very big at all, but I knew something was way wrong within 2 to 3 hours. I think you may just have a hyper sensitive response to the scope and biopsies, but keep in touch with your doctors if it doesn't go away soon.
They can tell if it's leaking with a barium swallow.
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#3 on 8/24/11