Endoscopy What to expect?

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 5/14/2006 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been diagnosed with GERD in January. Overall feeling better but not right. I have good and bad days with bloating and stomach upset. I am having an endscopy this Tuesday and since I am a worrier by nature I am concerned not only that it might be something serious but also about the procedure and the after effects. I have heard about the sore throat.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 5/15/2006 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi SAF> Sometimes it is good to not know what the procedure is all abt and go along with it but i can tell you that it is nothing to be overly concerned about.

If you still want to know in detail, let me know.

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   Posted 5/17/2006 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I want details! Going on 5/22.

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   Posted 5/18/2006 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   

It was over so fast I actually do not have much recollection of it at all. I was scheduled for the test at 7:30 and was told by doctor's office to arrive by 7. ( test was administered in his office as opposed to the hospital). I was given IV to hydrate me before hand and was made comfortable. about 30 minutes later I was wheeled into the room and met the anesthesiologist who told me I would be out for the test. I talked to my doctor for about 2 minutes and before you know it I was in recovery. I have a minor sore throat the first night and was groggy for a good part of the day. I took the day off work to recover.

Fortunately for me there were not serious findings except for irritation of the stomach lining. I am waiting on the biopsy which is to test for H Plyori. All in all it is nothing to worry about and you will be out for it. I did not feel the tube go down my throat. I worried over this for no apparent reason.

Good luck to you and let me know how you make out.


Sal tongue

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   Posted 5/19/2006 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same experience has Sal. I went a half an hour early. They started an IV and explained the procedure to me. The doctor came and talked to me for a minute and that is all I remember. I don't even remember what he saw, my husband had to tell me later. Luckily I only had minor redness where the stomach and esophagus meet.

Good luck! I hope you can relax before you go.

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