I am a nurse who works in day surgery and we do these procedures every day. The risks are slim to none. In my 5 years of working in day surgery, I have never seen anything go wrong. The procedure is very safe. Obviousley things can happen but its so rare - but just think about
it, its the same risk as taking a tablet eg; a painkiller. We dont know if we will have a side effect or reaction from that tablet. Do you know what I mean? There are risks to everything we do in life and everything we take.
You do have to go for this appointment and you will barely remember anything at all, probably just walking into the room and lying down. You are well sedated throughout the procedure and there is always a nurse sat with you the whole time to reassure you and make sure you are ok.
I can understand your fears, I really can. We had a training day once and for us nurses to understand what patients were going through, we all went through an endoscopy with just throat spray and no sedation(as youc an do it that way). It wasnt bad at all, took minutes, thats it! Every patient I see has the same fears as you so they will expect you to be nervous.
Take care and please let us know how you get on.
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