A 43-year-old female asked:
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Egd scheduled 3pm. I get extreme pains in stomach, back, and shoulder after 2-3 hours without eating. Dr req. 8 hrs fasting.Rec for pre-egd pain mgmt?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
A clear lollipop: Sucking on a clear lollipop will likely keep you feeling hungry while waiting for the procedure to be done. Hunger pain is quite common. Good luck with your test--hope all goes well.
Answered on Oct 26, 2012
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