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A 31-year-old female asked:

hi, i was supposed to have bronchoscopy today, they sedated me but i was still gagging and panicking. ct was clear, will they try again?

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Dr. Leslie Garson
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Possibly: Depends what the indication for the bronchoscopy was? If a clear ct still does not provide an answer for whatever your underlying complaint/symptom or sign is, then a bronchoscopy may still be indicated. If so, they may need to perform this procedure with you placed under a general anesthetic to expedite the process and keep you safe and comfortable. Good luck.
Dr. Ricardo Borrego
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not sure: My question would be why wouldn't they. There was a suspicion to have the bronchoscopy in the first place. A negative ct scan does not rule out infection. There are other ways to get the procedure done if you were gagging too much the first time.
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Sounds like if its rescheduled you should ask to have anesthesia provide the sedation if it was challenging the first time. You will be more comfortable and they will get a better test done.
Apr 25, 2013

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