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Can you be awake during bronchoscopy?

Can you be awake during bronchoscopy?

Yes: For most bronchoscopies we use "conscious sedation"; this means that you are comfortable for the procedure but not usually put to sleep/asleep. The procedure should not be painful and should be comfortable. You may have coughing during the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchoscopy (Definition)

Bronchoscopy is a procedure to visually examine inside of the airways (trachea, bronchii). This can be done using a rigid bronchoscope or flexible fiber-optic scope. It can be used to obtain samples such as washings (bal) and biopsies for diagnosis. There are also therapeutic interventions ...Read more


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Bronchoscopy--any pain form it?

Bronchoscopy--any pain form it?

Not usually: As noted, most people tolerate this procedure well and do not recall the procedure. Often, patients will mostly complain of cough and/or sore throat. ...Read more

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What is done during bronchoscopy?

That depends: Its a tool used to diagnose (rarely to treat) lung diseases from pneumonia in people with suppressed immunity, to lung cancer, to many obscure lung diseases. It is simply a flexible endoscope passed into the airway usually via the nose, but can go via mouth too. It permits you to examine the large airways directly. More info here; http://tinyurl.Com/apjfr2b. ...Read more

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Can a bronchoscopy be done easily?

Can a bronchoscopy be done easily?

Varies: In pediatrics the procedure is more involved and an anesthesiologist, or an intensivist, is needed to deeply sedate the child for the procedure. ...Read more

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Why would I have to get a bronchoscopy?

Better look: Usually for the doctor to get a better look at your upper or lower airway in order to properly diagnose you. ...Read more

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What should I feel during bronchoscopy?

Not much: Today most bronchoscopies are done with topical anesthesia and under moderate sedation (drugs that make a person very groggy but do not completely knock them out). Frequently there is some coughing but most people tolerate this procedure well and some do not remember the procedure afterward at all - "ready to go doc" after it is over is not an uncommon outcome. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bronchoscopy?

Airway examination: Bronchoscopy is a procedure to visually examine inside of the airways (trachea, bronchii). This can be done using a rigid bronchoscope or flexible fiber-optic scope. It can be used to obtain samples such as washings (bal) and biopsies for diagnosis. There are also therapeutic interventions that can be performed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get the results back from a bronchoscopy?

Varies: Right after the doctor can tell you what they saw. results of tests done (cultures, biopsies) can take a few days. ...Read more

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I just had a bronchoscopy done and got the final results.. What does this mean?

Results are in: It means that the results are in. And they are final. Contact your doctor for more. ...Read more

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