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Educate: Educate yourself about it. Ask questions. Discuss your fear with your physician and im sure your physician will try to put you at ease. Dont be afraid to discuss your fears with your physician and they will answer your questions and tell yo more about the procedure and maybe why you shouldnt be afraid. Everything has risks and benefits, is the risk of not getting it more fearful then the benefit? ...Read more
Oxygen delivery: I think you are asking about the 2-pronged oxygen or air delivery nasal cannula. Simply follow the curve of the cannula prongs as you place it into the nose. Check with the respiratory therapist for exact placement and adjustment as necessary to decrease nasal crusting, stuffiness and risk of bleeding. ...Read more
Will i need another gastroscopy if they couldn't take biopsies? As it was horrific for me & lots gagging as they couldn't get cannula in to sedate me
Better sedation: You may require better sedation next time. The doctor will discuss the risks and benefits with you to repeat the study. ...Read more
What can I use in my nose to keep it from drying out from using oxygen through a cannula at nighttime?
Not Petrolatum!: Use a lanolin based cream applied with a Q-tip. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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