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Gastroscopy Painful Procedure
Yes: Or at least you should. Procedural sedation is the norm and depending where you get the procedure, who is doing it and who is administering the sedation, will determine the level of sedation you will have (mild/moderate/deep). ...Read more
Had a gastroscopy done and was put to sleep. During the procedure my heart rate spiked to 220. Dr was concerned. I'm only 18. What could this be?
Heart rate: Likely you had a paroxysmal tachycardia. It should be worked up to see if there's a structural or physiologic problem that needs attention. Don't ignore the episode, see your Doc or a cardiologist about it. ...Read more
Mild abdominal pain, yesterday had gastroscopy+colonoscopy. Under sedation fentanyl+midazolam. Is complication ? Procedure went we'll. but is complic?
Hi I had a gastroscopy and colonoscopy 4 days ago and ever since I've been randomly getting chest pains around my sternum, they are really painful?
Symptoms: You should contact your gastroenterologist and report your symptoms. It could be nothing more than 'gas' but no way for us to know out here. ...Read more
I have a gastroscopy in two weeks. But my stomach pain/burning is so painful and getting worse. Its constant. Is it ok to wait?
Abdominal pain: If there are any dramatic changes in your pain quality, severity or development of new associated symptoms (i.e. Nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, painful swallowing, blood in stools, black stools, etc) then you should have your exam sooner. Otherwise its probably ok to wait assuming you were evaluated by a health professional already. ...Read more
I hope they told you: we certainly should not be the sole source of information for this!! but - you'll need to take the laxatives for the colonoscopy the day before, show up at the right time, get an IV and some sedation. I like doing the endoscopies first - that's a 2min exam with a tube the size of your pinkie. Then you stay in same position and get the colonoscopy done. go to recovery & have someone take you home! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia
Knowledge is Power: Knowledge is Power Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more
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