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How Will I Feel After Having The Sedative For Gastroscopy
A sedative is a medication that induces calm, relaxation, and usually, decreases anxiety. Sedatives - especially at higher doses - can induce sleep. The sleep-inducing attribute is more correctly called "hypnotic". Not surprisingly, most medications produce more than one specific effect. Therefore, one sedative may dominate in the reduction of anxiety and ...Read more
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
Neither have risk: When both procedures carried out under mild anesthersia, the patient essentailly experiences no side effect. With colonoscopy air however has to inflate bowel for visualization and being NPO isnt suffiecient to clean out the colon. GoLytley has to be employed. Minor risk with some bx close to bowel mucosa where perforation has resulted .especially in colon. ...Read more
Can be if you reflux: Hiatal hernias often cause GERD, also known as reflux. This feels like heartburn, and over time can severely damage your esophagus. Omeprazole is a good medicine to lessen the symptoms of GERD, but your best bet for the long term is surgery. Get it done while you're still on your parents' policy. ...Read more
Just sedation: Gastroscopy is an endoscopic exam of your stomach and is generally done under light sedation on an outpatient basis. Modern gastroscope is small and flexible - size of penne pasta. It is also possible to have it done in the doctors office with just topical anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If gastroscopy is negative, can I ask for further investigation. I have sensations of something in my chest.
Probably: Talk with your pcp. Do not want to start to shotgun the approach to diagnosis. See what the doc says and try to follow the advice. ...Read more
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