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How will I feel after having the sedative for gastroscopy?

How will I feel after having the sedative for gastroscopy?

Relaxed and sleepy: You should feel relaxed and sleepy, and the procedure won't bother you at all. ...Read more

Sedative (Definition)

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


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Do you get a sedative before a gastroscopy procedure?

Do you get a sedative before a gastroscopy 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

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What sedatives are used before a gastroscopy procedure?

What sedatives are used before a gastroscopy procedure?

Sedatives: Mild sedatives are usually used for minor scope procedure, along with local anesthetic spray to throat to get the scope to go in without discomfort. ...Read more

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What parts of the body can a gastroscopy investigate?

What parts of the body can a gastroscopy investigate?

Stomach, by...: ...Definition. Of course on the way in, the doctor will also get a good look at the esophagus, and may elect to go farther, into the small bowel. ...Read more

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How does the risk of a gastroscopy compare to a colonoscopy?

How does the risk of a gastroscopy compare to a colonoscopy?

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 isn't 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

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Gastroscopy found 1cm sliding hiatis hernia. Is this serious?

Gastroscopy found 1cm sliding hiatis hernia. Is this serious?

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

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Has anyone had a gastroscopy examination? Is it with general anesthesia?

Has anyone had a gastroscopy examination? Is it with general anesthesia?

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 more

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Can gastroscopy including biopsy tell us something about existense of crohn?

Can gastroscopy including biopsy tell us something about existense of crohn?

Rarely: On rare occasion crohn's disease can involve the stomach causing granulomas you'd gastritis. However, crohn's more commonly dhows involvement of terminal ileum and colon. ...Read more

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If gastroscopy is negative, can I ask for further investigation. I have sensations of something in my chest.

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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For a few months I've had really chronic digestive issues. I had a gastroscopy and nothing was wrong but almost anytime I eat anything I feel sick.

Follow up: Did they take biopsies of your esophagus, stomach and duodenum during your endoscopy? A normal biopsy would be more reassuring. Also, there are other causes of digestive issue such as lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, and microscopic colitis that appear normal on endoscopy. Follow up with your GI doctor so can evaluate you for these other issues. Also, a colonoscopy may also help. ...Read more

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After gastroscopy and biopsy from stomac GI+G 0/5x0.4x0.1tubular adenoma?

After gastroscopy and biopsy from stomac GI+G 0/5x0.4x0.1tubular adenoma?

Gastric adenoma: These are quite rare and it's an interesting dilemma.
How old are you? As gastric neoplasms are more common in certain populations, what is your ethnicity?
Is it possible that there was a colonoscopy done at the same time with the polyp having originated in the colon? ...Read more

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Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

EGD: If you are referring to an EGD where the use a scope to look into your esophagus and stomach, then it should be painless since they will sedate you first. ...Read more

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Any complications with the gastroscopy?

Any complications with the gastroscopy?

Endoscopy: Complications rate is very low (less than 1%) but includes aspiration, perforation, bleeding, infection, missed findings, reaction to sedation including death. As stated, complications are rare. They should be discussed with you by the person performing the examination. Risks & benefits are discussed prior to the examination. This is referred to as "informed consent. ". ...Read more

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What to do if I'm terrified of gastroscopy?

What to do if I'm terrified of gastroscopy?

See details: Speak to the GI specialist. You will be sedated and will sleep through the procedure without any issues. ...Read more

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I am about to have a gastroscopy. Any advice?

I am about to have a gastroscopy. Any advice?

EGD pt info: Please follow all the instructions provided by your endoscopy team, particularly their instructions regarding pre-op medicines and if you are on any blood thinners. Make sure you understand the risks ; possible complications of the procedure ; anesthesia. Following can help 1)http://www. Asge. Org/patients/patients. Aspx? Id=378. 2) https://www. Gastro. Org/patient-center/procedures/upper-gi-endoscopy. ...Read more

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I'm about to have a gastroscopy. Any advice for a scared person?

I'm about to have a gastroscopy. Any advice for a scared person?

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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How should I prepare for a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy?

How should I prepare for a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy?

You: Should discuss preparation and any question you have with your GI doctor, who will give you specific instructions of his preferences. Each endoscopist has their favorite set of instructions and preps the prefer to use. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from gastroscopy sedation?

How long does it take to recover from gastroscopy sedation?

Depends what you got: "conscious sedation" often combines versed (sleep agent that induces amnesia) with narcotic (typically fentanyl) with resulting prolonged sleepiness that may last hours to all day after your procedure. "mac" (monitored anesthesia care) relies instead on Propofol (a rapid onset drug that wears off within minutes of use). With mac, most people feel well rested but awake very soon after testing. ...Read more

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Do you have to recovery after a colonoscopy and gastroscopy?

Colonoscopy: For any procedure which involves anethesia, you need a recovery period to recover. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort from my gastroscopy. Is this normal?

I am experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort from my gastroscopy. Is this normal?

Depends: It depends how long ago you had the procedure youmay have some discomfort the first couple of days if the discomfort persists contact your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I'm having a gastroscopy and colonoscopy next week. What is involved with the procedures?

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 more

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Well in terms of something going horribly wrong, as small a chance as that might be, is one safer than the other? Colonoscopy vs gastroscopy.

Well in terms of something going horribly wrong, as small a chance as that might be, is one safer than the other? Colonoscopy vs gastroscopy.

Both are very safe: Modern colonoscopy and EGD are extremely safe. Complications are rare. Probably the most common complication is perforation, and it reportedly occurs in about one of every 1200 colonoscopies and about one every 2000 upper endoscopies. There are rare risks of bleeding and of a reaction to the sedation. Overall, they are extremely safe, and if you have a reason for needing one, don't shy away. ...Read more

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What can cause an unbarable gnawing feeling every 2-3 hrs and especially before meals considering that the gastroscopy was ok? What can I do? Thx

What can cause an unbarable gnawing feeling every 2-3 hrs and especially before meals considering that the gastroscopy was ok? What can I do? Thx

Hunger pains.: Most GI pathology will present itself after meals, with the exception of duodenal ulcers which can cause pains a few hours after eating. As long as the EGD was fine, these could be hunger pains. Make sure to include fiber in each meal (50 grams per day total divided amongst four or five meals in the day). This will keep you full longer and will prevent hunger pains. ...Read more