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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

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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?

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 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

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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