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Nasal Endoscopy Side Effects
Endoscopy: Diagnostic usage of a rigid or flexible scope to examine the nasal airway and/or the upper portion of the pharynx (nasopharynx) for lesions, source of infection, palatal function, Eustachian tube areas, presence of lymphoid tissue, polyps, cyst, etc ...Read more
Maybe: For routine trans-oral endoscopy, sedation is routinely offered. Transnasal endoscopy is an alternative where the viewing tube is tiny enough to pass through the nose. In the latter case, sedation may be deferred. Keep in mind the test lasts only 3-5 minutes. Talk with her doctor about what sedation options she can have at the center where her test will be performed. ...Read more
Some: Nasal endoscopy is a safe and usually quick procedure using a flexible fiberoptic scope to evaluate the nose/throat done by some allergists and all ENT doctors. Allergists typically don't take biopsies or use a rigid scope. More allergists are being trained in this procedure. Before you decide, ask the provider "how many of these have you done? ". ...Read more
Dust allergy: Nasal endoscopy would find swollen tissues; but you need allergy skin or blood tests for ID. ...Read more
2.5 to 4 mm, about the size of a qtip. It feels about like getting your teeth cleaned - momentarily painful, but tolerable. Call your local ENT doctor.
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Had nasal endoscopy and drs said I had swollen turbinates. Can they tell the difference from this and a nasal poly?
Yes: The two different issues are as different as a car and a truck. Training lets them know what they are looking at. ...Read more
Helps the diagnosis: Nasal endoscopy helps in the diagnosis of sinus infections. It is not a treatment for infections. Infections are treated with antibiotics, mucus thinners, decongestants, saline sprays and occasionally steroid sprays. ...Read more
What can I do as a follow-up for Globus sensations, if I am still experiencing symptoms and ENT found nothing after nasal endoscopy?
Globus: Globus or "lump" sensation is often the result of sinus post nasal drainage and silent reflux. Smoking makes this worse also. Some other causes include Zenker's diverticulum, goiter, stress, neurological disorders. Your otolaryngologist will most likely place a flexible scope through you nose into the throat to assess. Evaluate further with persistent symptoms while treating possible causes. ...Read more
SINUSITIS: Yes nasal endoscopy can detect more subtle mucosal changes. You should irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex (mometasone) and finish a 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. I avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. ...Read more
Nasal endoscopy: It can look at the area from the nose to the back of the throat where you nasal passages (nasopharynx) meet your throat (pharynx). To see below that (into the esophagus) you would need an upper endoscopy. Something a GI doc would do. Nasal endoscopy done by ENT doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Ask MD who diagnosed: Throat mucous can be seen at many different levels in the throat and for many different reasons. The doctor who performed the endoscopy can probably clarify for you. For example, there can be mucous where the sinuses drain from problems such as allergies or sinusitis. There can be mucous lower in the throat (also visualized via a camera passed through the nose) from reflux or infection.... ...Read more
When is it better to get a sinus CT or a nasal endoscopy exam? Does one reveal more information? Are they used for different purposes?
Sinus exam: Unless you've had sinus surgery, the maxillary sinus openings are somewhat difficult to see with a scope. We can usually see the sphenoid sinus openings, but the remainder are not easily visualized routinely. Further, being able to see inside the sinuses is likewise not possible. Endoscopy helps us see polyps, infection, crusts, etc. Ct shows us what's in the sinuses. They're complimentary. ...Read more
Had nasal endoscopy yestrrday. Had to suck end of tube b4 inserted. Now can't stop sneezing. Feel like I have a cold. Cud this have caused infection?
Very Common: It is a common but annoying consequence of administering oxygen by nasal cannula. It helps if you use a saline nasal spray for lubrication and take benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth. It is also possible that you could have acquired a cold, since you were in a hospital but your complaints are well documented. ...Read more
Can still feel like something (lump/food) in my throat, although I've had a nasal endoscopy and they said there was just a bit of mucus build up?
LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. Discuss with your ent. ...Read more
Had nasal endoscopy now have sore throat and runny nose cold symptoms also had barium swallow could it have irritated my throat as have now infection?
Slightly stiff neck & base of spine with headache. Had a nasal endoscopy two days ago. As a child, had an aneurysm with a craniotomy (15 yrs. Ago).?
Stiff neck & headac: You need to see a neurologist ASAP or go to ER. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Nasal endoscopy culture positive for staph aureus with no white cells. ENT saw pus in sinuses. Could I have a bacterial infection without white cells?
What is recommended duration for repeating endoscopy in order to monitor esophogitis? Are there side effects of repeating endoscopy too often?
R/o Barrett's: The repeated EGD schedule for esophagitis to monitor for Barrett's esophagus, which is a precancerous condition. Depending on findings and biopsy results, this should be done anywhere from every 6 months to every 3 years. In experienced hands, this is considered a safe procedure. ...Read more
I have an endoscopy this month and am concerned about being "put under". What are the risks/side effects of general anesthesia. I've never had it.
Quite safe: In the setting of controlled environment, general anesthesia is extremely safe nowadays. Just make sure you go through the screening questions thoroughly with your anesthesiologist, so he/she knows your allergies, medical history, etc. ...Read more
Anesthesia-related,: Mostly. But can also cause bleeding or aspiration, potentially even perforation - but those usually ...Read more
I had a negative endoscopy done, but are there any risks or side effects of being on protonix (pantoprazole) long term?
Protonix (pantoprazole) S.E.'s: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it and other proton pump inhibitors can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap) including bone thinning ; risk of infection (like c.Difficile). ...Read more
What is it like to have an endoscopy? Side effects? Pain? Anything else I should know? It's an upper endoscopy.
Usually: You have mild sedation for the procedure and a numbing spray for the back of your throat. Otherwise you shouldn't feel anything. After, your throat may be a a little sore but you should not have any true pain especially if no biopsies were done. ...Read more
Dear sir, dose upper endoscopy have side effects. That is why some doctor says it has bad effect after 3 or 4 lab of procedure?
EGD side-effects.: Typical side-effects of an upper endoscopy would include sore or scratchy throat as the most common, since the scope can scrape the back of the throat during the procedure. This can be relieved by ice chips afterwards, since they can reduce the swelling in that area. Other less common occurrences include mild to more severe aspiration, especially if there is gastroparesis present. ...Read more
Flu mist: Not really. It's a lot like squirting saline in the nose. You get a little unusual taste, which goes away in a matter of minutes. Some people can have mild flu-like symptoms, but they are usually pretty mild if they get them at all. ...Read more