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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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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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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