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Bronchoscopy--any pain form it?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO
a bronchoscopy itself should not be painful.
Your throat can be a little sore for a day or two afterwards.

In brief: NO
a bronchoscopy itself should not be painful.
Your throat can be a little sore for a day or two afterwards.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not usually
As noted, most people tolerate this procedure well and do not recall the procedure.
Often, patients will mostly complain of cough and/or sore throat.

In brief: Not usually
As noted, most people tolerate this procedure well and do not recall the procedure.
Often, patients will mostly complain of cough and/or sore throat.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not usually
Today most bronchoscopies are done with topical anesthesia and under moderate sedation (drugs that make a person very groggy but do not completely knock them out).
Frequently there is some coughing but most people tolerate this procedure well and some do not remember the procedure afterward at all - "ready to go doc" after it is over is not an uncommon outcome.

In brief: Not usually
Today most bronchoscopies are done with topical anesthesia and under moderate sedation (drugs that make a person very groggy but do not completely knock them out).
Frequently there is some coughing but most people tolerate this procedure well and some do not remember the procedure afterward at all - "ready to go doc" after it is over is not an uncommon outcome.
Dr. Asaf Presente
Dr. Asaf Presente
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