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Can you have a endoscopy procedure with a little cold and cough or would it be best to wait and do it at a different time?. I will be slightly sedated

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No fever?

If you are on the tail end of a mild cold, you should be OK.
We would be concerned about fever or a cough that is bringing up yellow or green sputum. If you feel as though you are getting sicker, though, definitely reschedule. You don't want to cause your system additional stress, or infect other patients and caregivers that you would be near.

In brief: No fever?

If you are on the tail end of a mild cold, you should be OK.
We would be concerned about fever or a cough that is bringing up yellow or green sputum. If you feel as though you are getting sicker, though, definitely reschedule. You don't want to cause your system additional stress, or infect other patients and caregivers that you would be near.
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Dr. Perry Milman
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is best to wait.

Since the upper endoscopy is an elective procedure, it would be best to wait until your cold and cough have resolved.
It is not worth risking the possibility of aspiration pneumonia or even bronchospasm. Have the procedure another day!

In brief: It is best to wait.

Since the upper endoscopy is an elective procedure, it would be best to wait until your cold and cough have resolved.
It is not worth risking the possibility of aspiration pneumonia or even bronchospasm. Have the procedure another day!
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Dr. Kausik Kar
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wait

Assuming it is an elective procedure, done under sedation or combination of sedation and Propofol anesthssia for colonoscopy, it would be safer when you do not have respiratory symptoms.

In brief: Wait

Assuming it is an elective procedure, done under sedation or combination of sedation and Propofol anesthssia for colonoscopy, it would be safer when you do not have respiratory symptoms.
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