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How long could I be out of work after a bronchoscopy and how will I feel afterwards?

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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

You would probably just be out of work the day of the procedure.
You should be fine to return to work the following day as long as there are no complications during the procedure

In brief: See below

You would probably just be out of work the day of the procedure.
You should be fine to return to work the following day as long as there are no complications during the procedure
Dr. Michael Sanders
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Dr. Peter Hahn
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on what is actually performed.
For most flexible bronchoscopies with or without biopsies you should be able to return to work the next day. Some degree of sore throat is possible. Overall most patients recover very quickly from a bronchoscopy and usually don't even remember the actual procedure.

In brief: Depends

Depends on what is actually performed.
For most flexible bronchoscopies with or without biopsies you should be able to return to work the next day. Some degree of sore throat is possible. Overall most patients recover very quickly from a bronchoscopy and usually don't even remember the actual procedure.
Dr. Peter Hahn
Dr. Peter Hahn
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

When conscious sedation is used for. Bronchoscopy you should be able to return to normal activities the same day.
You should not miss any work other than the day of the procedure.

In brief: None

When conscious sedation is used for. Bronchoscopy you should be able to return to normal activities the same day.
You should not miss any work other than the day of the procedure.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: None

Agree with dr. Milstone.
Barring complications, other than the day of procedure, you should not require any additional absence from work. This includes both flexible and rigid bronchoscopy with or without biopsies (endobronchial and flouro guided, ebus guided, em-nav guided transbronchial biopsies).

In brief: None

Agree with dr. Milstone.
Barring complications, other than the day of procedure, you should not require any additional absence from work. This includes both flexible and rigid bronchoscopy with or without biopsies (endobronchial and flouro guided, ebus guided, em-nav guided transbronchial biopsies).
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