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Going in this week for a bronchoscopy with biopsy. Does this hurt?

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Dr. Peter Hahn
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

When we perform flexible bronchoscopy we administer IV sedation and pain medications.
We also use local numbing agents to make the procedure more comfortable. Despite taking multiple biopsies, almost all patient report no pain or discomfort. In fact, they do not remember the procedure due to some of the anxiolytics that they receive. Some mild local throat irritation may occur for 24-48 hour.

In brief: No

When we perform flexible bronchoscopy we administer IV sedation and pain medications.
We also use local numbing agents to make the procedure more comfortable. Despite taking multiple biopsies, almost all patient report no pain or discomfort. In fact, they do not remember the procedure due to some of the anxiolytics that they receive. Some mild local throat irritation may occur for 24-48 hour.
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