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Burning In Chest After Egd

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I had my EGD/biopsy yesterday and have had a burning feeling in my chest and stomach ever since -- is this normal after the procedure or should I be concerned? They warned me about a sore throat which I do have, but not about the "heartburn" feeling -- figured it's just from the scope going in/out, but wanted to ask those who have had it done if you recall this feeling too?

Thanks so much! :)

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I had that also, in my case it was because they glutened me during the procedure. If it is severe you should call your doctor and let him know about it. If you can take pepto bismal (name brand) I took that and it helped a lot.

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thanks for the reply! i am starting to feel a little better, but still have some discomfort and lightheaded -- i will have to try the pepto bismol!

Thanks again!! :)

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I had my EGD/biopsy yesterday and have had a burning feeling in my chest and stomach ever since -- is this normal after the procedure or should I be concerned? They warned me about a sore throat which I do have, but not about the "heartburn" feeling -- figured it's just from the scope going in/out, but wanted to ask those who have had it done if you recall this feeling too?

Thanks so much! :)

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I work closely with a gastroenterologist and recover many EGD patients. I have never heard of this. Did you have any tests performed wil being scoped? ie. biopsy?

I also did not know that gluten could be introduced during the procedure.

I would indeed check this out. If not with the Dr. who did it, then with your family Dr.

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Hi

I work closely with a gastroenterologist and recover many EGD patients. I have never heard of this. Did you have any tests performed wil being scoped? ie. biopsy?

I also did not know that gluten could be introduced during the procedure.

I would indeed check this out. If not with the Dr. who did it, then with your family Dr.

thanks for the reply -- yes -- i had a biopsy done as well -- i think i am going to give them a call tommorrow b/c it is not getting any better -- i tried peptol and that didn't do much and i have been getting very dizzy (actually feels like i'm drunk) and nauseaus, hot sweats, etc.

thanks again for your concern!

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thanks for the reply -- yes -- i had a biopsy done as well -- i think i am going to give them a call tommorrow b/c it is not getting any better -- i tried peptol and that didn't do much and i have been getting very dizzy (actually feels like i'm drunk) and nauseaus, hot sweats, etc.

thanks again for your concern!

How are you doing? I hope you got to the doctor okay and that you have improved.

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How are you doing? I hope you got to the doctor okay and that you have improved.

Hey -- thanks for asking! :)

I'm doing slightly better -- my GI doctor blew me off so I went to my primary doctor who ran some tests and checked me out -- she thinks I just have a very sensitive system and possibly also have GERD -- I'm on some zantac which seems to help somewhat -- I'm still in quite a lot of pain, but have started using some of my old pain killers from when I hurt my back a while ago and they have helped out a lot. I think I'm probably just inflamed in there. Still feeling dizzy, not sure what that's about. My doc thinks it's just b/c i've not been feeling very good -- she was so nice and showed so much concern for my well-being. I was very upset when my GI doc told me it couldn't possibly have anything to do w/ the procedure (even though I didn't have any problems like this prior to the procedure, but did so immediately after). He may have lost me as a patient. Anyways -- I'm really rambling!!

Thanks again for your concern!! I'm still waiting on my biopsy results -- I've decided I'm going gluten-free no matter! :)

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My daughter's only symptom of Celiac was GERD that was better but not gone with medication. After her scope, even though she was on Prevacid at the time, she had a lot of reflux (regurgitation for her) for a couple of hours. She had another procedure about three weeks later where she had to eat eggs with a radioactive dye and they scanned her tummy every minute to watch how fast her stomach emptied. She had a lot of reflux after that procedure as well. I don't know if her system was aggravated by what they did or if it was stress - she was pretty nervous both times but was a real trooper. She bounced back quickly both times but that may have been because she was already on something for the acid.

About two years ago, I was having trouble with acid reflux and of course I let it get to the point where my chest was constantly burning. My doc had me on over the counter Zantac, but at twice the dose. I bring this up because although I saw some improvement right away, it took awhile before it was gone even with the double dose. And it took months to wean all the way off of it - but like I said, I waited too long to see the doc in the first place. Just wanted to let you know what my experience has been so you give the Zantac a chance to kick in.

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About two years ago, I was having trouble with acid reflux and of course I let it get to the point where my chest was constantly burning. My doc had me on over the counter Zantac, but at twice the dose. I bring this up because although I saw some improvement right away, it took awhile before it was gone even with the double dose. And it took months to wean all the way off of it - but like I said, I waited too long to see the doc in the first place. Just wanted to let you know what my experience has been so you give the Zantac a chance to kick in.

Thanks for your reply!

I am also at 150 mg dose (which I think is double the OTC dose) twice a day -- it definitely has improved things already in the couple days I have been on it and I definitely plan on staying w/ it. I have a fairly physical job and I think that I just aggravated things today and I needed some relief which is why I decided to take the pain meds -- it definitely helped! :)

I have read that a lot of people w/ Celiac seem to be affected w/ GERD as well, like your daughter. She sounds like a strong girl! I know I was nervous w/ my test as well.

Thanks for sharing your experience!!! :D

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