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Decided To Get An Endoscopy- Is It Scary?

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Im afraid of being awake and having that tube shoved down my throat - am i gonna gag and vomit or dry heave? should i be put to sleep?

ive been off gluten for a while but my GI still thinks he can get some idea of whats going on inside..he doubts my intestine has healed completely so he may be able to see some residual damage

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No, the endoscopy is not a scary procedure at all, only the thought of it is scary. You will be medicated (sedated with a drug that will make you forget the procedure entirely) and will have no consciousness of what is happening. Usually, the only after effect you are likely to experience is perhaps a mild sore throat for a day and most don't even have that. Don't be afraid of it.

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I have had two endoscopies as an adult and had NO problems at all!

The first one I didn't feel a thing, although for the second I did start to wake up as they were pulling the tube which was rather freaky but not at all painful.

Really, it will be fine and if I had to have another one tomorrow I would be fine with it!

The one "funny" is that be careful who is your designated driver because you will be goofy from the sedation and you never know what you may say!!! :lol: You may just "spill the beans" on something you'd rather not! :o

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The upper endoscopy is a breeze. You'll be asleep the whole time. I was worried too & I keep asking the nurses & doctors to make sure I'm asleep. I'm so glad I went through with the procedure. I just had it done two months ago. That's when they found the celiac & now I know what's wrong & can heal with the gluten free diet. Now my doctor wants to do another one with the Bravo study since I'm still having acid reflux. I think my small intestines are pretty damaged & it's taking a while for me to heal. I probably had celiac for years.

At least you'll know for sure what's going on & it will give them more information. And the drugs are Real Good!

I did have a little sore throat that day, but it was no big deal. Really. Don't be afraid -You'll be fine! :)

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The new drugs they use now are fantastic. You won't mind at all. I was worried because I always was vomiting after being put to sleep for surgery. I'd just had eye surgery in Sept, awake but drugged, it was great. Didn't mind a bit.

I know I was asleep during my colonoscopy but I do not remember anything except arriving at the hospital. Same with my dh, he wanted to go shopping after having his done. He doesn't remember it at all.

Took a friend for her endoscopy. She'd had one about 10 years ago that ended up not being finished and with her admitted into the hospital because she'd gotten so upset and couldn't breathe. Of course she was highly upset to have another one. She sailed through it without one problem. All because of the new drugs.You'll love it.

You can do this. Besure to report back how it went and the results.

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No prep ('cept no eating after like 11 pm...) UNLIKE a colonoscopy... they put you into a really nice sleep... heated hospital blankets... that test was one of the best I've ever had!!

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I have had it done twice; no worries. I was sedated and have no memory of the actual procedure and there were no aftereffects other than wooziness from the sedative for a few hours.

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I echo everyone here in their experience to the endoscopy - no problem whatsoever. And the good news is, once its done, its done, and you can move on to recovery.

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My daughter was 10 when she had hers (three years ago) when we got home she called her girlfriends and told them the only thing she did not like about the test was they left her gown open in the front and she was mortified, modesty sure kicks in at a early age LOL. You will be fine. Let us know.

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