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Hi everyone ... Well Iwent for my follow up a week after being diagnosed... He said my saturation went from 2 down to 1.. And is sending me for a biopsy on the 21 can anyone tell me does it hurt? will I be asleep?

Thanks ... I'm very afraid!!!!

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Hi everyone ... Well Iwent for my follow up a week after being diagnosed... He said my saturation went from 2 down to 1.. And is sending me for a biopsy on the 21 can anyone tell me does it hurt? will I be asleep?

Thanks ... I'm very afraid!!!!

Don't be afraid. They do not give you general anesthesia, just a sedative with something in it that makes you forget the whole procedure. You will be unaware of what is happening. The most you will experience will be perhaps (but not necessarily) a mild sore throat for a day and (unusually) some mild gastric distress. Again, I say unusually, because most people have none.

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Don't be afraid. They do not give you general anesthesia, just a sedative with something in it that makes you forget the whole procedure. You will be unaware of what is happening. The most you will experience will be perhaps (but not necessarily) a mild sore throat for a day and (unusually) some mild gastric distress. Again, I say unusually, because most people have none.

I recently had my endoscopy done and from what I had heard it was a very easy procedure to endure. Unfortunately for myself I did not have the greatest experience.

I had always heard that you were sedated, however I barely was as I was awake and watched (and felt) the whole thing. If you are not fully sedated you do wretch and it is quite uncomfortable as your body is not accepting this foreign item being shoved down your throat. My throat was sore for a couple of days as the endoscope rests on it and makes it sore. I just had slurpies and cough drops and the pain subsided. All in all not the greatest thing of course but it is definitely easier than the other end. I hope this helps a bit as I wish I had been better prepared.

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I had no problem. The worst part was the anticipation. Bring someone with you to ask questions or to listen for you. Although awake, I could not remember anything what was said, after the procedure.

And you certainly need a ride home.

The biopsy should be pain free, there are very little nerves in your intestinal lining.

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