After endoscopy

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So I am scheduled to have an endoscopy done on Friday. I have read all the bad things that happen after having the procedure. How often do you have really bad symptoms? Bad gas, bloating, abdominal pain, etc after the procedure.

I am really tempted to call off having it done right now. The pain that I have is not daily and doesn't last long. It is something that I can live with and wait out a few months if need be. Thanks!

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    I have had so many endoscopies over the years. There's absolutely nothing to worry about. The worst is burping (quite natural) from them pumping air into your stomach for the examination. And you may experience a slight sore throat.

    But do have the scope for peace of mind. It will let the doctors see what is going on so they can help you appropriately. For instance, you may have Barrett's Oesophagus which they need to know about so they can keep tabs on you to make sure it doesn't mutate to cancer.

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    Hey jamie

    I just had one right now and you dont get no symptoms after trust me i was soo scared that when i went in this morning too the room they were getting me ready my heart pulse rate was 130 and that was for nothing cause u dont feel absolutely anything

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    I agree with what's been said. I had one a few months ago and was pretty anxious about it but it was over so quickly and had very minimal symptoms afterwards. I chose to not have sedation because I dislike needles and this meant I was fully awake through the whole thing. The most unpleasant part was when the tube went down my throat and I started gagging. I didn't feel like I had any control over it but the nurse (I think) just got me to focus on breathing and I got it under control. I had some biopsies taken and feeling the tug of that was really unpleasant. But it was over in minutes and a short time later I was out home and back to normal. I didn't feel any gastro discomfort after, all that I noticed was a slightly raspy throat but it went really quickly, like a few hours. The main problem was hunger and thirst! Ha ha!

    If I ever needed another one I would not be nervous at all but I would get sedation. There's no need to be alert and from what I saw the people who had taken sedation all looked really really happy! It wears of really quickly and you'll still be back to normal in a few hours.

    You really have absolutely nothing to worrying about and if you are worried, just get the sedation and you'll be mine the wiser.

    Good luck with it.

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    Thank you all for your quick responses. I guess I will continue to have my procedure done on this Friday. I plan on having the sedative given to me as well as the throat spray. I hope that it goes as seamless as what you have said.
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