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Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Also known as Endoscopy, Gastroscopy

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  • Results!

    Hey there!  I saw the surgeon today for my results and he was mainly focused on the inflammation of my stomach.  He gave me the pathology results to take home and I'm concerned about one of the biopsies list, can someone shed light on this as google can't! The small bowel mucosa shows...

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  • Pain after endoscopy? Chest pain, discomfort swallowing

    I had EGD yesterday with sedation. Felt pretty much fine yesterday, minus a little chest discomfort when breathing in deep. Today I've had no appetite and have discomfort swallowing, and a persistent discomfort in my chest. Waiting for call back from doctor. In meantime, reading about perforation...

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  • Endoscopy NO Sedation

    Hello, Had my first endoscopy a few days ago (I suffer from panic disorder) and was scared stiff of having it done the night before i was due to have it done i was thinking of not going. As was going to have it with sedation but have read alot of horror stories on the internet about people gagging,...

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  • Scared of endoscopy

    I m getting this done next week I m scared I don’t want to get it done but I the same time I do want to find out what’s wrong with my stomach I know they will put me to sleep I m scared of no waking up I don’t know my ocd anxiety make think the worse all the time I have allergies and non allergies...

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  • Upper Endoscopy Without Sedation

    Hi all, Just wanted to share my experience of having an endoscopy without sedation yesterday (I'm from the US where sedation is highly pushed on you).  Hopefully, this will allow others to not be afraid! I am a 26 year old male who lives in California.  Relatively healthy, though I'm...

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  • Help, Endoscopy results, i'm scared

    Yesterday I had an Upper Endoscopy and although the consultant talked to me, I can't really remember what he told me as i was still under sedation. This is my Gastroscopy Report: -Oesophageal biopsies taken to rule out eosinophilic oesophagitis -Fundal gastric polyp also biopsied -CLO negative I'm...

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  • Results!

    Hey there!  I saw the surgeon today for my results and he was mainly focused on the inflammation of my stomach.  He gave me the pathology results to take home and I'm concerned about one of the biopsies list, can someone shed light on this as google can't! The small bowel mucosa shows...

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  • Endoscopy Experiences

    Hi everyone I am due to ha an upper Endoscopy in 3 weeks time and would like some reviews on experiences to calm my nerves. I am having sedation due to being scared but reading some of the reviews about being aware and struggling against it has made me worse, can anyone who has recently had this done...

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  • Chest pain after endoscopy?

    I had an endoscopy (upper) for the first time this morning. Very uncomfortable experience (had throat spray only) but managed to get through it feeling okay. Almost 12 hours later now and I’ve had a pretty blunt pain in my chest for most of it - pretty much right in the middle of my chest. It’s not...

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  • Endoscopy results I.dont understand them help please

    Hi I recently had I gastroscopy and had 9 biopsies taken I got a brief report of what them found but don't understand it. If anyone could help I would be greatful Site a --- single or isolated erosion oval or linear but effecting only 1 longitudinal fold Site c----- 3xbiopsy Site d ----- pylori...

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  • Upper endoscopy (EGD) Has anyone else had this back pain?

    Hi, I've been suffering from sudden heart burn, intense globus sensation and havn't been able to eat well without the feeling of food being stuck since early May. I was finally refered to have an Upper GI. Yesterday I had the upper EGD. Was brought into the preproom, had to put on a gown and...

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  • Help! Endoscopy in a ew days!

    I have been scheduled for an endoscopy in a few days time and opted for the sedation as i am severely agoraphobic and terrified of the procedure. Can any one tell me their story of being under sedation and having this procedure done? Do you fell asleep? I’m sure they give me both the spray and the sedative...

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  • Had a endoscopy 7 days ago concerned

    Hi my name is Eugenia i want to know if anyone can help me please, i had an endoscopy they took a biopsy so itss been a few days already but i feel like therea something wrong its my first endoscopy ever so i dont know what to think or what is going on in my stomach ! Has anyone been through this or...

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  • Petrified

    I am due to have my forth Gastroscopy tomorrow...I don't suffer these things well..always opted for sedation. Last one the sedation had not taken effect before they were ramming the tube down my throat...swallow I kept getting told...please tell me how u can swallow a tube the size of your thumb....

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  • Endoscope - no sedation, no worries

    Just wanted to add my own experience to the pile for anyone that's never had one and especially if you're terrified.  Firstly - you're doing a great job by researching the procedure and your options!  I was stunned by the nurses today when they told me most people don't know...

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  • Upper Endoscopy WITHOUT sedation UK

    Today I had a endoscopy done without sedation- after reading online weather to get sedated or not it was a 50/50 choice for me as I was in two minds and after deciding what I wanted to do I decided in my head I didn’t want to be sedated.reason being is I wanted to be fully aware of what was going on...

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  • Upper Endoscopy positive experience

    This morning I had my very 1st upper endoscopy procedure. Yesterday afternoon a GI doctor stated I would need one to confirm gallbladder issues. Recently before that, I had an ultrasound and CT scan showing gallstones. My endoscopy was done in Gladstone, Missouri. The staff were really nice and very...

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  • Upper back pain after gastroscopy

    I had a gastroscopy 3 weeks ago as I have acid reflux which causes me ongoing heartburn and pain in the chest. However ever since I have had this test, which caused me to wretch terribly , I’ve had pain in between my shoulder blades which hurts when I cough or sneeze. I’m wondering if because I was wreching...

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  • Oral (With sedation) v Trans-nasal endoscopy

    Hi everyone, I have 2 endoscopies in the last 1.5 years.  This was due to reflex issues and I was diagnosed with  a hiatus hernia, an ulcer and barrett's.  The ulcer has cleared up and my barrett's they were very happy with, however it's likely this will need monitored over...

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  • Endocospy results - anyone had something similar?

    Good afternoon all, First post to the forum! Fow a few years now, I’ve had occasional upper stomach pain which often occurred at night time and on several occassions, these pains were so severe that I ended up in A&E. 4th Feb I had an Endoscopy (without sedation - which I would recommend to anyone...

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  • Upper gastroscopy without sedation - it was ok!

    I had an upper gastroscopy today (UK) without sedation and just wanted to share my experience. I opted just for the numbing spray as I don't like needles or the feeling of being sedated and I had no choice but to drive myself home anyway! I was a bit nervous but I thought it couldn't be any worse...

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  • Endoscopy Gastroscopy Without Sedation

    Hi All, I have been suffering with stomach issues for a little over 3 months and today was the day for my endoscope. I have a BIG fear of being put to sleep so I decided to do it without sedation. I got there, they didn't put any IV line in but they checked my blood pressure (which was apparently...

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  • Gastroscopy Experience

    Yesterday I had my Gastroscopy, that turned out to be horrific.  I decided to have the throat spray, but what a mistake. I wretched constantly and even managed to be sick at one point. My report mentions severe reaction to the procedure. Still feeling totally shaken up by the experience.  I...

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  • Endoscopy for excessive nausea

    Hi, I have had terrible nausea and fatigue for almost 5 months now. I have been to countless amount of doctors and none know what is wrong. One doctor said it could be mono but i never had throat issues. Anyways, I have an endoscopy in a week and I am terrified of throwing up/being nauseous during the...

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  • Endoscope/Colonoscopy

    Has anyone had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done at the same time? I've never had a endoscopy done in my life and I am 59, am getting yearly colonscopies done due to reoccuring polyps. I know if I were to ask my gasternologist he would probably say to have them done seperately since having them done...

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  • endoscopy but im terrified

    Hi everyone ive had acid reflux for about 5/6 years now and have been take omeprazole for this time and  my GP has refered me for a endoscopy 3 times and i have cancelled all 3 times as im to scared to go, i have really bad anxiety and have trouble going in hospitals as it is let alone going to...

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  • Unbearable throat after endoscopy

    I just had an upper endoscopy (EGD) with some biopsies. When I woke up I felt fine, even after I got home about 2 hours after the procedure. However, I tried to drink a green juice my mother made me that contained (green apples, cucumbers, carrots, and parsley) and only managed to take a big gulp before...

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  • Struggling to breathe

    I've been experiencing losing my voice when I talk. I'm noticing it happens a lot after I eat, or when I'm in motion. Feels like when I talk , I can't breathe, so the words don't come out. Always feels like I am trying to catch my breath. I have pain in my upper back, left and right....

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  • Shooting pains in oesophagus - what are they?

    I had a gastroscopy in December 2017 and was diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and scarring on the lower oesophagus due to severe heartburn and reflux. I am now taking Omeprazole which is really helping. However, I keep getting sharp stabbing pains in my lower oesophagus. It lasts for a maximum of only...

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  • Had upper gi endoscopy yesterday, a lot of chest pains now

    I had an upper gi endoscopy yesterday. They took 3 biopsies and stretched my esophagus. Thy did find that I have two spots of erosion in my stomach lining. But last night and today I am having a lot of pain in my chest. A little throat pain too but the chest pain is absolutely horrible. Very nauseous...

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  • 2 Varied Experiences with Endoscopies - They were both ok

    26 year old male. History of GERD. Went on Patient.info and read the horror stories on this site.  2016 - First endoscopy. Have a strong anxiety disorder. given 15 throat sprays (made me retch but no big deal). 4mg sedation. No struggles whatsoever, no recollection of the experience, no throat...

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  • Severe abdo pains

    I have had severe abdo pains for about 3 years now after I got sterilized I have been admitted to hospital many times I have had every scan u can think of even 2 endoscopy but all thy do is give me enternox in the ambulance and morphine in the hospital and then I get discharged I also get sulphur burps...

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  • Stomach pain after endoscopy

    Hi everyone, I had an endoscopy 6 days ago. The night of the procedure I experienced a lot of stomach discomfort. I would describe it similar to the pain you get from trapped gas. However it has persisted for 4 days then began to disappear. Then last night it came back and I have had it all day. It...

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