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Today i went for my first gastroscopy (camera down throat to check stomach, duodenum and oeasophagus).
Before i went i was terrified, wasnt even going to go after reading some of the horror stories online.
I opted for no sedation - just throat spray because i hate hospitals and just wanted to get home.
Honestly... Im a very soft person when it comes to anything like this but im shocked i was even worried about it. It literally took 3 minutes (including biopsys) and i had no pain whatsoever.
When the camera went in i gagged once, which when i focused on my breathing like the nurses said went away - in total it lasted maybe 4 seconds. Other than that it was fine, i felt the air get blown in but it didnt hurt just made me feel windy, The biopsys are completely painless, i just heard the button make the noise that it was taking a biopsy.
The only reason im writing this is because if im honest im annoyed. If people had a bad experience (which i find quite hard to believe) then keep it to yourself, when someone is worried about it it doesnt help by telling them ''I'd rather die than go through that again''
Sooooo.... for anyone going for one who is worried and planning sedation i would recommend that you go against and just have the throat spray. It honestly is nothing to worry about. If i can do it, Anyone can.
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