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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 the years.
I opted both times for trans-nasal as I was told by the Doctor it was easier. You do not have the choice to be sedated for this. On both occasions I found it pretty uncomfortable. Trans-nasal is supposed to stop you gagging, however both times as the tube went down, I wretched at least once.
I am due a 3rd appointment for monitoring purposes but I've cancelled it 3 times as I just can't face it.
I've spoken to my Doctor as I wanted it done while asleep, however they said they only really do this as a last resort in a serious situation. They advised that in my situation they would advise having it done orally with sedation.
What is everyone's experiences with this? Has anyone had both methods and which did they prefer? Some people who have sedation can't remember anything and that is what I'd like.
The things I didn't like about the nasal route was the times I wretched, but also felt like I had a garden hose in the back of my throat and it was pretty uncomfortable but I did it because I had to.
Any advice would be much appreciated as I can't avoid this forever and will need to make some sort of decision.
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