Pain after endoscopy, do I need to see a doctor ??

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thank you to all the positive comments on my last post, the endoscopy went well and i barely remember anything that happened

after i came out from the camera, i had some mild chest pains on my left side. i sometimes get this kind of pain when i wake up and it goes quite quickly but it's not going this time. i also feel slightly uncomfortable in my stomach and just eugh

people said it's likely i'll only have a sore throat after the endoscopy but these other symptoms are worrying me a bit

i don't really want to go to the doctors for something that isn't anything ?? especially as my doctors think i have some sort of health anxiety, so i'm not sure what to do

i feel quite uncomfortable but it has only been about 3-4 hours since my endoscopy 

any advice and reassurance would be nice, thank you

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    some extra info but about half an hour ago i started getting pains in my upper stomach, if i swallow too much water it feels painful too but i'm wondering if it's just trapped wind because of the air they blow into you?

    the doctors didn't mention that i would experience this pain though so i'm not sure, it's worse when i walk around

    thank you

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    It is normal,to feel the symptoms you describe. In a few days it will gradually clear up.min yhe mean Tim it's very uncomfortable and try some tea with honey and I liked a throat spray for sore throats with numbing agent included. Many over the counter sprays. Also eat soft foods for a day or two. 

    Take it it easy and I remember I lived on jello and icecream . At least I had a good excuse to eat icecream for a few days! 

     

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      maybe that was my mistake aha, the nurse said i could eat and drink anything so i binge ate crisps and crackers aha, do you think it would have caused me any harm ?? i'm noticing the pain when swallowing drinks is more around the heart area so i'm not sure what's wrong there, perhaps heartburn ?? thank you for the reply

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      My nurse did not tell me anything afterwards and I just ate normally and felt physically fine. As I said, my problem was more mental health related.
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    The air they pump in could be causing some of your problems such as a feeling of trapped wind.  This is quite common. If your pain gets worse in the next few days, see a doctor. The doctor should have warned you of the side effects. I would ask why you were not made aware of what to expect afterwards.  The pain may be because you had biopsies taken or something has been disturbed.

    I did not have the pains you described; only a mild rough throat and the procedure went well at the time at least from the specialist’s point of view. I had no biopsies taken and I remembered everything about the endoscopy.  However, my problems began within twenty four hours with severe depression from the sedation and it took me three weeks to recover from it. I was not warned about this side effect or any other problem either.  

    Had I been warned, I would have opted for the throat spray or not had the procedure at all.  When I flagged the problem of depression, the specialist played it down!  I was a university student at the time and going to my classes really helped me through my depression and kept me busy.

    I was not told about what kind of sedation I would be given either, which would have been helpful because I am hyper sensitive to all sorts of procedures and types of sedation.

    By chance, a leaflet came throgh the post months after my procedure among other junk mail that described the type of sedation I had been given and detailed exactly the depression symptoms I had experienced.   At least I know now to detail all my sensitivities to medications and procedures any time I see my doctor or dentist.

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