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I am scheduled to have an Upper GI endoscopy this Friday. When it was originally referred my doctors gave me no information at all about it. I have spoken to them since specifically about it but they aren't very helpful so I was hoping somebody that has had the procedure done could give me some insight on a few things.
How long, on average does it take?
Do you have to stay for a bit afterwards, or can you leave right away?
Are you allowed to wear your own clothes?
What are the side effects of the sedatives and how long do they tend to last? Nobody apart from my boyfriend knows I am having this done and I'd like to keep it this way, so I am hoping I won't be "out of it" and will be straight back to normal afterwards.
Are you allowed to be accompanied by someone?
My boyfriend is taking me to the appointment. If they sedate me and I fall asleep during the procedure, will they go and get my boyfriend before they wake me up? I have bad reactions to being woken up by other people and wouldn't want to wake up alone as I have never had a procedure like this done or a sedative and don't know how I will be feeling.
I'm not allowed to eat for 6 hours prior, so how long do you think it will take before I can eat afterwards?
Sorry for all the questions, I appreciate there are a lot so any info you can give for any of these will be greatly appreciated to put me at ease. [Smile]
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