How Do You Stay Calm During An Endoscopy?

Should I be nervous about an endoscopy?

It’s normal to be nervous before your endoscopy but knowing what to expect can help you feel more comfortable during the procedure.

Your doctor will give you detailed instructions on what to do, and what not to do, during that period leading up to your procedure..

What should you not do before an endoscopy?

You will need to stop drinking and eating four to eight hours before your endoscopy to ensure your stomach is empty for the procedure. Stop taking certain medications. You will need to stop taking certain blood-thinning medications in the days before your endoscopy.

Can you stay awake during endoscopy?

You will be awake during the procedure. But you will take medicine to relax you (a sedative) before the test. Someone will have to drive you home afterward. Follow any other instructions your provider gives you to get ready.

What can go wrong in an endoscopy?

Endoscopies very rarely result in serious injury. Potential risks include bleeding at the tissue or polyp removal sight, infection, side-effects from the sedation administered before the procedure, and perforation of the stomach wall or other site.

What happens if you cough during an endoscopy?

Coughing or vomiting during the endoscopic procedure resulted in a 156.12-fold increased risk of respiratory complications (95% CI: 67.44 – 361.40) and 520.87-fold increased risk of requiring antibiotic treatment (95% CI: 178.01 – 1524.05).

Can you eat after endoscopy?

Over the next 24-48 hours, eat small meals consisting of soft, easily-digestible foods like soups, eggs, juices, pudding, applesauce, etc. You should also avoid consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours after your procedure. When you feel like you’re “back to normal,” you may resume your normal diet.

Are you asleep for colonoscopy?

During your colonoscopy, you’ll lie on your left side on an exam table. You’ll get sedatives through an IV in your arm, and you’ll go to sleep. During the procedure, the doctor puts a tube-like instrument called a colonoscope into your rectum.

How long does it take to recover from an endoscopy?

to rest at home for the rest of the day. bloating or nausea for a short time after the procedure. a sore throat for 1 to 2 days. to go back to your normal diet once your swallowing returns to normal.

Can you choke during an endoscopy?

The endoscope camera is very slim and slippery and will slide pass the throat into the food pipe (oesophagus) easily without any blockage to the airways or choking. There is no obstruction to breathing during the procedure, and patients breathe normally throughout the examination.

How long does an endoscopy take with sedation?

Taking slow, deep breaths through your nose will help you relax. Many people fall asleep. An upper endoscopy usually takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. When the procedure is over, the doctor will gently remove the endoscope.

Can an endoscopy damage your throat?

In general, an EGD is a safe procedure. There’s a very slight risk that the endoscope will cause a small hole in your esophagus, stomach, or small intestine. If a biopsy is performed, there’s also a small risk of prolonged bleeding from the site where the tissue was taken.

Can you vomit during an endoscopy?

Bleeding may also happen from the test or if a tissue sample (biopsy) is taken. But the bleeding usually stops on its own without treatment. If you vomit during the test and some of the vomit enters your lungs, aspiration pneumonia is a possible risk.