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Old 05-17-2009, 09:12 AM
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Endoscopy

I have to go into hospital for the afternoon on Friday to have an endoscopy done, (small camera passed down my throat into the stomach)

I am being given the choice to have a local throat spray anaesthetic or sedation. I am thinking more on the lines of the throat spray.

I am just wondering if anyone else has had one and what choice of anaesthetic you chose to have and was it all ok?
I am feeling a little apprehensive.
They are doing it because my GP seems to think either my liver or my pancreas isn't working properly.

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Old 05-17-2009, 01:32 PM
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My friend just had this done 2 weeks ago nd she had the spray...they gave her a sedative..I believe valium or ativan to calm her and she said it was fine...no adverse effects...quick and painless.....

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Old 05-17-2009, 01:47 PM
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Thank you Debbie for that..
I am hoping just to have the spray so I aren't too groggy after.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:12 PM
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Ohhh my
The nerves have kicked in. I really don't like hospitals and trying to distract myself. I am dreading it now
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:34 AM
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HUGS!! My dad has had it done both ways. I would suggest a local. Much easier than a general.

My dd had the camera look at her throat yesterday. She couldn't have anything. She did great. Doesn't have her voice back yet but it will come back.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:11 AM
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I have had Endoscopy about 5 yrs ago now had sedation and was not groggy at all when I left hosp. I don't think I would do well with the spray.
Got to have another one as well as Colonoscopy once I am well enough from the hip replacement
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:55 PM
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I had 2 of these done last year and they both were done w a spray and local...felt a warm sensation in my mouth afterwards...
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the support

I had it done, had just the spray and was ok other than a ore throat.
They said that there was something that wasn't quite right and took 3 lots of biopsy's. I am just waiting for an appointment date for the consultant now at the hospital to see the results.

I am glad it is over now.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:36 PM
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I hope the biopsies come out in your favor. I did not have a sore throat after mine I was "asleep" during mine don't remember a thing
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:11 AM
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Madmum I just had one done on Monday...i had the spray and had a bit of a panic attack just because I am a mouth breather so found it hard not to be able to feel my throat....did okay in the end though.....they also took some biopsies so i go back in 3 weeks to get the results....after mine they sedated me because I also had to have a colonoscopy....I was pretty sick later in the day due to the sedative...made me very nauseous Also my gag reflex did not come back for almost 7 hours so no food or drink till then....freezing seems to work really well in me....they probably don't need as much as they use....


Hope you get some good news when you get your results

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