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Endoscopy - September 28th 2017, 09:40 AM

Sooooo next month, on the spookiest day of the month the 31st of October. I'm having an endoscopy exam done and I'm super anxious and scared. Has anyone had it done? What do they do? How is it done?

I've been on the waiting list for 2 years and yesssssh I'm very anxious


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Re: Endoscopy - September 28th 2017, 09:48 AM

is that for the butt or for the tummy?

I've had them both. Easy. I just had to show up. they did the rest. hardest part was waiting.

they gave me some medicine so I felt very little.

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Re: Endoscopy - September 28th 2017, 10:19 AM

The stomach.

Did they find anything for you?


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Re: Endoscopy - September 28th 2017, 02:05 PM

I have had them twice. It's common for them to put people in my country to sleep for the procedure but you aren't out long.

The procedure is over relatively fast and the last time I had it the medication they used didn't put me to sleep so I was up for the entire thing. Even that wasn't a huge deal. It didn't hurt or anything. I suppose it was kind of uncomfortable but it is over so fast that I didn't really have time to think about it. If your doctor will be putting you to sleep; it is very uncommon for it to not work (don't want you to be scared with some horror story).

I think the most frustrating part was having to wait to get it done. They call you back to a room and they take your vitals and get you prepared for the procedure. This can take ages and if a person is a bit anxious about the procedure it can be a long wait. However, the actual procedure was quick and went smooth.

They did not find anything abnormal when they did mine. The doctor said that everything looked good. But, I know people who have been helped out immensely by getting an endoscopy.


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Re: Endoscopy - October 1st 2017, 08:01 AM

Didn't find anything. But it made the other doctor more comfortable knowing there wasn't anything seriously wrong and he then prescribed medication which took care of the burning problem I was having.

Practice waiting. Or bring a book, or game or something. The waiting is so, yea, just sitting here waiting, waiting, guess doctors are busy, and they don't hire clowns to entertain me while I'm waiting because my insurance doesn't cover clowns. <wink> ha ha...
   
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Re: Endoscopy - October 1st 2017, 04:52 PM

They put me under with propofol. Best. Sleep. Ever. I woke up and asked what year it was lol.


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Re: Endoscopy - October 4th 2017, 07:35 PM

I've had a normal endoscopy done and one done with dye called an ERCP. The normal endoscopy was a breeze, they put me out for all of it except the beginning where they had to prep me. Prep was a breeze, they put something in my mouth with a somewhat small hole in it that they strapped around my head, and after that I was out cold. The worst part of the procedure was getting the IV put in. I woke up without any pain or discomfort. They found gastritis in me the second time but the first time with the dye found nothing, I had to get other tests done after the dye test to get my gallbladder taken care of. This time around with the gastritis, they're running other tests as well because they think something underlying is causing the gastritis.

I'm having so many tummy problems You're not alone, if you want to talk about it further I'm here.

The ERCP didn't get so well but you don't need to worry about that since you're just getting a regular endoscopy done (I think).


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