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Endoscopy - November 20th 2010, 08:10 PM

My mum is going to have one on Monday because she has a few allergies and they want to figure out what really is wrong. I am kind of worried anyway and she's making me feel worse about it She's saying they've told her that people need to be with her when she's sleeping at night in case of internal bleeding :| I also think she wants me to be worried because she keeps saying "you don't normally worry about me" Obviously it can't be THAT risky or else doctors wouldn't do it but how much of a risk is it? I'm also a bit worried about over-sedation

Honestly, I'm just a paranoid person so I'm probably just reading too much into this.


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Re: Endoscopy - November 20th 2010, 10:48 PM

It's not that risky at all. She'll be fine. It sounds like she's trying to get attention =/
   
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Re: Endoscopy - November 20th 2010, 10:50 PM

an endoscopy for allergies? Never heard of that one before...

But I've had 3 so far and haven't had any complications. The main thing is she can't drive herself home and just keep an eye on her after with going up/down stairs because of the anesthesia. I wouldn't worry much it's not that major of a procedure.
   
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Re: Endoscopy - November 20th 2010, 10:58 PM

I've had one, and I know a lot of people who have. No problems at all. She'll be fine! It's really nothing major at all..
   
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Re: Endoscopy - November 20th 2010, 11:27 PM

Endoscopy isn't a big deal at all. I've had one done before. I was really nervous before the procedure though, but afterward I could hardly even remember what happened and realized I got so nervous for no reason whatsoever.




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Re: Endoscopy - November 21st 2010, 04:15 AM

she'll be fine. from what i know it's not a particularly complicated or risky procedure, they're done very routinely in a lot of cases. :]


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Re: Endoscopy - November 21st 2010, 08:49 AM

Thanks guys Like I said I just worry a lot :| I'm going to the hospital with her and my dad, how long do you reckon it'll take?


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Re: Endoscopy - November 21st 2010, 10:19 AM

Up to about 30 minutes but usually less, around 10-15 minutes. It gets longer if it's traveling a longer distance down the body, in which case closer to the 30 minute mark. It can also take longer if something goes wrong, they find something or both. This is assuming she fully cooperates and the doctors are competent and ready.

It sounds like she's nervous and wants you to give her some attention. Just remember, often she would have to fast for it.


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Re: Endoscopy - November 23rd 2010, 11:36 AM

It's no biggie, my mum has to have routine colonoscopies because she has a family history of bowel cancer and they use an endoscope for that. It's really no big deal.


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Re: Endoscopy - November 24th 2010, 01:27 AM

It is a bit nerve racking thinking a tube a camera is going up your backside, but it's not really that big a deal tbh.

Sometimes you don't even need to have the medication to knock you out for it, when I had my done, this one guy just walked back out, where as I had to wait for the medication to wear off. You have to have someone to look after you incase you become unwell, which is highly unlikely.

If your mother gets the medication she's likely to not remeber the procedure and be back to normal the next morning.

She will get some pictures aswell, I did.
the more she worries about it the more stressed she will be. You have to be relaxed as possible to make everything run smoothly.





   
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Re: Endoscopy - November 24th 2010, 06:53 PM

Everything went fine Thanks guys <3


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