What should I expect after an endoscopy?
After an upper GI endoscopy, you can expect the following: to stay at the hospital or outpatient center for 1 to 2 hours after the procedure so the sedative can wear off.
to rest at home for the rest of the day.
bloating or nausea for a short time after the procedure..
Do you have to undress for an endoscopy?
Before the procedure starts, you’ll be asked to remove any glasses, contact lenses and false teeth. You won’t usually need to get undressed, but you may be asked to wear a hospital gown over your clothes.
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.
Do they put you to sleep for an endoscopy?
All endoscopic procedures involve some degree of sedation, which relaxes you and subdues your gag reflex. Being sedated during the procedure will put you into a moderate to deep sleep, so you will not feel any discomfort when the endoscope is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach.
How painful is an endoscopy?
An endoscopy is not usually painful, but it can be uncomfortable. Most people only have mild discomfort, similar to indigestion or a sore throat. The procedure is usually done while you’re awake. You may be given a local anaesthetic to numb a specific area of your body.
How long after an endoscopy can you eat?
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.