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03-04-2017, 04:29 PM
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Re: endoscopy

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top end i was brave and didn't have sedation. It was fine.
I remembered a tip about concerntrating solely on breathing very slowly in and out, and i didn't gag.

Bum end i always ask for the legal limit and then some!!
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03-04-2017, 05:17 PM
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Re: endoscopy

I had an endoscopy and opted for a little sedation, was over very quickly and to be honest I couldn't remember a thing afterwards.
You can't drive home if you have the sedation, other than that no problems.
Mine was the 'top end' never had the colonoscopy, thank goodness !!
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03-04-2017, 05:36 PM
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Re: endoscopy

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I had an endoscopy and opted for a little sedation, was over very quickly and to be honest I couldn't remember a thing afterwards.
You can't drive home if you have the sedation, other than that no problems.
Mine was the 'top end' never had the colonoscopy, thank goodness !!
Same here Cranberry
One reason I refused the sedation is I had to drive home and go to work, I wasn't allowed to be ill and miss work
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03-04-2017, 08:11 PM
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Robert matey, have had both ends done on the same morning - about 15 - 20 minutes apart. Because of other 'health issues' wasn't allowed full anaesthetic, had Antanox instead - not very comfortable but surviverable, (t'other end - Colonoscopy) was the more painful.
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03-04-2017, 08:23 PM
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Re: endoscopy

Ihave had both top and bottom, top was a bit uncomfortable, having to swallow the camera made me gag a bit, but staff are very understanding and you manage,Bottom rather painful, but again staff were very nice and gentle,I was given gas & air during this proceedure which helped, with a nurse sitting beside me holding my hand. Both only last a short while, soon over
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Re: endoscopy

I have had 2 Colonoscopies and 5 Gastroscopies. The last one being a month ago. I received sedation for the majority and a throat numbing spray occasionally. Overall I found the procedures to be fairly quick and painless. In fact I couldn't really remember much about any of them, just feeling sleepy and relaxed.
I found the staff were always very pleasant and helpful in the Endoscopy suite and try to address any concerns you have.
If you choose not to have sedation you can leave almost immediately after the procedure. Otherwise its a couple of hours after.
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