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How long should you stop eating before an endoscopy?

Day of endoscopy Nothing to eat or drink at least 8 hours before the procedure.

How long do you have to fast for an endoscopy?

Fast before the endoscopy. You will need to stop drinking and eating four to eight hours before your endoscopy to ensure your stomach is empty for the procedure.

How long is throat sore after endoscopy?

to rest at home for the rest of the day. bloating or nausea for a short time after the procedure. a sore throat for 1 to 2 days.

Is it painful to do 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.

Is it normal to vomit after endoscopy?

Other common side-effects from upper endoscopy include: Nausea and bloating. A sore throat for around 48 hours. Not being able to eat your regular diet until you can swallow normally.

What helps sore throat after endoscopy?

If you have an upper endoscopy, you may have a slight sore throat that can be relieved with warm liquids, throat lozenges or, if necessary, Tylenol. If you have a colonoscopy, you may experience some cramping, gas or a sore rectum. Warm liquids and moving around will help the cramps and gas to pass.

Is it normal to have diarrhea after endoscopy?

Common new symptoms that developed after gastrointestinal endoscopy were abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, globus sensation, anxiety disorder and depression.

How often should you repeat an endoscopy?

If your initial biopsies don’t show dysplasia, endoscopy with biopsy should be repeated about every 3 years. If your biopsy shows dysplasia, your doctor will make further recommendations.

Will the emergency room do an endoscopy?

Usually performed as an outpatient procedure, upper endoscopy sometimes must be performed in the hospital or emergency room to both identify and treat conditions such as upper digestive system bleeding.