It has now been 30 hours since my procedure and I still have pain in my neck / throat.
This was the first endoscopy that I've ever had. I was told that this is a minor and routing procedure that I would not feel or have lasting effects from. I have found this NOT to be the case.
I don't know how the endoscope works, but I am assuming since I was moving on the table (trying to tell the doctor that I was choking on my vomit) that I may have damage inside my esophagus or stomach from the tube moving or scraping.
I have a follow up appointment with a general doctor tomorrow p.m. I would like to know whether or not these are concerns before arriving there so I can discuss them accordingly.
My GI doc has been USELESS since the procedure.
The symptoms that I am experiencing are:
1. Scratchy throat - this was expected.
2. Pain / loose feeling on left side of throat when coughing / burping. This is below the adam's apple / above the collarbone.
2. Discomfort just below my sternum when laying on my left side.
i had an egd done at 9am this morn (3 hours ago). arrived home and ate lunch. after lunch my stomach hurt total belly ache. so i figured i ate to much and chilled out on the couch for a bit and then decided to take a nap... ache continued to come and go. stopped for a while then started up again before and after i ate supper. im wondering if i just over did it and its normal for these symptoms or if its something serious. i read in the discharge papers that if any stomach pain to seek medical attention.... i have no fever or any of the other symptoms but i worry. i hate to sit in er but will if need be ya know...... just hate to go there and they look at u and tell ya ur nuts....
I know the feeling. I had an EGD done this morning around 10:00. It's now 8:05 PM and I feel like I have a cold. I hated that feeling and I could not relax while the tube was in my throat. I also fought it. Had terrible gag reflecting and think that's why my throat is soo sore. I will admit (to me) it was not painless, and the twilight sleep did nothing for my comfort. I was told I'd wake up and it'd be over. Not true. I felt and saw the whole thing..
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