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Pain after Endoscopy

I had an endoscopy done about 5 hours ago.

They did not put me under. They had me gargle and swallow some medicine before starting the procedure.

The procedure was extremely uncomfortable and I fought back during the procedure.

I was diagnosed with a moderate to large hiatal hernia, esophagial reflux, and fundal erosion.



Following the procedure, I am now experiencing center mast discomfort when I breathe in. I am assuming this is a result of the procedure / fighting back during the procedure.

Is this a common side affect 5 hours after an endoscopy? How long should I expect these symptoms to last? Any advice on how to handle these symptoms?

Thanks
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The discomfort that I am experiencing is primarily in my throat.

Also, the doctor noted that I wretched an awfully lot during the procedure.
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I think your having some irritation from the procedure.  Call your GI and ask if there is anything you can do for this.
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My GI is being extremely unhelpful after the endoscopy.

The pain I am feeling is below my adams apple / above my collar bone, on the left side of my throat. I am assuming this is where the tube was laying as I swallowed it...

It's just a normal scratchy throat most of the time, but when I deep cough / burp, it feels much different (below my adam's apple / above my collar bone - left side).

Does this sound normal? Or is it possible that something was damaged during this procedure?
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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.



Are the symptoms I'm describing serious?

What do I need to keep my eyes open for?
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Avatar_m_tn
I have successfully eaten 4 meals since the procedure with mild irritation. No vomiting or nausea as of yet. There was alot of burping last night.
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Around 40 hours after the procedure, I have begun experiencing abdominal discomfort regardless of my position.

I have a followup scheduled with my doctor in 12 hours.
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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....
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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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