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Upper endoscopy and colonoscopy at same time

If you have a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy done at the same time (on the same day) do they give you extra sedation or do they give you a general anaesthetic?  Also, what are the chances of having a general anaesthetic if you requested one?  I'm very nervous about having the upper endoscopy because I am worried about having something done my throat.

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The same as teko.  They gave me a i.v. with something in it and there was no problemo.  I watched the cholonoscopy on the monitor as a mater of fact.  Interesting.  The prep work with that "draino" was awful,  I was constipated for a week, but then again I have a real sensitive digestive tract.
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I too had the endo & colo done at the same time. They gave me I.V. sedation I requested oxygen beacuuse of fears of having something down my throat.( I have asthma so this was a real concern) I slept through it all. I was a lot better then I thought it would be. I did have some abdominal pain after due to the amount of air they injected but it passed in a few hours. Good Luck!
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Sorry for my slow reply.  Thanks for everyone's answers, it helps hearing first hand from other people that has been through it and to hear that it's not that bad.  

I just hope that the colonoscopy and endoscopy will give some insight as to what could be causing this awful lower left pelvic pain I'm experiencing.  Perhaps it's my endometriosis coming back after all.
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I have had both done at once..i have severe anxiety an have previously yanked an endoscopy out of my throat with light sadation..So i found a awesome gi doctor that put me completely out..When i woke up i had a little bit of scratchy throat but was fine the next day..i also have gastritis an he even gave me simethcone so i wouldnt wake up in pain from gas..I have to now go back in for another endoscopy that my doctor will do then i will have another doctor will come in an do a bravo study..Has anyone ever had that done because i havent an am alittle anxious about that an a new doctor doing the procedure but my doctor says the other doctor is just as good as him..
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