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post upper gastroscopy discomfort


I underwent an upper GI gastroscopy procedure on Friday so just a few days ago.

I opted for the spray only so was fully conscious and admit that there was quite a bit of gagging but did not experience any pain at all.

Since I was allowed to eat which was an hour after where I had a banana, I have experienced such pain when swallowing food, the pain isn't at the throat where my tonsils are it is much further down I would say in centre of chest. The pain seems to be in my esophagus and is really sharp as I can feel the food going down. It is also painful when I try to burp.

Is this normal and what can I do to aid the recovery of this?

No problems anywhere else.

Thanks for any help.
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1340994 tn?1374193977
You might want to try drinking mint tea as tea is an antiinflammatory.  Take small bites and chew thoroughly so you don't have large clumps pushing on the esophagus.  
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