I Have Had An Endoscopy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    A Gastroscopy

    I had to have an endoscopy (a gastroscopy) when I was diagnosed with acid reflux. I felt very nauseated and had a stomachache after every meal so the doctors suspected a peptic ulcer. The doctor whom I went to for my endoscopy was a really nice guy, he was sorry to hear that...
    stellarvore stellarvore
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 14, 2007

    Raspy Voice Girl

    They took this spray, two actually, and sprayed it down my nose and into my throat. After everything went numb he took the lovely tube and went in through the nose and down into the throat to the vocal cords. He viewed what he needed, said that the tumor wasn’t touching...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Nov 27, 2007

    Endoscopy

    hi im having a flexible endoscopy tommorow thurs 29 march ,ive been reading some posts but they are mostly the throat ones, im having the down below one ? anybody had that oneand what was the sedation like ? did you know wat was occurin please thanks puggi
    pugglit pugglit
    41-45, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    Endoscopy!

    I used to get chest pains a lot when I was younger. Like it was really hard for me to take a deep breath and all of that. The reason was unknown, still is except it doesn't happen anymore, so I had to get an endoscopy. They have to put you to sleep and this was the first time I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 5, 2011

    Bad Experience!

    If you can get the new nasal edoscopy without sedation, do it! Many people claim to have a pleasant experience, but mine wasn't Arrived at the Endoscopy center at 6:30am filled out papers- went into prep room. Nurse interviewed me for a while. Told me that the sedation stays...
    appleaday appleaday
    36-40, M
    Apr 20, 2010

    Best nap I ever had! The hardest part was the

    waiting--The doctor was running late. The last thing I remember was the anesthesiologist saying "Ok the Propofol might feel a little hot going in" so I closed my eyes. It felt like I had only been asleep a few seconds but woke up in recovery to my doctor standing over me; he...
    NurseAmanda NurseAmanda
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2014

    Anesthesia Experience

    I had endoscopy because I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst but they wanted see in my stomach why I was in so much pain. I have never got put under before and I was nervous. They took me in the procedure room and they were talking to me about it. They put this tube between my...
    hasbrogrl74 hasbrogrl74
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2012

    I Had One Last Week

    So I was utterly TERRIFIED of having this done.  I seriously spent the entire night before and day of dreading it.  I have a really weak gag reflex and a fairly irrational fear of vomitting, so needless to say, wasn't looking forward to it.  Whenever I was...
    kasebrad kasebrad
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2009

    Today I had my first endoscopy.

    Being my usual me, with a sever anxiety disorder and irrational fear of vomiting, I was absolutely terrified. Before I went down to the operating room, I was a complete mess but then my anesthesiologist came in to my room. He told me with my anxiety and fears that he would give...
    anxietygirl99 anxietygirl99
    16-17, F
    Sep 3, 2014
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