View Full Version : Endoscopy!? DO THEY SUCK?

04-13-2010, 09:03 AM
well.. on thursday i get to leave for coachella.. but on wednesday.. i have to have an endoscopy to see whats up with my stomach.

do they suck? Will i be fine thursday, or at least friday? Anyone have any first hand experience?

04-13-2010, 09:04 AM
do they suck?

Yes, but the degree that it will suck depends on which entrance your doctor will be using.

04-13-2010, 09:06 AM
.. not a colonoscopy.

04-13-2010, 09:10 AM
The term you used didn't indicate that. If he is going in through your esophagus it's called a esophagogastroduodenoscopy, duh.

04-13-2010, 09:19 AM
well thank you. so. . degree of suckage the next day i hear is low am i correct?

04-13-2010, 09:22 AM
Yeah, your throat might be a little sore depending on how skilled your doctor is, but overall, you'll be fine.

04-13-2010, 09:23 AM
thank ya! plus it makes that last day go by faster when im out of it and pass out for the rest of it.

04-13-2010, 09:24 AM
the sedation will have more of a lasting effect than the endoscopy itself.

M Sparks
04-13-2010, 10:19 AM
Yeah, it's not that big a deal.

04-13-2010, 10:25 AM
It will suck the day of, but you should be fine on Thursday. Tom is completely correct. The sedation will be the only thing to worry about. Hopefully it will be in the morning so you can have the entire day to recover from it. You might have mild pain in the throat, but nothing that will prevent you from carrying on as normal.

The worst part of my endoscopy experience was waking up and gagging during the procedure. Everything else was cool though.