What is Endoscopy?
Why do I need Endoscopy?
Doctors usually recommend endoscopy in conditions like:
- Stomach ulcers
- Stomach pain
- Digestive tract bleeding
- Chronic constipation or diarrhoea
- Polyps or growth
How do I prepare for an Endoscopy?
Doctor will give you complete instructions before the procedure. Usually you are asked to stop the intake of solid foods 8-12 hours prior to the procedure. Intake of water or juice might be allowed for up to 2 hours before the endoscopy.
Always inform the doctor about any medications you are taking and also if you have any allergies.
Who performs endoscopy?
What happens after an Endoscopy?
After the procedure, you will be asked to rest for 1-2 hours, so that the effect of sedative or local anaesthesia wears out. If you were sedated for the procedure, then you may need somebody’s help to take you home. You may also experience a sore throat, so you need to eat soft foods for few days. All these symptoms usually subside within 24 hrs.
What are the harmful effects of Endoscopy?
Although the procedure is very safe, however, there can be few complications like:
- Reaction to sedation