How do I stop my gag reflex during an endoscopy?
Having a hypersensitive gag reflex is generally a conditioned response, meaning it happens after a previous problematic experience.
However, the discomfort related to gagging during an endoscopic procedure can be avoided, particularly by numbing the back of the throat and using sedatives..
Does endoscopy require empty stomach?
An endoscopy requires that you have an empty stomach before the procedure. Do not eat any solid food for 8 hours before the procedure. You may drink clear liquids up until 4 hours before the procedure.
What can go wrong during an endoscopy?
Endoscopies very rarely result in serious injury. Potential risks include bleeding at the tissue or polyp removal sight, infection, side-effects from the sedation administered before the procedure, and perforation of the stomach wall or other site.
How long does throat hurt after endoscopy?
to rest at home for the rest of the day. bloating or nausea for a short time after the procedure. a sore throat for 1 to 2 days.
Is upper endoscopy scary?
The examination is very quick and takes on average 3-5 minutes to complete. This is not a painful procedure. Most patients are sensitive to the camera passing down the throat, so anaesthetic throat spray and a light sedative injection can make examination much more comfortable.
Can you throw up during an endoscopy?
Other common side-effects from upper endoscopy include: Nausea and bloating. A sore throat for around 48 hours.