Instructions for After Upper Endoscopy

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFTER UPPER ENDOSCOPY  

  1. You may have a mild sore throat or hoarseness after the procedure.  This is because of the tube and the anesthetic.
  2. You may feel nauseated today.  This sometimes happens because of the medications that are used.  This should get better within a few hours.  If your nausea continues for more than 24 hours, contact our office.
  3. Begin taking small sips of water and progress to solid foods gradually as you are feeling better.
  4. You should not get any pain from this procedure.  If you get chest pain or abdominal pain, please call our office.
  5. Do not drive any motor vehicle or operate dangerous equipment.  Weakness and lack of coordination are the result of the medications that were administered during the procedure.
  6. Do not conduct important business or sign any legal documents on the day of the procedure, since you may feel drowsy from the medications that were administered today.
  7. If you have redness or swelling at sites where medications were given, place a warm wet washcloth over the affected area for twenty minutes.  If the symptoms persist for over two days, please contact our office.
  8. Call our office if you develop fever greater than 101 degrees or chills during the next 48 hours.

  If you have any questions or any problems arise, please call our office at 800-489-0988 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  If we are unavailable, please call your Doctor’s Office.