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Old 03-27-2009, 04:04 AM   #5
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Re: Getting Endoscopy next week

I had an endoscopy in December - the week before Christmas - without sedation, and it was a bit uncomfortable at first, but wasn't too bad after that (and I got to see everything on the monitor throughout the procedure which was kind of interesting).

The doctor knew I didn't want the sedation (because of a family event that evening) so he used a pediatric scope (which is only an option if he doesn't plan on taking a biopsy), and the whole thing took less than 5 minutes.

If you don't like being put under, you might ask if that's an option for your procedure.