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Old 05-19-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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questions about hard mucous and endoscopy


So as I posted earlier, I've been having weird symptoms(mild heartburn, on and off sore throat, weird sensation in throat like it is fluttering followed by a lot or burping). Something new has happened today. I felt like there was some phlegm in my throat. When I coughed it up... it appeared to look like hard mucous (like an actual booger with a bit of blood). I was shocked. This never happened to me before so I'm a bit worried. How does a booger end up in my throat when I never swallowed it? I was tested negative for H. Pylori.

Also, I am getting an endoscopy next week. Do I need to be sedated? Or can I just have the numbing solution in my throat? I'm not comfortable with being sedated. I don't like how it makes me feel (I've been sedated before and it made me feel lethargic and kind of depressed a bit after).

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Re: questions about hard mucous and endoscopy

The lungs and throat naturally produce a little mucus. And it can drip down from your nose (postnasal drip).

If it was just a onetime thing, I wouldn't worry.

Some endoscopy places insist on sedating you, some let you choose. Call them and ask.

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Old 05-19-2011, 05:57 PM   #3
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Re: questions about hard mucous and endoscopy

Sore throat is common with reflux and this can also cause some bloody phlegm so try not to worry.
I was given the option to be sedated or just have the numbing spray now I have had two endoscopys and the first I was sedated the second I just had the spray and I can honestly say I felt better having the spray.
The sedation only makes you a bit woozy and i knew exactly what was going on but didn't feel in control whereas the sedation made me feel more in control of the situation.

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