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Old 09-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Swallowing After Endoscopy

I am scheduled for an endoscopy in a few days. After the procedure, and whatever numbing stuff the gastro doc will use, are you able to swallow right after you wake up? I have this "thing" about not being able to swallow (hate laying back in the dentist chair with my mouth open for too long) and if I feel I can't, I will probably freak myself out.

Thanks for any input you can give me to hopefully rest my mind.

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Old 09-05-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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Re: Swallowing After Endoscopy

Well, too bad no one who has had an endoscopy was able to reply to me before I had my procedure...just this morning. To anyone who is about to undergo this procedure, you probably won't remember a thing due to the amazing sedative and narcotic you are given and they don't numb your throat in any way (at least here in San Diego), so when it was all over, I could swallow just perfectly.

Take care all.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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Re: Swallowing After Endoscopy

Hey, first of all I'm sorry no one got back to you. These boards don't seem immensely active. I just replied to a post with no responses and then realized the post was originally made over a month ago. -_-;

But I wanted to thank you for the account of your experience. I freak out if I sense that I have an issue swallowing and have that same issue at the dentist. I also have been advised by my doctor to get an upper endoscopy and it sounded really intense and intimidating. So thank you for the followup post!

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