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Burping and back pain after endoscopy/dilation?

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Burping and back pain after endoscopy/dilation?

I went for an endoscopy yesterday (my first one ever). My issues have been severe dysphagia (only can swallow liquids and even then feel choked up), globus, some bloating, some abdominal pain, and issues with constipation.

The procedure seemed to go okay. I was pretty out of it but my doctor said that she took "a bunch" of biopsies and that she dilated my esophagus--I asked if GERD could have caused the narrowing and she said it was just my anatomy. My driver didn't ask any questions and I really wasn't thinking straight so I let her go without pushing for more answers. She did say that she saw no ulcers, tumors, or cancer.

Yesterday, I had some chest pain when breathing in. This may have had something to do with the sobbing that I did after I came out of sedation, but it did last all night and continues (though to a lesser extent) today.

My main issue, though, is that I've developed a new symptom since the procedure. When I drink anything or swallow saliva, I get this dull ache about halfway down my back. I then have to burp which relieves it, but sometimes I have to burp several times to fix the problem. It doesn't matter if I sip water or take a full mouthful (though I am trying to sip).

I have spent a lot of time searching and haven't really found answers. Has anyone else had these symptoms after an endoscopy or dilation? I thought maybe it was from the dilation, or perhaps from the biopsies, or even remnants of air left over from the procedure (though that was over 24 hours ago). I'll call my doctor on Monday, or talk to the answering service if it gets worse. I just thought I'd see if anyone had any input. I'm the first person in my family to get one of these done, and none of my friends have a clue, so I'm looking for guidance. Thank you!

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