Posted 09 July 2007 - 03:18 PM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 03:58 PM
Welcome to the Sclero forums! I'm really glad you found us. You will find a lot of information, support and friendship here.
I have not had an Endoscopy myself, but many here have and I'm sure they will tell you about their experience.
I look forward to knowing you better.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:24 PM
I am a veteran of endoscopies due to watermelon stomach. It's no problem at all. You definitely need to have someone with you to drive. It's the best sleep I ever get. Take care and let us know how it goes.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:24 PM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 05:33 PM
Don't worry your pretty little head. Like Nan said, they are simple. You will be knocked out and before you even know anything has happened you are awake. You'll just be groggy and maybe, have a dry throat...some people say their throat is irritated but that's never been the case with me and I have had 2.
Let us know how your appointment goes. They will be able to give you results the day of the appointment. YOu will probably get home and not remember what the Dr. tells you so I'd write it down.
I hope your esophagus is healthy.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:18 PM
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 01:27 AM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 04:05 AM
I am sorry to hear about your illness, but glad that you found the Forums.
My thoughts are with you as you get your endoscopy. Please let us know how it all goes for you.
Posted 10 July 2007 - 07:08 AM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 03:27 PM
My husband confirmed to me this evening (after I went home, I took a long 3 hour nap) that effectively the doctor said there was nothing wrong. That was a relief because I was already thinking of tumors and stomach cancer. But on the other hand, then what is the explanation for what those stomach problems I have?
I get very frequent acid reflux and when I eat (even if it is a small amount), I feel overstuffed and full up to my neck and then I am miserable for the next hours. I feel like the food is stuck right on the top of my stomach and under my breast bone. My husband said the doctor told him it could be a possible hiatal hernia but that he did not see anything during the endoscope. Does this make sense ?
Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:35 AM
Hi Big Girl ,
Glad everything went well yesterday and welcome to the forum. The feeling you describe is how my son feels after each and every meal. We found out last Oct that his esophagus had stopped pushing food down....esophageal dismotility. Have you had a swallowing test done? You eat barium coated food and they watch to see if it goes down correctly. Gareth has to 'wash' all his food down with liquids and, at times, I don't think that goes too well either. His endoscopies also show that everything is normal. He's been on GERD meds for 9 years now which has helped keep the esophagus from eroding.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 11 July 2007 - 02:59 AM
The symptoms you are describing are what I used to feel, the gastrtoscope they initial did showed nothing it was only after a monometry test and a PH study that they discovered the real problems.
Since then mine has worsened unfortunately and I am now booked for another gastroscope to access if I am suitible for more surgery to tighten the lower sphincter and repair a hiatus hernia.
Maybe they will let you know more at a follow up appointment with your specialist. Good luck with finding out more, I know that I cried when after the gastroscope they told me nothing was wrong because I knew what I was feeling and suffering at home. I hope you get answers soon
Diagnosis Scleroderma-crest, Scolliosis, Asthma, ILD, Plueral Fibrosis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Anticardiolipin positive, ANA positive
a little bent and broken and almost beyond repair!