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#1 Nelly


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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:31 AM

Had my first visit with the Gastro today and he wants to do an endoscopy on Tuesday. :blink: From past posts, it's nothing to worry about......but I still am a little freaked out at something being put down my throat. :P He said they would do biopsies and stretch my esophagus (because of choking and difficulty swallowing). I'm still having reflux on Prevacid so he wants to check things out. The good news is that he didn't feel a colonoscopy was necessary at this time.

So pat me on the head and tell me everything will be just fine and I won't remember a thing. :D

#2 LisaBulman


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Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:45 PM

Hi Nelly,
Everything will be fine... but you might remember a little. The last one I had, I remember feeling really good and then drifting off. The next thing is I did feel a little bit when they did the biospies. It was like a pinch, not a bad one, but I was so out of it it really didn't bother me. Then I slept for a few hours and went home. It is no big deal and I am sure you will do great!

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:03 PM


pat-pat-pat.....Everything will be just fine. You won't remember a thing. :D



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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:31 AM

My wife has had one every month for the past 6 months. After a few they were having problems sedating her and she would be awake during the procedure - not fun. She has "gauve" (sorry if I mispelled that) or "watermelon" stomach, so she'll have bleeding that needs to be repaired.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:11 PM

At least you don't have to wait too long, Nelly. Try not to fret and let us know how it goes after.

That's GAVE, kdnole. Sorry to hear that your wife has to go through that. We have a few people who suffer with watermelon stomach. It's good she has you to lean on a bit. Here's a link for those interested in learning more:

Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia is popularly known as "Watermelon Stomach." These are parallel red sores inside the lining of the stomach which look like the stripes on a watermelon. See: Watermelon Stomach by ISN..
Warm wishes,

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#6 Nelly


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Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:55 AM

Thanks for the pats. :) I'll update after the procedure.

kdnole, I'm sorry your wife has to go through that.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:42 AM

I wanted to give you some pats too. You've be just fine. They'll take really good care of you. I promise Ü
Take care and stay warm,


#8 Annie N

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:12 PM

I also have watermelon stomach and had an endoscopy - don't remember a thing, it didn't hurt (also felt a pinch when they biopsied but went right back to sleep), no after affects at all.
So truly don't worry too much...and let us know how it went.
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