Question: When do you get the results of a gastroscopy?

You should get your results within 2 weeks. The results are sent to you and your GP or you may get them at a follow up appointment. Waiting for test results can be a very worrying time. You might have contact details for a specialist nurse who you can contact for information if you need to.

How long do gastroscopy results take?

Getting your results You should get the results of a gastroscopy and biopsy within 2 weeks. Try not to worry if your results are taking longer to get to you.

What can be diagnosed with a gastroscopy?

Problems that are sometimes investigated using a gastroscopy include:abdominal (tummy) pain.heartburn or indigestion.persistently feeling and being sick.difficulties swallowing or pain when swallowing (dysphagia)a reduced number of red blood cells (anaemia), which may be caused by persistent internal bleeding.

Does a gastroscopy look at stomach?

A gastroscopy is a procedure where a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). Its also sometimes referred to as an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Which is worse colonoscopy or gastroscopy?

Analysis showed that discomfort scores were significantly higher in patients undergoing colonoscopy compared to gastroscopy (4.65 vs 2.90, p<0.001) and also when comparing flexible sigmoidoscopy to gastroscopy (4.10 vs 2.90, p=0.047).

How will I feel after a gastroscopy?

After having a gastroscopy, you may feel bloated and have some tummy discomfort for an hour or two. And you may have a sore throat for a few days. This is normal.

Do they put you to sleep for a gastroscopy?

All endoscopic procedures involve some degree of sedation, which relaxes you and subdues your gag reflex. Being sedated during the procedure will put you into a moderate to deep sleep, so you will not feel any discomfort when the endoscope is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach.

Does a gastroscopy check your throat?

The digestive system is a long, complex section of our body, stretching from the mouth to the back passage. Many conditions can affect it. For some of these conditions, your doctor may order a gastroscopy – a test that involves inserting a tube with a camera down the throat.

How do you feel after gastroscopy?

After having a gastroscopy, you may feel bloated and have some tummy discomfort for an hour or two. And you may have a sore throat for a few days. This is normal.

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