Patient Comments: Upper Endoscopy - What to Expect

Have you had an upper endoscopy? Please share what the procedure is like for someone who has never had it before.

Comment from: Carrie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I had an upper endoscopy yesterday. I'm the biggest chicken in the world so I was really scared about it. But it turned out to be no big deal. The worst part of the whole thing was when they pulled off the tape that was holding my IV in place. Other than that I didn't feel a thing.C

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Comment from: Elizabeth E, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I consulted a doctor after severe heartburn attacks, and I ultimately had an endoscopy. I have to say I was very nervous, but in the end, I actually thought it was a painless procedure. I opted for sedation, but I hardly think it was necessary because it was over and done with so quickly and effortlessly.

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