• Habib.m Habib.m
    May 01, 2010
    How long does an "endoscopy" last and how long do you need to stay in a hospital?
    Habib.m Habib.m
    May 01, 2010

    Im having an endoscopy,just need some info,Thanks.

     

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  • Stephanie
    Health Guide
    May 03, 2010
    Stephanie
    Health Guide
    May 03, 2010

    You can read more about endoscopy here:

     

    http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/guide-154983-75.html

     

    The quick answer though is that as soon as you wake up and feel well enough to go you leave. You will need someone to drive you home as you will still be feeling the effects of the medication. Most people go back to work the next day.

     

    Best of Luck - Stephanie

    • Habib.m
      May 04, 2010
      Habib.m
      May 04, 2010

      thanks stephanie for your previous answer but do you need to go in a ambulance?will there be pains etc.Habib.m

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    • Stephanie
      May 04, 2010
      Stephanie
      Health Guide
      May 04, 2010

      Definitely not an ambulance. You'll walk out of surgery. Your throat will be a bit sore but overall you will be sleepy and a bit weak depending on how you respond to the anesthesia. They do not put you all the way out. It's just twilight - you won't remember a thing but you are able to breathe on your own through the whole procedure.You can't drive home because you are still under the influence of the anesthesia which makes your reflexes slow and you a dangerous driver.

       

      Stephanie

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    • Habib.m
      May 11, 2010
      Habib.m
      May 11, 2010

      So how long do i need to rest (in days) will i need support walking out of surgery?  

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    • Stephanie
      May 11, 2010
      Stephanie
      Health Guide
      May 11, 2010

      You should not need support walking out but will be groggy and may not be making the best decisions. Most people go back to work the next day. You will need to ask your doctor about how long if you do especially strenuous work but in general there are no specific precautions.

       

      Stephanie

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