Every time when it comes to stomach discomfort, Dr. Clove would suggest that everyone find a doctor to do gastroscopy, but many friends have concerns about gastroscopy and always listen to others say that it is uncomfortable to do gastroscopy. How does it feel to do gastroscopy?
Dr. Clove invited a person who had undergone gastroscopy to share his experience.
As a young man in his early 20s, I used to pay very little attention to my body: I ate irregularly and often took snacks as dinner. One word described it as [Zuo]. Over time, stomachache began to appear, and the pain was also very regular. Pain before meals, pain at night, and no pain died or died, but dull pain every day was not a pleasant feeling for what.
I want to go to the hospital, but I don’t think it’s what’s big problem. Worried about going to the hospital to find out the big problem. After struggling for a long time, I finally summoned up the courage to go to the hospital one day. The doctor asked me to have a gastroscope.
The preparation stage before gastroscopy
Before doing gastroscope, you need to check electrocardiogram, and draw blood to check blood routine, coagulation and hepatitis B. It is to ensure the safety in the gastroscope process.
These examination items do not require an empty stomach. Generally, the results can be obtained on the day when the blood is drawn, and then an appointment can be made.
According to the doctor’s request, I stopped eating after 10 o’clock the night before the gastroscopy and went to the hospital after drinking a little water that morning.
This patient is relatively healthy, and there are also some patients with chronic diseases who usually take medicine and should pay attention before doing gastroscopy.
Patients with hypertension: On the day of the gastroscope, You should also take antihypertensive drugs at normal times, Take it with a small amount of warm water. If your blood pressure is too high, No gastroscopy, There will be risks. Patients taking anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs: Aspirin, warfarin, clopidogrel and other drugs should be stopped one week before gastroscopy, Ask your doctor if you can stop taking these drugs. Diabetics: Tell your doctor which hypoglycemic drugs you are taking, what you are taking during what, and whether you can stop hypoglycemic drugs and insulin on the day of gastroscopy to prevent hypoglycemia due to long fasting time.
The process of doing gastroscopy
On the day of the examination, after entering the gastroscope room, put on the shoe cover first. Then the nurse asked me to drink a small bottle of oral liquid, the size of a bottle of calcium gluconate.
The nurse said that this bottle of medicine can anesthetize the pharynx, and the throat is not so uncomfortable when doing gastroscopy. It can also eliminate bubbles and mucus in the stomach and see more clearly.
To tell the truth, this medicine is really not good to drink. After drinking it, I feel not only numbness in my throat, but also a little nauseous.
When you start to do gastroscopy, go to the examination bed and lie down to the left, a little forward. The nurse will give you a dental pad at this time and bite it with your teeth.
When the gastroscope arrived, I got a fright. How can the gastroscope be so thick? Thicker than my little finger!
Before I was surprised, the doctor began to operate. He told me: inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Never pull out the mirror or bite it!
Then he put the gastroscope into his mouth, and then he felt extremely sick. The doctor said, “Come on, come on, swallow it, swallow it, and it will not be uncomfortable.” Then I felt a little better, but I still felt that there was always something that I wanted to vomit up. The doctor also said, “Don’t swallow saliva, there is saliva flowing out, ha!” Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Slowly feel better.
The doctor added: The stomach here will be a little swollen, which is normal. He said that he really felt bloated… … …
Just after the swelling was a little more comfortable, the doctor added: It will be a little uncomfortable here, and it will be all right at once. Say that finish indeed as expected there was a bit of uncomfortable, and it will be all right soon.
In fact, the doctor’s instructions are not nonsense:
Let the patient swallow, is the gastroscope into the pharynx, is the most uncomfortable and disgusting time, swallow, into the esophagus, will be much better; After the gastroscope has entered the stomach, the stomach should be inflated to open it for easy observation. Gastroscopy will also examine a part of the duodenum and will feel uncomfortable when entering the duodenum.
I can see the screen all the way, which is the real-time video of my examination. I have been staring at it and see a big ulcer on my intestines, which is called duodenal ulcer. I also saw the doctor pull out a piece of meat from my stomach, saying it was to detect a bacterium.
Duodenal ulcer is a common digestive tract ulcer. Doctors clip a piece of meat from the stomach to detect Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can cause ulcer. About 90% of patients with duodenal ulcer have Helicobacter pylori infection. It is recommended to eradicate Helicobacter pylori at the same time to reduce recurrence.
I feel that after a century, the doctor finally took the gastroscope out of my mouth and my life was bright again. But when I looked at the time, it was only 20 minutes.
Will it still be hard to finish?
After the gastroscope is finished, the nurse will also explain some things, such as eating and drinking water after 2 hours, and pay attention to whether the stool is black these days.
On the day when I finished my gastroscope, my throat was still a little uncomfortable, so I just had a sleep.
Advice from people who have come before!
- Gastroscopy should be done early, I can’t hide from the first day of the junior high school or the 15th. You have to do what you have to do. Doing it early can also prevent minor diseases from turning into serious diseases. I didn’t want to have a gastroscope at that time. Dragged for a long time, more afflictive for several months. Ordinary gastroscope did not reach the point where life is not as good as death. The average person can endure it, but after all, it is still an unpleasant experience. If conditions permit, painless gastroscope is recommended. I heard that sleep is finished and basically has no pain.