After an Upper G.I. Endoscopy

After upper G.I. endoscopy, patients are moved to a recovery room where they wait about an hour for the sedative to wear off. During this time, patients may feel bloated or nauseated. They may also have a sore throat, which can stay for a day or two. Patients will likely feel tired and should plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Unless otherwise directed, patients may immediately resume their normal diet and medications.

Some results from upper G.I. endoscopy are available immediately after the procedure. Dr. Jones will often share results with the patient after the sedative has worn off. Biopsy results are usually ready in a few days.

Seek Help for Emergency Symptoms
Patients who experience any of the following rare symptoms after upper G.I. endoscopy should contact their doctor immediately:

  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Throat, chest, and abdominal pain that worsens
  • Vomiting
  • Bloody or very dark stool
  • Fever