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Upper Endoscopy Home Care Instructions (4564)

Upper Endoscopy Home Care Instructions (4564) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Digestive Health Center (DHC)


Home Care after Your Upper Endoscopy

What to Expect
You may notice a mild soreness in your throat. You may wish to gargle with lightly
salted water or suck on hard candy.

When you have received sedation, you are at an increased risk of falling. You may
need help with things you don’t normally need help with. Falls can result in serious

To prevent a fall:
ξ Ask for help
ξ Get up slowly
ξ Wear your eye glasses
ξ Use your assistive devices such as a cane or walker

You may have a feeling of fullness or gas pains.

At Home
ξ You must have an adult to take you home. You should not drive today.
ξ Do not drink alcohol. Do not take tranquilizers or sleeping pills tonight.
ξ Rest today. You may resume normal daily tasks tomorrow.
ξ You may resume your routine medicines unless told otherwise.
ξ You may resume your normal diet. Start out with a light diet to prevent nausea.
ξ There may be some soreness and redness at the IV site for a day or two. You
can relieve this by placing a warm, moist washcloth over the area. Please
contact your primary doctor if this does not improve in a couple of days.
ξ Do not make any important personal or business decisions today.

Call your doctor right away if you have

ξ Vomited blood
ξ Lightheadedness
ξ Bloody stools
ξ Chest pain
ξ Abdominal pain
ξ Fever or chills

Phone Numbers
Digestive Health Center, 8am to 5pm weekdays, (608) 890-5000 or toll free at
1-855-342-9900. If after clinic hours, leave your name and phone number with the
area code. The doctor will call you back.

UW Health Digestive Health Center
750 University Row
Madison, WI
(608) 890-5000
(855) 342-9900

University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
GI Procedure Clinic
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
(608) 263-8097
(800) 323-8942

Meriter Hospital Digestive Health Center
Lower Level
202 S. Park Street
Madison, WI
(608) 417-6389

The Spanish version is #7099.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright ©3/2015. University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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