Home Care after Your Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
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.
You may have a feeling of fullness or gas pains.
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 Your doctor will let you know if you need to be on a clear liquid diet,
otherwise, start with a light diet today.
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 bloody stools
ξ new, severe, sharp or steady pain in your abdomen, neck or chest
ξ chills or fever over 100°F
ξ shortness of breath or trouble breathing
If you have questions or concerns within 24 hours of your endoscopic ultrasound,
please call the Procedure Center at the number below.
Gastroenterology Procedures, Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
After clinic hours, call the paging operator at (608) 262-0486 or toll free at
1-800-323-8942. Ask for the Gastroenterology (GI) doctor on call. Leave your
name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
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 © 7/2016. University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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