Caring for Your Child after an Upper Endoscopy
What to Expect
Your child may notice a mild soreness in her throat. They may wish to gargle with
lightly salted water or suck on hard candy.
Your child may have a feeling of fullness or gas pains.
ξ Rest today. Your child may resume her normal daily routine tomorrow.
ξ Your child may resume her routine medicines unless told otherwise.
ξ Your child may resume her normal diet.
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 site. Please contact
your child’s primary doctor if this does not improve in a couple of days.
ξ Do not make any important decisions today or return to school.
Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has
ξ vomited blood
ξ bloody stools
ξ chest pain
ξ abdominal pain
ξ fever or chills
If you have questions or concerns, please call your child’s doctor or the Pediatric GI
Pediatric GI Clinic, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (608) 263-6420
After clinic hours, this number will be answered by the paging operator. Ask for
the Gastroenterology (GI) doctor on call. Leave your name and phone number with
the area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you live out of area, please call 1-800-323-8942.
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 © 1/2016 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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