Preparation for gastroscopy
Without a doubt, the preparation for gastroscopy is an important stage before this procedure, because very much depends on it. Preparation for fibrogastroscopy involves several actions. Let us consider them in more detail.
Before doing esophagogastroduodenoscopy, it is necessary to tell the doctor about the following:
- about allergy to medicines;
- medications taken;
- about problems with the hematopoietic system or about the need for taking anticoagulants;
- about cardiac pathology;
- about pregnancy;
- about diabetes mellitus;
- about the previous treatment of the digestive system.
The preparation of gastric gastroscopy involves some limitations. So, before the examination from 7 to 14 days, you can not take aspirin and iron. In case of their constant reception it is necessary to talk with the doctor who appointed them, about a change in the regimen and dosage.
Before the examination during the day, it is also necessary to refuse medical preparations that can neutralize hydrochloric acid, since such drugs can worsen the quality of inspection of the elements of the digestive system and, as a result, lead to incorrect conclusions and conclusions of doctors. Do not think that such a thorough preparation for gastroscopy is a simple reinsurance and caprice of doctors. This is really necessary, since the accuracy of the survey, when observing these rules, increases many times.
If esophagogastroduodenoscopy is performed to remove cells or tissues from the body for diagnostic purposes or to remove polyps, bleeding may occur at the tissue collection site. Usually, such bleedings do not need any additional measures and heal themselves without outside interference. With all this, do not forget that in order to reduce the risk of such complications of esophagogastroduodenoscopy, it is necessary to stop the use of such drugs as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs several days before the above described manipulations. When using drugs that reduce blood coagulability and dilute it, that is, different anticoagulants, it may be necessary to temporarily stop their use before the examination.
If preparation for a gastroscopy is taking place, as required by the rules, then the patient must starve from six to eight hours in advance. You should stop taking not only food, but also liquid. This time should be enough for the full exit of food from the stomach and its devastation. The stomach free from food greatly facilitates the work of the doctor conducting the examination. It will be much easier to put a correct diagnosis. In addition, it reduces the possibility of triggering a vomiting reflex during a survey and reduces the likelihood of vomiting into the lungs. Before the test, you can drink some simple water( do not forget to tell the doctor immediately before the procedure).In order to eliminate discomfort by lowering the sensitivity, as well as preventing the occurrence of a vomiting reflex before esophagogastroduodenoscopy, the throat is usually rinsed with a solution containing a local anesthetic. A few minutes later there will be a numbness in the nasopharynx, after which the procedure will be less painful.
At the end of the procedure, somewhere within thirty minutes, it is forbidden to drink and eat. When taking cells or tissues from the body with a diagnostic purpose, the food taken on that day should be cold.
If esophagogastroduodenoscopy is to be carried out after lunch, let's say a light breakfast, provided that it takes more than eight to nine hours before the examination.
Before the procedure, the doctor will explain what you need to do in case of esophagogastroduodenoscopy, in order that she can pass quickly, successfully and less painfully. Do not forget that proper preparation for gastroscopy is the key to successful research.