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xtremx
31-01-12, 19:20
Hi just got home from having my endoscopy was expecting the worst experience but nothing like it the staff ever so helpfull.


But the main shock was not having via the mouth but nose (Transnasal Endoscopy) no sedation just a few sprays to numb the nose passage and a few in the back of the mouth.


A bit of discomfit in the nose (my eye wept a few tears) and 3-5mins later all over and 10mins after that of home. No gagging or anything like taht just breath through the mouth you can even talk.


If anyone is having a endoscopy ask about the transnasal one http://www.transnasalendoscopy.co.uk/index.html (http://www.transnasalendoscopy.co.uk/index.html)


My only concern is that after my one i keep spitting up blood but they said that is because it irritated my nose.

That is the only thing freaking me out at the moment (But hopefully that will pass in a few hours.

Hope this helps anyone having a endoscopy

BestMate
01-02-12, 11:20
I am due to have an endoscopy done in one weeks time with a private consultant. I mentioned to his secretary that I would like it done transnasal and she said it is in very early stages of a trial and she had never heard of it in 20 years she has worked there. Could you please tell me where you had yours done? I looked at it on net and seems a far better idea than all that discomfort or sedation. I can't tell you how much I am dreading it.

xtremx
01-02-12, 15:51
I am due to have an endoscopy done in one weeks time with a private consultant. I mentioned to his secretary that I would like it done transnasal and she said it is in very early stages of a trial and she had never heard of it in 20 years she has worked there. Could you please tell me where you had yours done? I looked at it on net and seems a far better idea than all that discomfort or sedation. I can't tell you how much I am dreading it.

Hiya BestMate, Had it done with http://www.ramsayhealth.co.uk/ I know it says its a private hospital but my endoscopy was done on the NHS via the doctor.

Must admit i was in bed the night before and was dreading it was about to phone and cancel having it but when thay told me at the hospital about having done transnasal i just said yes and glad i did.

Just some mild discomfit in the nasal passage, But that was it no gagging or anything like that and if it is done transnasal no need for sedation will admit brought a tear to my eyes but that was it. The nurse was talking to me and i could talk back to her.
Then after 3-5mins having it done then a futher 10mins in recovery was told i could leave.

Goodluck

BestMate
01-02-12, 21:28
Thanks for this information. I found a hospital in London who do it but as I am in the Midlands it is quite a journey to say the least. However I am prepared to travel, that's how bad I feel about sedation! Which of those hospitals on the link did you have yours at? I tried calling one in the Midlands and she said not sure that they did it there. I think soon it will be all transnasal , such a shame it's not regular practice everywhere :)

xtremx
01-02-12, 21:43
Hi, mine was done in Cornwall (bodmin) when the chap who did came to see me I said I did not want sedation so he said we will do it through the nasal passage. So after he explained it was easier I jumped at the chance. What I could do for you is find his name for you and pm it to you and maybe you could talk to him and ask if any of his colleagues do it around your area.

BestMate
01-02-12, 22:32
That's really kind of you, thank you. I will call and ask at a couple of the hospitals more local to me on their list to see if they do the procedure in the morning. If not I will have to stick with the guy in London, a trip out for the day! However I would prefer a trip out to Cornwall, on of my favourite places on the planet :) I hope all went well with your tests. All this stressing about the actual procedure is kinda taking my mind off why I am actually going :roflmao:

xtremx
01-02-12, 22:57
I am sure you well ok which ever way you do it, It's mainly a case of staying calm (easy said than done).

And if you end up in Cornwall have to have a cup of tea:D

Wow just googled transnasal endoscopy just uk pages only 905 hit looks like little done in the uk but like you said it looks like the way forward.

BestMate
01-02-12, 23:20
Aww a cuppa in Cornwall sounds fab. Although not too sure I could justify the 5 or so hour drive lol. London is pretty extreme, the things we do because of anxiety eh! Thanks for the PM with the info on re consultant. I did reply but not sure if it got to you?? It was not in my sent messages. Well if not it was saying thank you! You have been most helpful and I really appreciate it :)

xtremx
01-02-12, 23:26
Cheers i did get your pm. Yeah long way to drive would have to get you 2 cups of tea:ohmy:

As I said in my reply GoodLuck and be Brave you can do it:yesyes:

BestMate
02-02-12, 10:07
Thank you :)

stuart39
28-02-12, 15:12
although transnasal endoscopy may well be new technology (the current scope is rather larger than most of our nostrils!) the usual method of esophageal endoscopy is via the mouth.

are you sure you didnt have a FEES/Videofluroscopy test? asked to swallow some cookies and sip water??? there are half a dozen tests along the same lines but id be very impressed if they now use an endoscope through the nose as I think it needs to be at least 13mm diameter to open the gullet up as it moves through. a thin scope through the nose would be more likely to bend and be hard to guide.

im currently having a 24hr PH monitoring and this goes via the nose using a small acid sensing tube.

xtremx
28-02-12, 19:18
Hi stuart39.

No it was a Transnasal Endoscopy. Nice small endoscope easy guided and hardly any discomfit at all. They reckon it is the was forward as it is quicker and no need for sedation.

I went for the endoscopy dreading it as reading all the horror storys but was given to option either via mouth or nose (so i jumped at the choice of the nose) after it was explained to me.

But i wish they had given me some cookies:D

Jelly59
19-08-15, 14:23
Hi,
Just found through google.

I may need another endocospy soon, something I am dreading - I've had 4 & the sedation was rubbish.

Do you know if the transnasal endocospy is available at the Royal Berks Hospital in Reading, if so can I request this test instead of having the scope down my throat?

I am having a lot of pain etc from my stomach lately (I've got pyloric stenosis) but have put off phoning my GP as I'm so scared of having the scope down my throat again.

I am very stressed at the moment.