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Moving to the Recovery Room After Upper Endoscopy

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Presentation: EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
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After the procedure you will be closely monitored in the recovery room or return to your hospital room. If this was done as an outpatient procedure, you will remain in the clinic area for about one hour. If a procedure was done that requires more observation, you may stay in the hospital overnight.
During this time, you may feel slightly bloated from the air that was placed in your stomach during the examination. Your throat may also feel numb and slightly sore. You should expect this to last 2 to 4 hours.
You will stay in recovery long enough for the drugs that make you sleepy to wear off and to be sure that you are recovering normally. Remember that your healthcare provider wants you to recover without any problems. So be sure to report anything that does not feel normal or "right."

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