Caring for Your Child after an Upper Endoscopy
What to Expect
Your child may notice a mild soreness in her throat. She may wish to gargle with lightly salted water or suck on hard candy.
Your child may have a feeling of fullness or gas pains.
- Rest today. Your child may resume her normal daily routine tomorrow.
- Your child may resume her routine medicines unless told otherwise.
- Your child may resume her normal diet.
- 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.
- Do not make any important decisions today or return to school.
Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has
- vomited blood
- bloody stools
- chest pain
- abdominal pain
- fever or chills
If you have questions or concerns, please call your child’s doctor or the Pediatric GI Clinic.
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.
The Spanish version of this Health Facts for You is #7102.
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 01/25/2013
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