• Has anyone had Endoscopic Ultrasound procedure? If so, were you kept awake during procedure and was it painful?

    Asked by susie54 on Friday, April 20, 2012

    Has anyone had Endoscopic Ultrasound procedure? If so, were you kept awake during procedure and was it painful?

    I have Neurendocrine tumor found in Liver and all scans and tests thus far have been unable to locate Primary tumor. Now am scheduled for EUS and wanted to know if anyone has been in same predictament and if having EUS helped to make that final determintion in locating primary tumor.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I can only say I had a Ultrasound to check something out on my gall bladder, I'm not sure if it was the same your referring to or not. But I was totally awake, nothing to it, rub a little gel on you and rub the scan head on you. Yours sounds more involved. maybe someone with more experience with that will help. good luck in your treatment! We wish you the best.

      over 4 years ago
    • dougbank's Avatar

      You are NOT kept awake during any endoscopic procedure. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards.

      over 4 years ago
    • gdytko's Avatar

      I have had all of them. The Endoscope Ultrasound is a camera sent down your throat and is bigger than the regular Endoscopy, which is just a small camera on a long tube-like instrument. For both of these procedures, I was put out. When I woke up from the Ultrasound endoscopy, my throat hurt a little bit for a few days. It has a bigger tube than the basic Endoscopy, which just takes camera pictures. The Ultrasound one has more stuff inside it for the images to show more detail. The procedure is really no big deal, it takes up to a couple hours and had to have someone drive me home.

      The pain was not very bad, it felt like a basic sore throat. You could request to stay awake during the procedure, but why? You have a tube being placed down your throat with a camera. You get to see all the images afterward. Being awake for that would be worse in my eyes. I have to have the opposite end looked at also soon, and I definately don't want to be awake for that, "the colonoscopy." They're going to have to tie me down and drug me up!!! Lol

      over 4 years ago
    • Blue's Avatar

      When I had the ultrasound endoscopy, I was put into a light sleep with local sedatives. Didn't feel a thing.

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Well, if I would have paid attention to the question I would have known I didn't have this done. I have an Endoscope done every time I go to the dr. I had no idea they done an ultrasound the same way. I can promise you if they ever want to do one of those on me, I will be asleep. I just about gag every time they scope me, even with the numbing spray. I am a serious gagger. I warn all the new drs. some don't listen, some have been sprayed.

      over 4 years ago
    • jacquiepurple's Avatar

      I had this done and was put under. It was not painful. It does really help the doctors. I was scheduled for surgery the day before my procedure was done and it was during the procedure that they found another tumor and then cancelled the surgery that was scheduled. I willbeing praying for you! Hang in there! :)

      over 4 years ago
    • purplekathy46's Avatar

      Hi Suzie 54, My husband just had it done they gave him a mild sedative and he slept through the whole proceedure just complained about his throat being a little sore afterwards they told him to suck on some candy or throat lozenges. Keeping you in my thoughts

      over 4 years ago

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