Colon Entonox Report and Useful Information

Patient Leaflets Team

  • Reference Number: HEY-850/2020
  • Departments: Endoscopy, Upper GI, Upper GI Endoscopy

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient Endoscopy Report and Useful Information

Patient name………………………………………………………………………..

Hospital Number……………………………             Date………………………….

(Nursing staff please delete / indicate as appropriate findings from the endoscopy report)

During the test the endoscopist found you had:-

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • You have been spoken to by the endoscopist regarding your diagnosis.
  • Biopsies have been taken / polyps have been removed. Results take 6 – 8 weeks to report on and will be sent to your Consultant.
  • You have been given an information leaflet.
  • It is necessary for you to have this procedure again.  An appointment has been / will be made for you in………………………………………………..………
  • A clinic appointment with your consultant will be made for you and will arrive in the post.
  • You have been referred to …………………………………………………………
  • A follow up appointment is not necessary.
  • You have been given a letter for your doctor to obtain a prescription.

 

If you have any questions, please ask the nursing staff who will be happy to explain anything you are unsure of.

 

Completed by…………………………….     Signed………………………………

 

COLON ENTONOX

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Castle Hill Endoscopy Unit

Telephone: (01482) 622065

Useful Information following Colonoscopy

 

When can I eat and drink?

You may eat and drink as normal.

 

Are there any after effects of the procedure?

Entonox leaves the system very quickly and as long as you feel well with no dizziness, pain or disorientation, or any other symptoms which may impair physical or cognitive function that may impact you driving; you should be able to drive within 30 minutes after Entonox inhalation.

You may have some mild to moderate windy pains in your abdomen due to wind in your bowel.  If you had a polyp removed or a biopsy taken you may experience a little bleeding.

Although unpleasant these are normal and nothing to worry about, and should stop within 24 hours as you move around.

 

What if I feel unwell after the test?

If you experience any severe abdominal pain, vomiting or you pass more than an egg cup full of red blood, please seek help immediately.

The Endoscopy Unit is open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm, our contact telephone number is (01482) 622065.

Outside of these hours please ring Ward 100 at Hull Royal Infirmary on (01482) 675100, your own doctor or Emergency Department.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything you are worried about after the test.

The full results of your examination will be discussed at your next outpatient appointment.

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