Upper GI Throat Spray Report and Useful Information

Patient Leaflets Team

  • Reference Number: HEY-851/2020
  • 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.
  • A biopsy has been taken to check for a bug in your stomach known as Helicobacter Pylori, which can cause inflammation and ulcers. The results will be ready in 24 hours time. Please ring the unit to check on your results. Your doctor will have the results in 2 – 3 working days.
  • 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……………………………      Sign……………………………………

 

UPPER GI THROAT SPRAY

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Castle Hill Endoscopy Unit

Telephone: (01482) 622065

Useful Information following Upper GI Endoscopy

When can I eat and drink?

Because your throat was sprayed with local anaesthetic you are advised to have a sip of cold water following your procedure to check that your gag reflex has returned. If normal, you may have anything cold to eat or drink.

Nothing hot until:

Are there any after effects of the procedure?

You may have a sore throat for the next 24 – 48 hours; this is quite normal and nothing to worry about.

 

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 or by your family doctor.

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