Endoscopy/Colonoscopy side effects? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 06-03-2010, 03:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
wytchywoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The Room of Requirement
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi all,
My 17 yo is going for an endo/colonoscopy with biopsies next week. Is there any thing I should be aware of during the recuperative period? Has anyone had anything like this done, or done to their kids? How long did it take for you to be back up and around again? Anything weird you experienced?
TIA,
Wytchy

M : proud mama to B (16) : and G (8) and : x 2 :
wytchywoman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 6 Old 06-03-2010, 04:12 PM
 
MotherWhimsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just a bit of a sore throat for my kid. He doesn't eat by mouth so it didn't affect anything much, but I've heard that some times they don't want to eat for a day or so just because it's uncomfortable. It didn't really seem to bother my guy much at all and he was back to normal that afternoon.
MotherWhimsey is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 06-04-2010, 01:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
wytchywoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The Room of Requirement
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for letting me know. I'll plan to have some popsicles and Cepacol on hand.

M : proud mama to B (16) : and G (8) and : x 2 :
wytchywoman is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 06-04-2010, 09:49 AM
 
OdinsMommy0409's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 408
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have had them frequently since 14yo. He'll probably have a bit of a sore throat (postnasal drip rather than strep for comparison) from the endoscope, and he may have some extra gas from the colonoscopy.

And, his overall recovery from the grogginess will really just depend on the meds used and how he tolerates them. I'm usually back to normal within 2-3 hours after the procedures, but I still take it easy the rest of the day due to the lengthy fasting and cleansing.

Wife to Chris 12/27/07. DS1 Earth Day 2009 (4/22). DS2 March 6th, 2012. nocirc.gif saynovax.gif winner.jpg femalesling.GIFfamilybed2.gif  vbac.gif

OdinsMommy0409 is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 06-04-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Violet2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,711
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've never had soreness from an endoscopy so ymmv. Never had any issues with a colonoscopy.

By the time either procedure is done, the worst is over. He'll be groggy and take a really loooooong, pleasant nap.

V

Happy Momma to DD (almost 3) Fall Coleslaw -- Simple Italian Stuffed Peppers -- - Fall Toddler Activities.- We Made a Play Kitchen Selling gently used books on all topics here.
Violet2 is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 06-04-2010, 02:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
wytchywoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The Room of Requirement
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks ladies for your input. I appreciate it.

M : proud mama to B (16) : and G (8) and : x 2 :
wytchywoman is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off