Advice following the procedure:

  • Mild discomfort and irritation may occur in the throat as a result of the gastroscopy. This should subside within 24 - 48 hours.
  • You may experience some pain and/or bruising at the injection site - this should settle without treatment.

If you have had sedation for this procedure:

The drugs used may still be in your system.

You must make sure you have a responsible adult to care for you at home after the procedure.

Until the following morning you should not:

  • Drive a vehicle, ride a bicycle or operate machinery
  • Make any important decisions
  • Sign legal documents
  • Drink alcohol