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    Deifersmum
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    Hi all, sorry it’s been so long since I’ve been on the site but a lot has happened. We recently moved back to the North West and, as a result had to find a friendly doctor, which I’m glad to say we did. As a result of this she sent me for baseline bloods for thyroid, B12 etc, etc, and unfortunately something showed up in my blood test and she sent me to a consultant. He want’s to do a series of test one of which is for an upper GI endoscopy. My question is this, has anyone else had an endoscopy post gastric bypass and, if so what was it like? The nurse wasn’t sure if it would complicate things, by the sound of it she hadn’t met many bariatric surgery patients and she was unsure as to whether they would be able to do this procedure. Any advice would be gratefully received.

    It’s good to be back.

    Love to you.

    Lesley
    xxxxx:israel:

    #53563
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @Deifersmum 33276 wrote:

    Hi all, sorry it’s been so long since I’ve been on the site but a lot has happened. We recently moved back to the North West and, as a result had to find a friendly doctor, which I’m glad to say we did. As a result of this she sent me for baseline bloods for thyroid, B12 etc, etc, and unfortunately something showed up in my blood test and she sent me to a consultant. He want’s to do a series of test one of which is for an upper GI endoscopy. My question is this, has anyone else had an endoscopy post gastric bypass and, if so what was it like? The nurse wasn’t sure if it would complicate things, by the sound of it she hadn’t met many bariatric surgery patients and she was unsure as to whether they would be able to do this procedure. Any advice would be gratefully received.

    It’s good to be back.

    Love to you.

    Lesley
    xxxxx:israel:

    It’s GREAT to have you back, Lesley!

    So glad you have found a nice doctor. It makes so much difference doesn’t it?

    I had an upper GI endoscopy at The Queen Alexandra Hospital at about 8 months out. I was sedated and have to say that I didn’t feel a thing but I could hear myself belching! It was absolutely fine and made a diagnosis much easier (tiny hernia which was sorted there and then with a little balloon thingy) Can you tell I’m not a clinician haha?

    I was done and dusted and at home with a brew in a matter of hours. Someone had to drive me there and back though.

    I’m sure there will be others on here who will be able to give you more info on it all.

    It really is great to have you back 😉

    Doodah x

    #53566
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi doodah
    Thanks for your reply, its put my mind at rest, I just didn’t want to agree to anything that would put the GB at risk in any way and knowing how the plumping is now wasn’t sure if an endoscopy was even possible but if you’ve had it, and all’s well then I will no doubt find something else to worry about, I’m sure if I try hard enough I will find something !!!! lol It’s good to be back I’ve missed you bariatric brothers and sisters.

    Thanks again Doodah,
    Lots of love
    Lesley
    xxxxx

    #53567
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Hi

    i would make sure the person actually doing endoscopy knows you have had a bypass so they know what to expect and know there was not be a stomach as they know it, as long as they know and know to go slowly you should be fine.

    Give them your teams contact number so they can call them for advice if needed.

    Paul

    #53564
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Paul, that’s a great point. We should always let anyone who is treating us know that we have had bariatric surgery so that they don’t think we are harbouring an alien in our stomachs! Seriously though, it is always best to make clinical people aware of what you’ve had done.

    I think there should be a bracelet like the ones you have for diabetes. I have two already – one for steroid user and the other for COPD/Asthma. They are cheap as chips (or free at your clinic) and can save lives. Maybe we should get a bariatric surgery one designed and made?!

    It’s so good to have you back, Lesley. I’m glad you felt that you can always come here, no matter how long you have been away. People have surgery and go off to have exciting, new lives. That’s exactly what is supposed to happen. But we are all here for you when you want to pop in for a visit!

    Doodah x

    #53568
    Lelly
    Member

    @Doodah 33285 wrote:

    Paul, that’s a great point. We should always let anyone who is treating us know that we have had bariatric surgery so that they don’t think we are harbouring an alien in our stomachs! Seriously though, it is always best to make clinical people aware of what you’ve had done.

    I think there should be a bracelet like the ones you have for diabetes. I have two already – one for steroid user and the other for COPD/Asthma. They are cheap as chips (or free at your clinic) and can save lives. Maybe we should get a bariatric surgery one designed and made?!

    It’s so good to have you back, Lesley. I’m glad you felt that you can always come here, no matter how long you have been away. People have surgery and go off to have exciting, new lives. That’s exactly what is supposed to happen. But we are all here for you when you want to pop in for a visit!

    Doodah x

    Brilliant idea!

    #53565
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    I’m going to look into it. How to get one made up. My Sister sings with the Military Wives and they have ones saying ‘Stronger Together’ so will pick her brains. Leave it with me….

    Doodah x

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