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Karen I know you wrote this back in June but it is now October and I am 6 days after my endoscopy and I have the exact complaints that you write about in terms of symptoms. Can you tell me what ultimately happened with you? Did the chest discomfort, etc. go away after more time? I have an appointment next week with GI doctor to go over biopsy results so I can discuss it then but I am hoping it will be gone by the two week mark. It gets markedly worse after I eat. Lump in bottom of esophagus area by collarbone and radiating pain in my chest around to my back and my sides.
Hi - it has been 4 months since I had the endoscope and the symptoms have never got better - The lump in the throat feeling - the severe burning sensations - discomfort in the chest etc - It has totally well and truly got me beat. I have done lots and lots of research on the endoscope procedure - I had one back in January also - after that one my pain and symptoms changed - then the same after the one in June - I did read in one article that the endoscope tube can damaged the little valve that sits at the bottom of the esophagus (goes into the stomach)... It may be true or not - But I have to say after each endoscope things changed and escalated - I have sever flare ups - the feeling of pain during eating and swallowing - burning in the whole upper part of the stomach and esophagus - the most current flare up has lasted 3 weeks - when it dies down the pain is easier to cope with - it just never leaves me though - The pain is the oddest feeling and so hard to describe - I have the doctors and the specialists so unsure of what is going on - No medication is working - I have tried and tested many - I am fed up of being fed up - I wish I had a person to share my 'pain' with - I hope your pain gets better - Do please keep in touch - It helps to talk - Karen :wave:
[QUOTE=KarenHaston;4344070]Hi - it has been 4 months since I had the endoscope and the symptoms have never got better - The lump in the throat feeling - the severe burning sensations - discomfort in the chest etc - It has totally well and truly got me beat. I have done lots and lots of research on the endoscope procedure - I had one back in January also - after that one my pain and symptoms changed - then the same after the one in June - I did read in one article that the endoscope tube can damaged the little valve that sits at the bottom of the esophagus (goes into the stomach)... It may be true or not - But I have to say after each endoscope things changed and escalated - I have sever flare ups - the feeling of pain during eating and swallowing - burning in the whole upper part of the stomach and esophagus - the most current flare up has lasted 3 weeks - when it dies down the pain is easier to cope with - it just never leaves me though - The pain is the oddest feeling and so hard to describe - I have the doctors and the specialists so unsure of what is going on - No medication is working - I have tried and tested many - I am fed up of being fed up - I wish I had a person to share my 'pain' with - I hope your pain gets better - Do please keep in touch - It helps to talk - Karen :wave:[/QUOTE]


I don't know if you will read this but I had the same problems after an endoscopy and as I write this I'm in severe burning pain at 3am.

A year ago I went in to finally find out why I am sick to my stomach and have diarrhea all the time. I always thought it was related to my gallbladder being out years before.

Anyway, I finally got the guts to go and get an endoscopy done and immediately the day after I had the worst heartburn of my entire life that lasted for days and days and days and when I didn't have the burning I had the lump feeling in my throat and esophagus. I called my gasto and he said Oh it's your gerd but I told him that I never had this pain or lump feeling before. Eventually the PPI's started to help with the burning and lump feeling, the belching went away as well. I still new I was "not right" my stomach was still worse, but I was thankful the burning went away.


That was until 3 weeks ago, all of a sudden the lump feeling came back and and with it the burning, burping etc.

I'm terrified, I have no health insurance till the end of January and a year ago I was diagnosed with Barrett's, esophagus ulcers, small
Hiatal hernia, and mild gastritis. With being diagnosed with all that I still never EVER had this lump, burning, burping discomfort before the endo! I'm so scared for what this is all doing to my Barrett's.
Hello

I called the hospital after the endoscope to - they said the same to me - 'oh no an endoscope wouldn't cause that pain!' Welll after so much reading I know that is not the case - The specialist I seen in August said to me that people can take a reaction to a foreign object being out inside the body and he advised against any further internal testing for a while - I also thought afterwards I had some kind of infection - inflamation - that is what it felt like - AWFUL - It does aggrivate things - and the lining is so thin and delicate I guess even the best scopist can be a bit of track!

My first one was horrendous - The surgeon was very rough - as soon as he was finished he was on his mobile phone to his wife - 2 feet away from me talking about his day - I honestly could not believe it!

Today I feel really down - the lump feeling and the thick to swallow is really on it's way back up again - There is no rhyme or reason to it. I kept a food diary for 6 months - I cut out everything - put it all back in - nothing made any change - I have tried all the health related things and spend hundreds of pounds - no change. After reading for almost a year I can see how common this is - so many young people suffer - People who are so healthy - it just happens?

I think the scope is the only test to look down the throat - When they do your esophagus they will only go so far though - so it's not back into the stomach - I really would have to think about another full blown scope into the stomach after what happened last time.

It helps to read on the forums online - you then know your so not on your own - It can make you feel a little better to as it often helps with the worry knowing how others deal with things and it is nothing sinister. In January I thought I had stomach cancer and made myself so ill I didn't eat for 6 weeks - it was awful - I don't want to return their again.

My days are like yours - up and down - My life this year has been non existant - I have been home most of the time - I go to work but I just really race home when I'm done - You loose interest in things as you just can't consentrate on things at times. I sound like the picture of doom and gloom! Thanks for your reply - One day - one day - we will be free and get to the bottom of this, much xxx
[QUOTE=KarenHaston;4591078]Hello

I called the hospital after the endoscope to - they said the same to me - 'oh no an endoscope wouldn't cause that pain!' Welll after so much reading I know that is not the case - The specialist I seen in August said to me that people can take a reaction to a foreign object being out inside the body and he advised against any further internal testing for a while - I also thought afterwards I had some kind of infection - inflamation - that is what it felt like - AWFUL - It does aggrivate things - and the lining is so thin and delicate I guess even the best scopist can be a bit of track!

My first one was horrendous - The surgeon was very rough - as soon as he was finished he was on his mobile phone to his wife - 2 feet away from me talking about his day - I honestly could not believe it!

Today I feel really down - the lump feeling and the thick to swallow is really on it's way back up again - There is no rhyme or reason to it. I kept a food diary for 6 months - I cut out everything - put it all back in - nothing made any change - I have tried all the health related things and spend hundreds of pounds - no change. After reading for almost a year I can see how common this is - so many young people suffer - People who are so healthy - it just happens?

I think the scope is the only test to look down the throat - When they do your esophagus they will only go so far though - so it's not back into the stomach - I really would have to think about another full blown scope into the stomach after what happened last time.

It helps to read on the forums online - you then know your so not on your own - It can make you feel a little better to as it often helps with the worry knowing how others deal with things and it is nothing sinister. In January I thought I had stomach cancer and made myself so ill I didn't eat for 6 weeks - it was awful - I don't want to return their again.

My days are like yours - up and down - My life this year has been non existant - I have been home most of the time - I go to work but I just really race home when I'm done - You loose interest in things as you just can't consentrate on things at times. I sound like the picture of doom and gloom! Thanks for your reply - One day - one day - we will be free and get to the bottom of this, much xxx[/QUOTE]


I'm so glad I found this thread I have searched for a year and found very little info about this. It's bitter sweet, I wish none of us have to go through this but since we are it's nice to know we are not alone. I should have known something was up with my endo when a woman came in the office ranting and raving of how horrible things went and demanding her files. The office was full but that should have been clue number one. Second clue was the day of my appt. I waited at the hospital for 4 hours, I had my endo and colonoscopy. I got home at 10pm. I am losing weight now since I can't each much, I find all sweets are a huge No-No. anything spicy, as well. I drink water and tiny meals and sometimes that helps or at the very least does not make it worse.

I have to wonder why my antacid medicine is no longer working after a year being on it. Today I feel the same as right after the endo. I think if I do have another one I will not allow them to go directly into my stomach. I just have to wait till November for the check-up and then Jan. till I can get any tests done. I just worry that my Barrett's is worse and I'm more upset that my second opinion said my doctor did not take enough biopsy so he couldn't actually tell me if I had it or not. I'm in limbo as we all are.

Karen, I wish you the best I do hope you feel better soon, I hope we all do and I'm so glad others seem to be doing better today.. I guess we take one day at a time and keep fighting the good fight. Hugs to all of you.:)





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