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Your child had an upper GI endoscopy. Your doctor used a thin, lighted tube that bends to look at the inside of your child's esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum.
You'll probably be able to take your child home after his or her medicine wears off. This takes 1 to 2 hours.
Your child may have a sore throat for a day or two after the test.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover. But each child recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to help your child get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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