After you have
an endoscopic ultrasound—a test to look for problems in the stomach, liver, gallbladder, and other organs—you will stay at the hospital or
clinic for 1 to 2 hours. This will allow the medicine to wear off. You will be
able to go home after your doctor or nurse checks to make sure you are not
having any problems.
You may have a sore throat
for a day or two after the test.
This care sheet gives you a
general idea about what to expect after the test.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure
to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
August 9, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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