An endoscopy is usually a safe procedure, and the risk of serious complications is very low.
Possible complications include:
Sedation is usually safe, but it can occasionally cause complications, including:
Contact your GP if you notice any signs of infection in the area where the endoscope was inserted.
Signs of infection include:
Other signs of apossible complication after having an endoscopy include:
Contact your GP or visit your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department immediately if you notice any of these signs and symptoms.
Find out what an endoscopy is, including when it's used, how it's carried out, and the associated risks.
Endoscopies are usually carried out at local hospitals, although some larger GP surgeries may also offer the procedure. Before having an endoscopy Depending on what part of your body is being examin
An endoscopy is usually a safe procedure, and the risk of serious complications is very low. Possible complications include: an infection in a part of the body the endoscope is used to examine this
An endoscopy can be used to: investigate unusual symptoms help perform certain types of surgery An endoscope can also be used to remove a small sample of tissue for further analysis. This is know