I had throat pain after an upper endoscopy with difficulty swallowing and talking. Please help.

Q. Will upper endoscopy cause throat pain, and difficulty in swallowing?

Answered by
Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 16, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 03, 2023

Hi doctor,

I had an upper endoscopy performed four days ago. My throat slightly hurt afterward, as I was told it would. However, the pain seems to be getting worse. Now it is painful for me to swallow and talk. I was told my throat should be sore for one or two days. I am not sure this is significantly normal since the pain is increasing over time. Is this something I should be worried about? What should I do at this point? Do I need to see my specialist? In addition, ever since the procedure, I have been feeling these short but frequent sharp pains on my lower back's left and right sides. How could this pain be connected to the effect of the procedure I performed?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Can you share the endoscopy report and video with us? The pain you are experiencing in the throat and back could be due to the primary disease or any unforeseen complication of the procedure. Could you elaborate on what made you get the procedure done first? Were you given any medicines after the procedure? Do you have any burning sensation in the throat? Do you have any fever or swelling? Temporarily I suggest an anesthetic antacid combination syrup like Mucaine gel (Oxetacaine, Aluminium Hydroxide, and Milk of magnesia) two teaspoons thrice daily, especially after meals. I also suggest Rabeprazole 40 mg, one tablet twice daily before meals. I hope you find it helpful. Kind regards.

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