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Endoscopic Ultrasonography
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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Endoscopic Ultrasonography Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no test is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have EUS, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Mild sore throat for 1-2 days
  • Reaction to sedatives
  • Regurgitation of stomach contents into the lungs
  • Damage to digestive tract

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Advanced age
  • Having other medical conditions

Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the test.

Call Your Doctor

After the test, call your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Pain or discomfort that does not go away or worsens
  • Vomiting blood, blood in stool, or dark black stool
  • Indigestion
  • New or unusual symptoms

In case of emergency, CALL 911.

 
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