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Reason and solution for restricted breathing after endoscopy?

Hello Dr. Grief, My wife recently had an endoscopy and she has had restricted breathing ever since the procedure, about 3 months now. She is very scared and desperate to find resolution to this problem. She said it feels like someone has their hands around her neck 24/7. We think it is her epiglottis , which is almost completely covering her glottis at rest. My wife had a pulmanary scope this moring, but the doctor wants an ENT specialist to take a look at her epiglottis. What are your thoughts? Would you happen to know if damage from a scope is common or possible?
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response

Endoscopy is not well tolerated by many patients, and I think this is the case of your wife. Perhaps the scratches of the endoscope or the drug used as local anesthetic were not well-tolerated from her.

Please be patient until you get the final opinion from ENT specialist without precipitate to un-appropriate solutions.

All the best!
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