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What is the cause of stiff neck post an endoscopy ?

Hi, I had an endoscopy Tuesday. The next day I had a stiff neck , which has only gotten worse. The back of my head also hurts, and the pain has moved in my neck from one side to the other. I have very little range of motion . I attributed this to the fact that I fell asleep sitting up in bed after the procedure, but am worried that it could be something else.
Asked On : Wed, 11 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Susan,

I am assuming that you had an upper GI scopy. I would suggest that you pay another visit to you doctor for this problem. As pain after an endoscopy can occur as it is an invasive procedure. It could be just a pain that can be treated with pain killers , but in case it is any other complication of an endoscopy such as bleeding or tear it is advisable to get it checked immediately. Your doctor will be able to advise appropriate treatment.

warm wishes
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jeevan Jyot Bahia's  Response
I feel that endoscopy done under mild sedation, you have developed stiff neck due to moscle strain while positioning the scope while the procedure. Do not worry, just take muscle relaxant, some topical pain relieving gel and hot fomentation. If not relieved do get X-ray of the cervical spine.
To me hopefully it is not a reason for any major concern.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Rahul Sharma's  Response
It could be a sever throat infection caused due to the procedure...get a throat swab culture to know the type of infection n antibiotic senstivity
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