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Can I undergo an endoscopy procedure while having a severe cold and cough?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I am having an endoscopy tomorrow to view larynx, throat, etc. I have developed a servere cold and lots of coughing this weekend. should I go ahead with the endoscopy tomorrow. it really scares me that I will cough during the procedure.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, endoscopy is possible.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your question.

I can understand your concern.

Yes, endoscopy is possible.

Usually, we do an endoscopy in conscious sedation. For this midazolam is given. And this drug suppresses a cough and makes procedure smooth.

So no need to worry much.

Go and get it done.

Hope I have solved your query.

Wish you good health.

Regards,
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist


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