Friday, July 30, 2010

Bronchoscopy resulty when i will get and what we can do after the test

After the test

If you are still sleepy from the sedation you will be left to rest in the ward or unit where a nurse is always present. Because your throat will be numbed it is not safe to eat or drink in case it is inhaled. Your swallowing reflex should return to normal in about three hours. After the test you may have a slight nosebleed and if you have had a biopsy taken you may find streaks of blood in your phlegm. This will usually pass within the next 24 hours and is nothing to worry about. Any soreness in the throat or a hoarse voice will also ease within a day or so.

If you are going home the same day as the test it is essential that someone comes to pick you up. Once home, rest quietly for the remainder of the day. The sedation lasts longer than you think so you should not:

drive a car
operate machinery
drink alcohol
By the following day the effects of the sedation should have worn off and you should be able to resume normal activities.

When do I know the result?

In many cases the doctor will be able to tell you the results of the test as soon as you are awake. However, if tissue has been taken for analysis it may be several days before the results are known. If you are going home after the test it is a good idea to have someone with you when you speak to the doctor. Because of the sedation, many people find they forget what has been said to them. Details of necessary treatment should be discussed with the doctor who recommended you to have the test.

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