problems in the lungs, windpipe, and bronchial area
Hey there, are you consulted for Bronchoscopy? Or Are you afraid of treating your relative who had Bronchoscopy? Leave the worries, today in this article I am going to describe the whole process and answers the question that mostly asked by the patients and their relatives. So without further adieu let us get into the matter.
What is Bronchoscopy?
Bronchoscopy is an endoscopic technique used by the doctors to diagnose the reasons for the symptoms or problems in the lungs, windpipe, and bronchial area. Bronchoscopy is usually used to find tumors, cancers, or any other problems in the lungs. It is a common procedure for every breathing problem. A bronchoscope is a tiny flexible tube which has attached light and micro camera. During the process the bronchoscope is inserted through your mouth, following by your windpipe, bronchial to the lungs. The images taken by the cameras are printed on the monitor. Doctors diagnose the result based on the image.
How long the Bronchoscopy takes?
The whole Bronchoscopy may take four hours, including the preparation. The main procedure lasts for 30 or 60 minutes. It may differ based on the complexity.
Can I breathe during Bronchoscopy?
Yes, you can breathe during the Bronchoscopy, the patients with asthma or any other breathing trouble may feel hard to breathe. A gel-like fluid will be given to make you breathe easily. It may taste bitter.
How long it takes to recover from Bronchoscopy?
After the process you may feel tired, you will be kept in the recovery or observation ward for the next 45 to 90 minutes. Your mouth may feel sore and dry for 1 or 2 days. Sometimes your voice may change during the recovery period.
Can I eat Before the Bronchoscopy?
No, you are not allowed to eat or take any other medicine before the 6 hours of the starting of the process. And you are not allowed to drink before 2 hours of the procedures. If you need to take medicine for diabetes or any other diseases then you should inform them to the doctor.
Can I eat after the Bronchoscopy procedure?
You shouldn't drink or eat for the first 1 or 2 hours of the recovery period. After it is advised to intake fluid foods like juice, water, soup, etc… After 1 or 2 days by your full recovery, you can return to your old diet.
Can I drink Alcohol after Bronchoscopy?
No, you shouldn’t. You are not allowed to drink alcohol for 1 or 2 more days after the Bronchoscopy. And you shouldn’t take any other drugs also.
Is Bronchoscopy painful?
No, you will be given 1 or 2 seductive. So you shouldn’t feel the pain, the doctor will ask whether you feel the pain in the shoulder, chest, in back. If you feel the pain you should say it to the doctor.
Will I feel asleep during the process?
You will be given seductive to make you feel comfortable, you will be in the drowsy state where you can see the process but you won't feel any pain.
Can I drive after the Bronchoscopy?
You shouldn't drive, and you can't as the seductive will be effective. You should call someone to drive you home. And you should not take a flight for the next 1 or 2 days.
Can I return to work after Bronchoscopy?
No, you should take 1 or 2 days off. And you shouldn't sign any legal document or take any important decision for the first 24 hours or at least you should wait for the seductive to become ineffective.
How many days will it take to get the result of Bronchoscopy?
It will normally take 2 to 3 days to get the result. If you didn’t get the results then you should call the doctor for the result.
What are the side effects of the Bronchoscopy?
You will be completely recovered from the Bronchoscopy; you may feel tired of the throat pain for the first two days. But if you feel pain more than a week then you should consult the experts to know the reason.
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