HF 7482

Home Care After Your Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

What to Expect

You may notice a mild soreness in your throat. You may wish to gargle with lightly salted water or suck on hard candy.

You may feel full or have gas pains.

At Home

  • You must have an adult take you home. You should not drive today.

  • Do not drink alcohol. Do not take tranquilizers or sleeping pills tonight.

  • Rest today. You may resume normal daily tasks tomorrow.

  • You may resume your routine medicines unless told otherwise.

  • Your doctor will let you know if you need to be on a clear liquid diet, otherwise, start with a light diet today.

  • You may have some soreness and redness at the IV site for a day or two. You can relieve this by placing a warm, moist washcloth over the area. Please contact your primary doctor if this does not improve in a couple of days.

  • Do not make any important personal or business decisions today.

When to Call

  • Vomiting blood

  • Feeling lightheaded

  • Bloody stools

  • New, severe, sharp, or steady pain in your abdomen, neck, or chest

  • Chills or fever over 100°F

  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

Who to Call

If you have questions or concerns within 24 hours of your endoscopic ultrasound, please call the Procedure Center at the number below.

Doctor ________________________

Gastroenterology Procedures
Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(608) 263-8094

After clinic hours, call the paging operator at (608) 262-0486 or 1-800-323-8942. Ask for the Gastroenterology (GI) doctor on call. Leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.