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 to 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 Your Doctor

  • 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 

Phone Numbers

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.

If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns.