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Castle Rock Endoscopy Discharge Instructions
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Discharge Instructions

The medicine used for sedations will be active in your body for the next 24 hours. You may feel sleepy when you get home. Your judgement, perceptions and coordination are considered impaired until the next day.

3911 Ambrosia St #201
Castle Rock, CO 80109


  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery for the remainder of the day.
  • Do not make important personal/business decisions for 24 hours.
  • Do no do any heavy lifting, straining or heavy work for the remainder of the day.
  • You may resume normal activity tomorrow.
  • You may resume normal activity today.


  • Do not consume beer, wine, alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs including marijuana for 24 hours.
  • Resume diet as usual.
  • Hot fluids are helpful for relief of mild bloating.
  • Follow special diet:_______________________________________


  • Avoid aspirin-based, aspirin-like products/nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs for 4 days, including Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Aleve, Ibuprofen etc. You may take Tylenol.
  • Resume previously prescribed medications.
  • New prescription:________________________________________
  • Avoid sedatives and medicinal marijuana for 24 hours.
  • Resume anticoagulant:___________________________________________
  • Contact your prescribing anticoagulation therapy physician’s office within 3 days for PR/INR and anticoagulation management.

Special Instructions/Considerations:

  • If you had an upper endoscopy, you may have a sore throat. Warm salt water gargles or lozenges are suggested to relive the discomfort. This should improve over the next 24 hours.
  • If you had a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy, you may have abdominal bloating, cramping or soreness. As you pass air, this should be relieved.
  • A localized irritations of the vein may occur at the site of the medication injections. Hot, moist packs to the vein applied 4-6 times per day may reduce pain and irritation. Notify your physician if the area continues to be painful or becomes red and hot to the touch.
  • You will be contacted regarding tissue test results within 2 weeks via letter/phone call.

Call Physician (303-788-8888) (24 hours/7 days), If You Experience Any of the Following:

  • If you had upper endoscopy: any chest pain, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, vomiting of blood, black stools or severe abdominal distention.
  • If you had a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy: severe abdominal distention, cramping or rectal bleeding more than streaking on toilet tissue.
  • Fever-temperature of 100.5 degrees or above.
  • Severe pain that was not present before the procedure.