Relief of discomfort

For the first 24 hours your child may need regular paracetamol and/or ibuprofen. The ward nurses will advise you before discharge. If your child is in a lot of pain and pain relief does not seem to help after 48 hours then you need advice from your GP.

Further Advice

A gastroscope has been passed into your stomach. You may experience some wind pain for some time after the procedure because of the gas used during the procedure – this will settle

You can resume a normal diet and your normal medication when you return home, unless advised otherwise.


Tissue Samples have been taken for analysis. You should get the results in a few weeks. The results will also be sent to your Consultant and your GP.


Complications are very rare, but it is important to recognise the signs. If you experience severe abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, chills or a large bleed.

A small amount of blood and a generalised ache is to be expected following a biopsy

It will be necessary for you to have this procedure again in ………………… Weeks / Months /Years. However if you have further symptoms / problems in the meantime please see your GP.

Review: 02/24