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Will I be able to drive home following my upper endoscopy?

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No. You will need to bring a responsible adult with you to take you home after the endoscopy. You should not drive or operate machinery for the rest of the day of the procedure to ensure that the sedative effects have worn off.

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease s: "Upper GI Endoscopy." 

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Alerts: ''What to Expect From Your Endoscopy.''

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

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SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease s: "Upper GI Endoscopy." 

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Alerts: ''What to Expect From Your Endoscopy.''

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

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