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What happens after a bronchoscopy?

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The medical team will keep an eye on you for a few hours to make sure you don't have any problems. Your mouth and throat may be numb, but that'll wear off in a few hours. You won't be able to eat or drink until the numbness is gone and you can swallow normally. Start with sips of water and soft foods, like soup.

From: What Is a Bronchoscopy? WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic: “Bronchoscopy.”

American Cancer Society: “Bronchoscopy.”

Chest Foundation: “Bronchoscopy.”

American Lung Association: “Bronchoscopy.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Bronchoscopy.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Bronchoscopy.”

American Cancer Society: “Bronchoscopy.”

Chest Foundation: “Bronchoscopy.”

American Lung Association: “Bronchoscopy.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Bronchoscopy.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 31, 2019

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