What are the side effects of a bronchoscopy?

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What are the side effects of a bronchoscopy?

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answered Aug 29, 2022 by 12iroanges (25,000 points)
The side effects of a bronchoscopy include fever, collapsed lung and fever.

Fever is a relatively common side effect after bronchoscopy but is not always a sign of infection.

In rare cases, an airway may be injured during bronchoscopy.

Bleeding is also more likely if a biopsy was taken.

Usually though the bleeding from a bronchoscopy is minor and stops without treatment.

Bronchoscopy is not considered surgery because the doctor only sticks a tube down your mouth and throat and does not cut into you.

The bronchoscopy is simply just a medical test that lets your doctor look into your lungs and airways.

The bronchoscopy procedure uses a thin tube with a small camera and light at the end.

The doctor inserts it through your nose or mouth, down your throat, and into your lungs.

Most of the time, the tube for a bronchoscopy is soft and flexible.

You are awake when you have a bronchoscopy although you will be given medication to relax you and be sedated but awake and you will also be given some liquid medicine that numbs your throat and nose.

So you should not feel any pain during the bronchoscopy although there might be some slight discomfort.

The most common complication during a bronchoscopy is airway manipulation/trauma and bleeding.

Other complications that can occur from a bronchoscopy include.

Bleeding.
Infection.
Hole in the airway (bronchial perforation)
Irritation of the airways (bronchospasm)
Irritation of the vocal cords (laryngospasm)
Air in the space between the lung covering (pleural space) that causes the lung to collapse (pneumothorax)

A bronchoscopy biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which a doctor puts a flexible tube that's about as wide as a pencil into your mouth or nose, and from there into your lungs.

 A light and camera then helps guide tiny tools that take cells from your lung out through the tube.

Bronchoscopy can help your doctor diagnose many lung diseases, including infections from bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or tuberculosis.

It can also help find lung inflammation from allergic-type reactions and help diagnose lung cancer or other lung diseases.

After a bronchoscopy there may be some slight pain in the throat or a sore throat and possibly cough, muscle aches and hoarseness which is normal.

You can gargle with warm water or use throat lozenges to help ease the pain and discomfort.

The contraindications of bronchoscopy include.

Uncooperative Patient:
Uncooperative or mentally deranged patients are not suitable candidates for fiberoptic bronchoscopy under local anesthesia.
Acute Myocardial Infarction:
Recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina and serious dysarrhythmias are relative contraindications for a bronchoscopy.
Acute respiratory failure with hypercapnia (unless the patient is intubated and ventilated)
High-grade tracheal obstruction.
Inability to adequately oxygenate the patient during the procedure.
Untreatable life-threatening arrhythmias.

You can eat before a bronchoscopy as long as you stop eating within 4 to 8 hours before the bronchoscopy.

Before your bronchoscopy you'll usually be asked not to eat or drink for four to eight hours before the procedure.

A bronchoscopy can detect TB.

A bronchoscopy is a very reliable method for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis, with low complication rates.

2 hours after the bronchoscopy you can resume eating.

After you have a bronchoscopy you can eat 2 hours after the bronchoscopy.

A bronchoscopy is safe for a child and the child will be sedated during the bronchoscopy.

The child undergoing a bronchoscopy may feel a bit of discomfort but they should not feel any pain.

You can have a bronchoscopy without sedation but doing so can be painful.

It's best to be sedated when you have the bronchoscopy done to avoid any pain and make it more comfortable to have the bronchoscopy done.

A bronchoscopy is an endoscopic technique of visualizing the inside of the airways for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

An instrument is inserted into the airways, usually through the nose or mouth, or occasionally through a tracheostomy.

Bronchoscopy is a procedure a doctor uses to look inside the lungs.

This is done with a bronchoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a light and a lens or small video camera on the end.

A bronchoscopy may be done to diagnose and treat lung problems such as: Tumors or bronchial cancer.

Airway blockage (obstruction) Narrowed areas in airways (strictures)

The bronchoscopy may feel uncomfortable, but it shouldn't hurt.

Your health care team will try to make you as comfortable as possible.

Samples of tissue and fluid may be taken and procedures may be performed using devices passed through the bronchoscope.

Bronchoscopy is done under "conscious" sedation.

You continue to breathe on your own but do not feel the discomfort of having the tube in your mouth or nose.

Bronchoscopy lets your doctor look at your airway through a tube called a bronchoscope.

Afterward, you may feel tired for 1 or 2 days.

Your mouth may feel very dry for several hours after the procedure.

You may also have a sore throat and a hoarse voice for a few days.

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