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A few days ago I had an endoscopy to check out my stomach. I must say I was very nervous but really just wanted my throat numbed as I wanted it to be over and done with as quickly as possible. I must say I panicked when my throat was first sprayed, I felt as though I couldn't swallow. However the nurse in charge of me was fantastic and calmed me brilliantly. Once I'd calmed down I lay on my side and the nurse talked to me constantly telling me how to breath. I must say it was over in minutes and I didn't gag at all and it didn't hurt one little bit. I would reccomend any one having this done to just get throat sprayed. I am sure it helped that I had such a wonderful, caring nurse, she was just great.

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Response from University Hospital Of North Durham

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit to the Endoscopy department at UHND. I am very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care you received. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients, and your kind comments will be shared with the Endoscopy department. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Patient Experience Team County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0800 7835774

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