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I'm 62 years old. I have sleep apnea. I reside in Ontario…

I'm 62 years old...

I'm 62 years old. I have sleep apnea. I reside in Ontario Canada. I have to get an Endoscopy upper gastro and small intestine. I have had no test for sleep apnea however i experience the signs of it. My doctor has not seen me in 3 years and suggested this test. I feel skipping or fluttering with my heart. Is this endoscopy safe to unddrgo especially with the use of heavy sedations like propofol, mizadola and meperidine?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Prevacid for stomach, lorazepam subliminal, Celexa, Primarin topycal, tumeric for inflammation and Robaxacets

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

No just one night i wome up gasping for air about one year ago. At times when i eat my food seems to have trouble going down my stomach. Heart fluttering is not consistent but i feel very fatigued and weak

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He knows i had a pituitary tumour over 15 years ago non-malignant and i was fine after surgery

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3/23/2018
Dr. Jonathan Yilmaz
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Hi, you are speaking with Dr Jonathan. There is no contraindication to getting an endoscopy if you have heart fluttering/skipping. Endoscopies aren't a major procedure. You have nothing to worry about. That being said, I would still just mention it to your doctor if you haven't already.
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