Suggested Consent Language: Endoscopy

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Procedure Language

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Risk Language

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Risks associated with endoscopy include aspiration (choking and/or gagging), sore throat, bleeding, and infection. Infection and bleeding risks may increase if the procedure involves removing a piece of tissue for testing (biopsy) or additional therapeutic procedures. Major complications occur in a small number of people who have endoscopy. The endoscope could puncture or pierce the intestines (less than 1 in 1,000 chances). This could require additional treatment, hospitalization or surgery.