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I had cancer 6 years ago and had frequent scopes where a camera went down my nose to my vocal cords. Sometimes they didn't have any numbing solution and I had to do it without, and it was brutal. I might have to go for a scope in a month or two and I'm absolutely dreading it.

Can anyone relate?
Lammchen [QUOTE="JustSomeGuy, post: 136056, member: 479"] The first time I had a gastroscopy I didn't get...