What should I expect during bronchoscopy?

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Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
You might feel some discomfort as the bronchoscopy scope is passed through your nose and throat. This will be minimal and it will last only about 10-15 seconds. Usually there is a small amount of bleeding after the test if a biopsy is taken. You may notice that you cough up some blood tinged mucous. This will decrease after a few hours. If the bleeding increases or if it lasts longer than 24 hours, call your doctor.

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