Flexible Bronchoscopy

Care After

These instructions give you information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your doctor may also give you specific instructions. Call your doctor if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE

  • Do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours after your test.

  • After 2 hours have passed, eat soft food and drink liquids slowly.

  • The day after the test, go back to eating as normal.

  • Continue normal activities.

  • Keep all doctor visits if tissue samples (biopsies) were taken.

Finding out the results of your test

Ask when your test results will be ready. Make sure you get your test results.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You get lightheaded.

  • You get short of breath.

  • You feel like you are going to pass out (faint).

  • You have chest pain.

  • You cough up blood.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.