In some cases, you may also need antibiotics to reduce the risk of an infection. If you're taking a medicine to thin your blood, such as warfarin or clopidogrel, you may need to stop taking it for a few days before having an endoscopy.
Signs of infection include: redness, pain or swelling a discharge of fluids or pus a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above Other signs of a possible complication after having an endoscopy include: Contact your GP or visit your nearest accident and emergency (A E). Only small incisions are made during laparoscopic surgery, which means it's less painful afterwards and you'll recover more quickly. Is this a trick of the light or could this be the ghost of a medieval bishop lurking in the corner of a medieval church?