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Nah, just an annoying feeling. Not painful.

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Got my Covid test today , weirdest feeling ever lol

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Yup! It wasn't bad at all. It was mainly weird having something that far up my nose. My tip is breathe in when they are inserting it and stay calm. It's a scratching feeling but it's over fast. Afterwards my eyes watered and nose felt itchy and a mild burn. Within 5-10 minutes it was gone. You got this!

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I had one done Monday for a Tuesday surgery .

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On 5/7/2020 at 2:35 PM, Amanda0911 said:

They are having me do the Covid Test next week before my surgery on the 18th. Has anyone else had it done? Is it horrible? Just trying to prepare myself

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Easy peasy lots of watery eye. I did one for egd and am doing another the 26 before surgery the 28

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They barley stuck the tip in. I was very surprised. It didn't even seem valid, but it met the requirements to get my surgery

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It gets dull over time, but it doesn't hurt, and besides, it is much better and safer than vaccination. I am not ready to get vaccinated even for money because there are a lot of side effects. In my opinion, there is nothing better than passing an express test and showing a negative result. My boss wanted to force me to get vaccinated, but I didn't want to do it and was not ready to lose my job. In the end, I found the perfect compromise. Every morning I had a rapid antibody test (confirmbiosciences.com) so that I could work in the office without hindrance.

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My 13yo son has chronic GI issues and has to have EDGs every 3 months. He's had to get a COVID test before every one for the last 16 months (6ish times total...?). He says that it makes his eyes Water and feels like he got a little water up his nose, but its not as miserable as people make it out to be (his words, not mine). I will have to do one ahead of my surgery and having watched him do it like a champ half a dozen times, I'm sure it'll be just fine!

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I have had several Covid tests. They really aren't bad at all. It's a minor inconvenience for a test to make having this procedure possible. I'm having surgery on the 12th and my Covid test is the 10th.

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I had to have one a week before and day of, it was the worst part of the surgery🤣

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I had a Covid test for a surgery I had in December and it was a pretty bad experience. Maybe it was because I have a deviated septum (never been diagnosed, just suspected by nurses at different times) I ended up bleeding, hurting, and it was a mess. Now I know to warn them. I am going to ask about the throat swabs some of y'all are talking about, that would be much better. Most people are fine with the covid test tho, OP. I wouldn't worry. Good luck!

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I've had 4 of them now. I had 3 surgeries and one EGD since January 2020 so I had to get tested each time.
As a nurse I've done this type of swab on countless people and a lot of them really hate it, but I don't find it too bad. It is uncomfortable and weird. The last one did give me a nosebleed, but didn't really hurt.
It's over quick at least!

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