I saw my doctor today. We discussed my ongoing problems with GERD, and since I've never had one, he gave me a referral for an endoscopic examination, mainly to check for Barrett's Esophagus, which I know can lead to cancer. I've read about this test, and my doctor described it to me, but I'd like to hear from those who have gone through it. One thing that concerns me is that my throat already feels pretty raw all the time, probably from the acid, and I understand that the endoscope can irritate the throat even more. If that was a problem for anybody who has had this test, did the sore throat last very long? If so, how did you deal with it? Thanks. --Laura R.M.