Flexible nasopharyngoscopy/laryngoscopy is a method of examining the of the voice box, throat structures, and back of the nose to evaluate for any problems. The examiner navigates a small flexible fiber-optic tube (smaller than a spaghetti strand) through your nasal passage in order to view the structure and function of these areas. The nose is usually numbed before procedure. Because the endoscope must pass through your nose, the examination may cause some minor discomfort, including watering of the eyes and a sensation of wanting to sneeze. Occasionally some individuals experience light-headedness. If this procedure becomes too unpleasant for any reason, it will be terminated at your request. If you have any questions concerning this examination, please do not hesitate to ask the examiner. 

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