I'm hoping someone can offer some advise and reassurance please. I had my six monthly appointment with consultant today. He told me my platelets were low and has arranged an endoscopy to check for varices. I have chosen to just have my throat numbed as I don't want to be sedated. I asked him what the outcome would be if I have varices and he said we'll worry about that after the procedure ! He also gave me a fibroscan and just said it was fine.! Should I have asked more ? Is endoscopy really horrible and should I be worried about varices ? Sorry to ask all this but I'm scared especially after what happened to my sister (she had a liver transplant last week after acute liver failure ). Many thanks,in anticipation,for all advise offered.