A 24-year-old female asked:
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doctor suspects pancreatitis elevated bilirubin swollen bile ducts on liver gall bladder removed in 2009 pain unbearable. what can i do?

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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
ERCP: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure used to identify stones, tumors, or narrowing in the bile ducts. The procedure is done through an endoscope. In addition, it can be accompanied by endoscopic sphincterotomy, which cuts the ampulla of vater allowing for decompression and drainage of the bile duct. A gastroenterologist usually does this procedure under anesthesia.
Answered on Jun 10, 2015
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
One idea: Dr. Fung has given you good advice. In addition, if the pain is chronic as a result of chronic pancreatitis, you may be offered a procedure to cut nerve fibers in the nearby nerve plexus through the stomach wall.
Answered on Apr 13, 2018

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