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I am having an ercp procedure in the next few days. What should I expect?

I am having an ercp procedure in the next few days. What should I expect?

Sedation: If you are sedated appropriately, the procedure should be comfortable and you will likely not remember it. You should feel 100% comfortable knowing the risk and benefits of undergoing this procedure before having it done. Talk to your GI specialist if you have any questions before the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Ricker
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (Definition)

Tube inserted orally or nasally, down esophagus, through stomach to duodenum, then slight turn into the commond duct so that a pictures can be taken and/or contrast injected into the ductwork to see if there are blockages of the common duct (from gall bladder) or ...Read more


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What should I expect if I am about to get the ercp procedure in the next few days?

What is an ERCP?: Ercp=endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. This is an endoscopic test by which a small catheter is inserted into the papilla (opening of pancreatic & bile ducts) from the duodenum, thru which radiographic dye is injected. X-rays are taken to image the bile & pancreatic ducts. The technique permits stone extraction, sphincter enlargement, stent placement, more. ...Read more

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What is an ercp procedure?

What is an ERCP?: Ercp=endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. This is an endoscopic test by which a small catheter is inserted into the papilla (opening of pancreatic & bile ducts) from the duodenum, thru which radiographic dye is injected. X-rays are taken to image the bile & pancreatic ducts. The technique permits stone extraction, sphincter enlargement, stent placement, more. ...Read more

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What is the procedure known as ercp?

What is the procedure known as ercp?

A type of endoscopy: An ERCP is a specialised type of interventional endoscopy for visualising and managing biliary and pancreatic duct pathology.

It involves a per-oral scope and a combination of endoscopic and radiological visualisation of the biliary and/or pancreatic ducts.

Various interventions for tissue and cell sampling, management of obstruction and removal of ductal stones are possible. ...Read more

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When you get pancreatitis from ercp procedure will you get it again? Or are you prone to get it again from other things?

No: Post Ercp pancreatitis is a common self-limited complication of this procedure that should resolve. Gallstones and alcohol are the most common causes of recurrent pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What's the alternative to ercp procedure to remove bile stone?

What's the alternative to ercp procedure to remove bile stone?

Diagnose vs. therapy: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) or eus (endoscopic ultrasound) are sensitive alternatives to finding biliary stones. However, when it comes to removing stones in the bile ducts, a procedure is needed: ERCP (as you already know), percutaneous techniques via interventional radiology, or surgical duct exploration & stone extraction. When choosing, consider your age & comorbidities. ...Read more

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Can a general surgeon do the following procedure: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)?

GI doctor: It is typically a gastroenterologist who does ercp's. It is pretty rare that a general surgeon will do an ercp. ...Read more

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I just had an ERCP about 7 hours ago and I woke up from a nap with diarrhea and cramps by my liver. Is this normal after this type of procedure?

I just had an ERCP about 7 hours ago and I woke up from a nap with diarrhea and cramps by my liver. Is this normal after this type of procedure?

Not usual: This is not usual after an ercp and the cramping discomfort is probably due to intestinal activity related to the diarrheal movements and not due to liver inflammation. Nevertheless it's best to notify the gastroenterologist who performed your procedure if the discomfort persists,especially if it worsens or if abdominal tenderness,vomiting or fever is present. For mild diarrhea avoid harsh roughag ...Read more

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ERCP done, post procedure was SOD2P w/mild pancreatic duct dilatation. ? Does SOD2P mean? They did a stent also.

ERCP done, post procedure was SOD2P w/mild pancreatic duct dilatation. ? Does SOD2P mean? They did a stent also.

Probably : that abbreviation probably refers to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, type 2, which is an abnormal squeezing of the sphincter at the end of the bile duct. It sounds like your endoscopist treated it with a stent. Hopefully that will help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in ercp procedures, is the contrast used: ionic or non- ionic?

Can you tell me in ercp procedures, is the contrast used: ionic or non- ionic?

Mostly nonionic: In most institutions in today's world non ionic contrast is used. You should ask this question of person performing study, ...Read more

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What can I expect after ercp?

Quick Recovery: Most patients experience only a small amount of pain and bloating in the immediate recovery period. The procedure is generally tolerated very well. Some people with have a sore throat, nausea or vomiting and a very small number will develop pancreatitis as a result of the procedure, but this complication is relatively unlikely. ...Read more

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What is an ercp like?

What is an ercp like?

Ercp: It is an endoscopic procedure where a small catheter is inserted in your bile duct or pancreatic duct to diagnosed or treat , stones , strictures or blockage. You need to select an expert to perform that procedure. ...Read more

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How many are to many ercp?

How many are to many ercp?

It depends: Repeated ercps can sometimes be required to deal with recurrent or difficult-to-treat problems (i.e. Recurrent bile duct stones or a slow-to-improve narrowing in the bile duct). So, in certain settings, numerous ercps may be required to definitively treat a problem. In most cases, however, ERCP is a one-time procedure to address a specific problem. ...Read more

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What preparation is required for ercp?

What preparation is required for ercp?

ERCP: My god, yes. There is ine GI in the area that does them with few indications. Complications are bleeding, pancreatitis, infection, perforation and death. ...Read more

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Are there any known complications from ercp?

Yes: The most common complication associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the development of pancreatitis after the procedure. This complication occurs in about 5% of people who undergo the procedure. Other complications include damage to the intestines, bleeding, and problems with the contrast dye or anesthesia used. ...Read more

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What are some possible complications of ercp?

What are some possible complications of ercp?

Several potential: The main ones are related to sedation risk, bleeding, infection, perforation, pancreatitis. Risks can vary with experience of the operator, and complexity of the case. ...Read more

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Will I feel normal immediately after my ercp?

Sedation lasts a bit: It will take some time for the sedatives given for the procedure to wear off. You might be groggy for the rest of the day. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons for performing ercp?

Reasons for ERCP: Possibilities: jaundice with the suggestion of blockage in the bile system, many other sources of pancreatic or biliary disease - eg gallstones in duct, pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, pseudocyst formation, evaluation of the sphincter between intestine and bile or pancreaitc ducts... In general, this invasive test with real possible side-effects, should only be done for a sound reason. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more