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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. Tyler Berzin
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is also known as ERCP. 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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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

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more