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What can I expect after ercp?

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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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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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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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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Was diagnosed with symptomstic pancreatic divisum in 07. Ok now. Ercp stenting successful. Have mild duct narrowing. Can i expect a normal lifespan?

Was diagnosed with symptomstic pancreatic divisum in 07. Ok now. Ercp stenting successful. Have mild duct narrowing. Can i expect a normal lifespan?

Yes: Your pancreas functions normally, it is just that the ducts or tubes leaving the pancreas are i a bit different location than normal . This can lead to attacks of pancreatitis ( inflammation of the pancreas). It appears that you have had good treatment and will hopefully not have too many issues in the future. ...Read more

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Having a Balloon Dilation of my Bile Duct for 10 minutes. What can I expect pain wise after this surgery? I'm on narcotics ERCP's b4 caused bad pain.

Having a Balloon Dilation of my Bile Duct for 10 minutes. What can I expect pain wise after this surgery? I'm on narcotics ERCP's  b4 caused bad pain.

Unknown: What does your doctor say about it? Everyone reacts differently to procedures, but your doctor should be able to give you a general idea of what to expect. ...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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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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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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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more