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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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I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week? Anything I should do the few days just before surgery?

I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week? Anything I should do the few days just before surgery?

Check with dr: Your doctor will give you instructions on what medication you can take and when you need to stop drinking/eating before the procedure. ...Read more

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I am getting a lumbar puncture in a month to test for ms. what should I expect during and the next few days after it?

I am getting a lumbar puncture in a month to test for ms. what should I expect during and the next few days after it?

Could get headache.: It's not unusual to get a post-LP headache, which can feel pretty strong and heavy. It's related to the volume of fluid removed, and is treatable. Not a guarantee, but that could happen. Most people tolerate them just fine. Good luck with everything. ...Read more

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I recently had my bladder cancer return after11 years. I am waiting for a cystoscopy what should I be doing for the next couple of weeks while i wait?

I recently had my bladder cancer return after11 years. I am waiting for a cystoscopy  what should I be doing for the next couple of  weeks while i wait?

Stay healthy: If you are waiting for your resection, not much that you can do other than to take the best care of yourself. Eat well with healthier foods, rest, avoid food or medications that may thin your blood. If your feeling ill, get checked quickly so you don't miss your procedure date. If you smoke, quit! best of luck. ...Read more

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I had an open operation to remove uterine fibriod a month ago and I am on my first period after the operation which is now 12 days and still counting. Is this normal or do I need to see a Doctor?

I had an open operation to remove uterine fibriod a month ago and I am on my first period after the operation which is now 12 days and still counting. Is this normal or do I need to see a Doctor?

Right on the edge: Having a period about a month after uterine surgery is expected, and bleeding for a longer duration, up to 12 days, would be within the normal range. However, if it keeps going another couple of days, that is now 2 weeks or more, I would contact your doctor. Good question....thanks for writing. Take care:) ...Read more

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I am planning to going away for a week a few days after my Gallbladder removal with long days and lots of walking. Is this advisable? what to expect?

I am planning to going away for a week a few days after my Gallbladder removal with long days and lots of walking. Is this advisable? what to expect?

Less activity: It may be too soon to entertain vigorous physical activity just days after surgery. It would be prudent to consult with your doctor before making plans. ...Read more

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Having gallbladder removal surgery in three days. Just starting to get a cold. Can operation still be performed? Thank you.

Having gallbladder removal surgery in three days. Just starting to get a cold. Can operation still be performed? Thank you.

Speak to the surgeon: Most of the time elective ( non urgent ) surgery will be cancelled and rescheduled , speak to your surgeon , after evaluation surgeon and anesthesiologist will decide to cancel or not to cancel the procedure , ...Read more

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I am scheduled to speak to a surgeon about gall bladder removal in a couple weeks. but I have been having pain up into my ribs for a couple days now. ?

I am scheduled to speak to a surgeon about gall bladder removal in a couple weeks. but I have been having pain up into my ribs for a couple days now. ?

Probably gallbladder: This is a common symptom of gallbladder disease. Avoid fatty foods and ask the doctor to mover the surgery up if you are having severe problems. ...Read more

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I am getting an discogram done next week. What should I expect?

I am getting an discogram done next week. What should I expect?

Disc injection: Lumbar discogram is performed as an outpatient procedure. Individuals are given IV sedation doctor needs input from the patient during procedure. The procedure takes anywhere from 30 to 60 min.For diagnostic purposes to see whether intervertebral disc is the source of a patient’s low back pain when degenerative disc disease is present. It is not necessarily therapeutic. ...Read more

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I had a microdiscectomy of l5-s1 about a two years ago and the pain i worse now then it was before the surgery. Any suggestions what i can do?

I had a microdiscectomy of l5-s1 about a two years ago and the pain i worse now then it was before the surgery. Any suggestions what i can do?

Neurosurgery eval: Neurosurgery evaluation, MRI of the lumbar spine to look for a re-herniation or residual nerve compression. Emg may help to check for any denervation. If no surgical issues found, keep body mass index (bmi) below 30 and add isometric exercises to strengthen the paraspinous muscles. ...Read more

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What to do if I am getting my first surgery tomorrow. Im getting a tooth pulled. What should I expect before and after surgery?

What to do if I am getting my first surgery tomorrow. Im getting a tooth pulled. What should I expect before and after surgery?

Pressure: Under complete local anesthesia , you will feel pressure, may hear noise but will not feel any pain. All dentists are concerned for the comfort of their patients so just communicated with your's usually by raising your hand during the extractions if you are not comfortable. ...Read more

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more