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Reasons 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why am i still having upper gastric pain after ercp & sphinxotomy, just done 5days ago? Very discouraged, pain was reason for ercp. Ideas please..
Blockage in hepatic duct. Dr suspects stricture. Ercp soon. Chronic pain/nausea worse with solid food. What is the physiology/reason for pain?
Fluctuating lipase numbers, negative mrcp, ercp, CT scan. Numbers mainly normal but sometimes elevated for no reason. Lung cancer?
Not likely: Elevated lipase does not suggest lung cancer.If amylase is normal and all the tests you describe are normal.What that means is you do not have gall bladder disease, pancreatitis .If lipase is elevated sometimes only i will not worry follow up with your doctor/gi specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In the case of suspected active acute or chronic pancreatitis, do the doctors normally perform ERCP?
Sometimes: ERCP can be therapeutic in the management of some biliary pancreatitis, pancreatitis due to small stones, some types of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, some cancers, and ascariasis infection. It is less important in diagnosis than it used to be due to the availablility of less invasive methods. ...Read more
After my gallbladder removal my bile duct has stricture.An ercp has performed but it remains. What should I do?
Largue blood clot inside biliary duct since 3 weeks ago. Doctors giving time to dissolve before performing ERCP. Can I excercise without risks?
How invasive is an ERCP endoscopy? If an EU was preformed but nothing of note showed up what are the chances of being scheduled an ERCP if issues with the liver gallbladder and bile ducts are suspected? Is gallbladder removal more common than ERCP?
It's invasive: It's not as invasive as surgery but it can have some significant complications therefore it's done only if indicated. MRCP is often used as first test in place of ERCP and is not an invasive test. Most of the patients with gallstones have gallbladder removed without a need for ERCP ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers