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Can I be sedated for my ercp?

Can I be sedated for my ercp?

Yes!: Due to the complexity of ercp, sedation is preferred. I haven't seen an ercp without sedation. Check with the gi doctor about the sedation for your 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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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 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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Why is mrcp better than ercp?

Not necessarily...: Mrcp is less invasive and carries a lower risk for complications compared to ercp. ...Read more

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Please tell me are there any risks to ercp (gastroendoscopy)?

Yes: there is a 3 to up to 15% chance of complications, depending on many things during the procedure, including expertise from the doctor. most commonly you can get pancreatitis, also bleeding, infection, perforation. ...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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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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My husband had ercp and next day started having position related pain on l&r side. End of ribs cage area. Could this be from the position ?

My husband had ercp and next day started having position related pain on l&r side. End of ribs cage area. Could this be from the position ?

Possible complicatio: Patients who experience any of the following symptoms after ERCP should contact their health care provider immediately: 1 swallowing difficulties, 2 throat, chest, or abdominal pain that worsens, 3 vomiting, 4 bloody or dark stool, 5 fever, . ...Read more

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more