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Will I feel normal immediately after my ercp?

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. 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 do you suggest if i had my gallbladder out a month ago, but i still have stones to be removed via ercp, can I be normal after?

Ercp required: Once the gall bladder is removed and residual stones noted, the probable location is in the common duct system, the duct draining bile from liver to the GI tract. The gb is the storage area where stones can form and if they drop out of the gb into the common duct they can cause future problems. Removal by trans oral ERCP is indicated with minimal complications where one will return to normal. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had my gallbladder out a month ago, but I still have stones to be removed via ercp, can I be normal after?

I recommend that you: proceed with ERCP and sphincterotomy, as your doctors have recommended. It sounds like you have a stone retained in the common duct. And yes, you will be normal, probably more normal than you were before when you had gallstones in gallbladder and common duct. ...Read more

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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

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No gallbladder/appendix several ERCP with Pancertis but still severe right side pain. All tests normal. ?

No gallbladder/appendix several ERCP with Pancertis but still severe right side pain. All tests normal. ?

Sphincter?: Ask your doctors about sphincter of Oddi syndrome. There are several types, some more responsive to endoscopic sphincterotomy than others. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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117 Lipase and 133 Amylase for 27 year old healthy female. Is that normal now? Ercp pancreatitis over a month ago

117 Lipase and 133 Amylase for 27 year old healthy female. Is that normal now? Ercp pancreatitis over a month ago

Yes: You would need to see the reference range for your lab to be 100% certain, but at my institution, those are in the normal range. Lipase, by the way, is now the preferred way to monitor the pancreas. ...Read more

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more