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Does ercp have significant side effects?

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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: ERCP

Yes it can cause pancreatitis, bleeding, infection and perforation.
It is crucial that you go to an expert ERCP doctor.

In brief: ERCP

Yes it can cause pancreatitis, bleeding, infection and perforation.
It is crucial that you go to an expert ERCP doctor.
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: Generally safe

Ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) is used to diagnose problems w biliary tract & associated organs (liver, gallbladder, &pancreas).
Under sedation a thin fiberoptic camera is threaded down the mouth to duodenum. Complications usually mild but can include pancreatitis(inflammation of pancreas), bleed, infection, perforation. Pretty safe overall; done when benefits outweigh risks.

In brief: Generally safe

Ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) is used to diagnose problems w biliary tract & associated organs (liver, gallbladder, &pancreas).
Under sedation a thin fiberoptic camera is threaded down the mouth to duodenum. Complications usually mild but can include pancreatitis(inflammation of pancreas), bleed, infection, perforation. Pretty safe overall; done when benefits outweigh risks.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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