ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) Overview
What is ERCP? Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. It combines X-ray and the use of an endoscopea long, flexible, lighted tube.
What are the indications of ERCP?
What is the difference between ERCP and endoscopy?
How is ERCP used in diagnosis and how ERCP use as therapeutic?
What are the benefits of ERCP?
Is ERCP a high risk surgery?
What are the side effects of a ERCP?
- Severe, worsening abdominal pain.
- A distended, firm abdomen.
- Fever or chills.
- Vomiting, especially vomiting blood.
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing.
- Severe sore throat.
Is an ERCP painful?
Is ERCP a surgery?
Are you awake during ERCP?
What is the most common complication of ERCP?
How long does pain last after ERCP?
Which one of the following conditions may contraindicate an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography?
How is a ERCP done?
How much is ERCP in the Philippines?
What is difference between MRCP and ERCP?
Is ERCP an emergency?
Who is at risk with an ERCP?
Does ERCP remove gallstones?
What happens if ERCP fails?
Is it normal to bleed after ERCP?
How do I prepare for an ERCP?
- You may have diet and/or medication restrictions the week before the ERCP test. …
- You will not be allowed any heavy meal for at least 8 hours before the procedure, light meals or opaque liquids for 6 hours before, or clear liquids for at least 2 hours before.
- Plan to take the day off from work.
Is vomiting normal after ERCP?
Can you drink alcohol after an ERCP?
Doctors usually recommend abstaining from alcohol completely for at least two days after ERCP. Drinking heavily or frequently can increase the risks of many health conditions. To stay healthy and avoid risky procedures like ERCP, limit your alcohol consumption or abstain completely.