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@bikermike @gaylea1 Please excuse my ignorance, I just googled ERCP and it sounds diagnostic. I presume that’s only half of the story. What causes the need for this procedure? I have had no problems since my liver transplant, except for the time I contracted legionnaires disease and of course is an indirect condition from the immunosuppressants.
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@contentandwell ERCP is a day surgery. I have had mine to open a blocked bile duct. They place a stent into the duct to open and widen it. In the process your pancreas can be "disturbed" or jostled. This can result in pancreatitis which is excrutiatingly painful. I've had it 3 times now all resulting in long hospital stays to manage the pain. Also when you try to eat it causes more pain. So clear fluids are all I can handle. I haven't had a meal since early February.

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