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@gaylea1

@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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@gaylea1 I am so sorry for you and all the others having to deal with this. What causes blocked bile ducts?

I am learning so much from people with various conditions on Connect. I think many of us can appreciate that our own problems are not as bad as they sometimes seem. Each problem that our members have is a burden for those dealing with it.

I sincerely hope that things improve for you soon and that you will be able to resume a more regular lifestyle, and eat solid foods again.

@marvinjsturing I know more about my liver than I ever thought I would. Stupidly I had no idea what an important role the liver plays, that it is our largest organ (about the size of a football!), and that it can regenerate itself!

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