@gaylea1 I am so sorry to hear that. My son has been having ERCPs every 3 months for the past 2 years. He has never experienced pancreatitis or any other problem. They always have him start antibiotics the day following his procedure & liquids only for the 1st 24 hours. He had a stent that they sometimes replace & sometimes remove. I have heard from others of bad experiences. My son had his gallbladder removed 2 years ago. They did a liver biopsy at that time & found him to be stage 4 cirrhosis. Following that procedure he developed cholangitis & his 1st bile duct stricture. His MELD was 34. He was not on the transplant list at the time. They did an emergency ERCP & placed a stent. That was when his transplant team decided he would be evaluated for transplant. Since that time his MELD has come down and has been in the range of 15 – 17. His last ERCP was this past Monday. The center was taking strict precautions. He was tested for Covid-19 48 hours prior to the procedure. Was wiped down & temperature taken day of. No visitors were allowed in. We dropped him off & picked him up. The only time my son complained of pain was a slight sore throat after his very 1st ERCP. Has not experienced that since. Have all your ERCPs been done at the same facility? Maybe want to look into trying another doctor.