ERCP

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Hi I have been admitted into hospital twice will my gallstones. A couple of stones are stuck in my bile duct. I've have jaundice and an infected gall blabber which I'm now on anti biotics for. I'm due to have have anERCP on the 28th and I'm so scared. I've never been sedated so I really don't know what to expect

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    Hi Michelle I had to have an ERCP and like you I was so frightened but honestly love you don't remember anything when you come round your not put out entirely but what they give you is marvellous stuff!! I'm sure you will be fine, keep in touch xxxx
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      Hi sandynan think thank u for letting me know what an ERCP is like. Think it's just because I've never heard of it before and just don't sound normal. Then I googled it didn't I. I read some right horror stories. Thank u so much. I will do xxx
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    Hello Michelle,

    I was wondering how you knew you were having gall bladder problems? I have IBS and sometimes the symptoms mimic that of gall bladder...Also, I have been sedated many times for colonoscopies and surgeries.  They take very good care of you, you drift off and it feels like a minute later your awake and it is over.  Good luck to you

     

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    I have had sedation a few times and i was perfectly fine. I had a cannula fitted and they inserted the sedation before i knew it i heard the nurse talking saying all done. I couldnt remember a thing or felt anything. I hope you dont mind me asking but why are they doing the ERCP instead of doing an MRCP first? The only reason why i ask is because when i asked about having an ERCP my surgeon said it carries alot of risks and instead did an MRCP as it is alot safer. I know all surgeons have different opinions this is just what mine said
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      They have said anything about a MRCP they just said I need a ERCP to move the stones that are blocked in my bile duct. I have read all the risks about the ERCP and That's why I'm so scared about having it done.
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      Michelle there are risks with everything love! There is s risk if you don't have it done when I had mine done I was terrified and I told the nurse and she explained everything to me. Just tell the people how scared you are and I'm sure they will explain everything! When I had mine they retrieved ,7 stones and I honestly don't remember a thing! After the procedure you just rest for an hour or two then given a cup of tea and a biscuit then you go home you will be told what or not to eat for the rest if the day.
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      By the way they have told you that you have stones in your bile duct? Well a MRCP only diagnoses stones in your bile duct it doesn't get rid of them I had one before the ERCP it just showed that I had lots of stones blocking my bile duct xxx
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