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I had an ercp with stent yesterday and today I have

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I had an ercp with stent yesterday and today I have discomfort and pain in right upper quadrant a little worse then before procedure is this normal? Changes with movement and increase with food. The pain is in the same area as before the procedure just worse. It does not radiate at this time. Heating pad helps and bring flat on back. Can't go anywhere with this storm so need some advice. Is it ok to take Motrin? I don't like narcotics but I do have Tylenol with codeine in the house. My gallbladder as removed 1984 but recently had stones that burst.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

Thanks for this question.

I'm Dr. Phil and I'm ready to help

ERCPs are well known to be reasonably high risk for pancreatitis and gall bladder attacks.

You need to keep a very close eye on this and if it worsens you need to go to ER as you are at risk for pancreatitis and gall bladder attacks

So no, this is not 100% normal

I would be sure to avoid ANY AND ALL fat so you don't stimulate the gall bladder. You cannot have any fat at all

It is okay to take motrin. Yes.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thank you but is there some discomfort that can happen the day after as I have no at to get out in his storm. When. Turn ascertain way I also feel somethings g poke I guess that is the tube. I just an to find out if this is concerning or expected to some point and I will monitor. As long as I flat on my back it is mech better. Instructions do not say call for discomfort just unusual pain, chills, etc
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

Yes, it could just be from the procedure but keep a VERY close eye on it.

You can give it a day or two and watch it

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I don't have a gallbladder but feel some soreness and like something poking me if I turn a certain way. No real pain Judy intermittent discomfort win positioning.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

would you mind accepting additional services Karen?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

Or at least a positive rating so we can continue.
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