Has anyone had pancreatitis as a result of an ERCP?
I had an ERCP after a cholecystectomy because I was leaking bile. They placed a stent in my common bile duct to drain the bile.
After the ERCP, I had severe abdominal pain that radiated to my back. I was hospitalized for 9 days and out of work for 2 weeks. I’ve since returned to my routine and now have been following a low fat diet (avoiding processed foods, high fat foods, alcohol, coffee, soda, red meat, cookies, cakes, ice cream, etc.) Even with the diet, I never feel “back to normal”.
I feel intermittent cramps/pains and there doesn’t seem to be one particular food that causes it. I have to have the procedure again in 3 weeks to remove the biliary stent, and I am extremely anxious of having another attack.
Has anyone had post-ERCP pancreatitis that reoccurred with a second ERCP?