Saturday, June 5, 2010

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED FOLLOWING ERCP?


If you are having an ERCP as an outpatient, you will be kept under observation until most of the effects of the medications have worn off. Evidence of any complications of the procedure will be looked for and hospitalisation may be advised if further observation is necessary. You may experience bloating or pass gas because of the air introduced during the examination. You may resume your usual diet, unless you are instructed otherwise.

You will need to arrange to have someone accompany you home from the examination.

Do not:

• Drive a car
• Work machinery
• Consume alcohol
• Sign legal documents
• Make important decisions

Until the following day.

If any of your questions have not been answered here, please feel free to discuss them with the endoscopy nurse or your doctor before the procedure begins.

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