Topic: Bloating after ERCP

I wasnt sure where to post this so i just thought i would start a new topic. Has anyone had trouble with bloating that last for a while? Gordon had the ERCP
last Thursday, got out of the hospital on Wednesday and is still having lots of cramping hmm we have tried gas meds and walking, everything!! And advice would be appreciated.

Heather

My husband is my hero!!! Love him so much!! We are going to fight the best we can with knowledge, support from friends and strangers and God getting us through!!

Re: Bloating after ERCP

Hi Heather,

Since no one else has responded, I will, while hoping that others may come along with better  insights. While in the hospital, did anyone mention the possibility of pacreatitis? It's a common complication with ERCP procedures. Usually, this would be acute pancreatitis, which would require immediate medical attention (which no one avoids because of the terrible pain...which I know from experience). A mild case, though, can linger, cause bloating and discomfort, and often recitifies itself. I assume that if pancreatitis was involved you would have been informed, and if needed, it would have been treated before release. Of course bloating can also be caused by problems with liver function, etc. If your husband is continuing to suffer, I would call your physician. After this many days of discomfort, I think you deserve some answers.

By the way, you might get more responses if you start a thread like this under General Discussion rather than Introductions.

I hope your husband improves soon.

Best, Mark

Re: Bloating after ERCP

Thanks, yeah I accidently put this in the wrong spot, they did rule out pancreatitis. We called the dr today and his system is just trying to adjust because of all the antibiotic. He has actually improved. They also said try probiotics. So no worries anymore. i was trying to delete this since i put it in the wrong place and called the doc but wasnt sure how to do it! LOL

Thank you for answering

Heather

My husband is my hero!!! Love him so much!! We are going to fight the best we can with knowledge, support from friends and strangers and God getting us through!!

Re: Bloating after ERCP

I'm glad that was ruled out and there seems to be improvement. My oncologist has me on a daily probiotic, and even Creon, a pancretic enzyme, although I have my whole pancreas. Anyway, both seem to have benefit for me.

Continued best wishes.

Mark

Re: Bloating after ERCP

Hi Heather,

Hopefully by the time you read this Gordon will be more comfortable, my Dad suffered with bloating and gas after both his ERCPs.

Thinking of you

Andie

Devoted Daughter to the most wonderful Dad a girl could ask for.  Sadly lost his battle on 19.02.11, peacefully in the arms of Mom and I.  As requested by Dad "we will keep on smiling".

Re: Bloating after ERCP

Thank you and yes he is doing great!! We had dinner out yesterday and did some shopping smile

My husband is my hero!!! Love him so much!! We are going to fight the best we can with knowledge, support from friends and strangers and God getting us through!!