[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ][ PANCREATITIS MESSAGE BOARD ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Linda on May 20, 2012 at 14:59:14:

I have had ARP (acute relapsing pancreatitis) for a very long time and no cause ever found. I had an ERCP with sphincterotomy about 11yrs ago --it did not seem to help at all ! The last 3 yrs I have been getting more flare-ups and having complications --so I have been told that I need another ERCP & sphincterotomy. I am seeing the specialist next week for a consult. I am not convinced this is the way to go ---the doctors think that either the first procedure was not done properly or scar tissue has formed at the sphincter of Oddi and that is causing my flare-ups. I am lucky , in that I am not chronic --I feel normal and have no pain in between my episodes ! I also, am certain that I will end up with post ERCP pancreatitis when and If I go through with this---so does anyone have any advice or suggestions for me ? It will ultimately be my decision in the end --but I know that many of you have a lot of experience & knowledge about this --so I would appreciate any help that you can offer --thanks Linda

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ][ PANCREATITIS MESSAGE BOARD ] [ FAQ ]

Thanks for using the Pancreatitis Message Board

Please Visit our user's home pages

American Medical Association's Doctor Finder
PMB Family Picture Album
Maraleah's Chronic Pancreatitis Page
Mark E. Armstrong's Pancreatitis Association International's Top5plus5
Laurie's Rate a Dr. - National Doctor Database. Rate your Doctor Here

Suggested Links
Lab Tests On Line - Get answers to Lab Test Questions - Pain Clinic Listing and Ask a Dr.
- Tips for signing for disability (US).
Jerry's TP/ICT web blog.
Kathleens web blog

Kathleen's pancreatic research support store

Pancreatitis Message Board Blog

Lisa's TP/ICT web blog.

Lories web blog.
Maraleahs web blog.

VITALS Rate-Search a Doctor

Ad Free Message Board | Terms Of Service | Smilies Legend | EBCode Legend