Feb 01, 2008
I am a 60 year old white female who doesn't drink or smoke. About a month ago I started getting nauseated, having some discomfort at the bottom end of my ribs on the right side. I had blood in my stool. The Dr. scoped me on both ends and I had polyps and a hiatial hernia along with GERD. He ordered a liver panel and ultra-sound on my abdomen. My blood work came back with my amylase being 227(20-112 is normal),my GGTP114 (normal 0-53), and elevated Globulin (Calc) 3.2. The ultra-sound showed nodules in the gallbladder wall. I then had a HIDA scan w/cck done. The Dr. said it was in the normal range. Now he wants to do an ERCP because he wants to enlarge the opening of my bile duct. About 6 years ago I had an ERCP with a stent put in my blocked duct. I wound up with acute pancreatitis and was in the hospital for 5 days. I am really hesitant about having this procedure done and I would really appreacite ANY feedback you can give me.
Thanks in advance.