I have spincter of odi dysfunction, and had an ERCP to get it taken care of. I developed pancreatis after the ERCP and was hospitalized. I had a stent put in my pancreas, and it passed on its own. Since then, the pain continues. My doctor told me that I have a congenital defect in my pancreas causing the bile duct to be deformed, and he put a large stent in my bile duct about 2 weeks ago to try and take care of the problem. After the surgery, he told my family that he wasn't sure that was what the problem was but said he was treating me as though I have pancreatis because that's what the symptoms seem to be. I have continued to have pain since the stent was put in, and haven't been able to speak to my doctor since then. The pain seems to start after eating, but no particular food triggers the pain. I can eat a tomatoe one day and I'm fine, the next day I eat a tomatoe and the pain is so bad I can't stand up. The doctor said that I should know in a couple of days if the stent worked (it's been almost two weeks and it doesn't appear to be working. This stent hurts, as the smaller one did not.) The doctor said that they were going to be looking at my rib cage and spine next. This doesn't make sense to me, since the pain seems to start after I eat. Any ideas--suggestions. This has been going on for almost a year, and I'm about at the end of my rope. My gallbladder was removed last February.