Re: Pain after endoscopic sphincterotomy
Thanks for the feedback. Glad to know it's normal. The PA I had on Wednesday in the hospital said it was, but my GI that did the procedure never mentioned that there would be any pain. I guess logically I should have assumed there would be, since they were cutting muscle. I was thinking it would be more like an endoscopy, and less like surgery.
The pain I think is a bit better. Still some stabbing crampy pain in my back and stomach. Woke up on Thursday morning in a ton of pain, but I think it might have been acid or bile pooling in my stomach. It got better after I took vicodin and sat up for a while. Still got me an express trip back to the hospital to check my enzymes again (still fine). Today was better. Started thinking about taking a pill around 4pm, but I had to drive about an hour to get back to my home (had been staying with parents). So I waited. Really wanted it around 7, but didn't get a chance to take it until 9. But still the one vicodin took care of my pain.
I'm hoping that within the next week or so it will get better. And I'm also hoping that the temporary pancreatic stent passes on its own. I'm off my parents health insurance as of tomorrow (snuck this procedure in just in time!). The x-ray will be covered under student health insurance, but they won't cover another endoscopy to retrieve the stent.