Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (Aftercare Instructions) Care Guide
- Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography Aftercare Instructions
- Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography Discharge Care
- Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography Inpatient Care
- Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography Precare
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- During magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), pictures of the gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas are taken. Your gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas are organs in your abdomen. MRCP is a type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test.
- You may need an MRCP to check for stones or infection in your gallbladder, bile duct, or pancreas. If your bile duct is too narrow (stricture), or you have a growth in your pancreas or bile duct, an MRCP may show it. An MRCP may be needed before or after surgery, such as a liver transplant. An MRCP can show what is causing symptoms such as abdominal pain. The results of the MRCP can help caregivers find medical problems, and plan your treatment. Treatment may decrease your symptoms, and help prevent your condition from getting worse.
Take your medicine as directed.
Call your primary healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Ask for information about where and when to go for follow-up visits:
For continuing care, treatments, or home services, ask for more information.
- Ask your caregiver to explain the results of your MRCP to you.
Adults should drink about 9 to 13 cups of liquid each day. One cup is 8 ounces. Good choices of liquids for most people include water, juice, and milk. Coffee, soup, and fruit may be counted in your daily liquid amount. Ask your caregiver how much liquid you should drink each day.
CONTACT A CAREGIVER IF:
- You have new trouble hearing.
- You have a pacemaker or another medical device that is not working correctly, or has stopped working.
- You have new or worsening signs or symptoms.
- You have questions about your test, condition, or care.
SEEK CARE IMMEDIATELY IF:
- You have new or worsening pain in your abdomen.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.