When should I get my test results?
Your doctor may be able to share diagnostic findings with you immediately. It can take up to two weeks to get biopsy results.
When should I call the doctor?
Call your healthcare provider if you experience:
- Chest pain or difficulty breathing.
- Fever, or other signs of infection.
- Severe, worsening abdominal pain or sore throat.
- Signs of rectal bleeding, such as dark, tarry-looking stool.
A note from Cleveland Clinic
ERCP is a relatively low-risk procedure. It helps your healthcare provider determine the cause of certain bile duct and gastrointestinal problems. ERCP can also help treat these problems. Your provider may share findings and treatment options with you on the day of the procedure or after receiving biopsy results.