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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Ph-impedance : This is a test that requires a tube that passes through the nose and in to the stomach and stays there for 24 hours. If looking specifically for bile ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
PH and Reflux: pH tells if stomach contents coming up into esophagus. Impedance test tells whether there is actual reflux mechanism or muscle contractions of stoma ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and No: These are functional and often SYMPTOMATIC gastrointestinal disorders but neither (in my opinion) should result is SEVERE abdominal pain. Hope this i ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Consider: consider use of digestive enzymes with meals and food allergy testing.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bile: Bile reflux results from bile in the second half of the stomach, duodenum, refluxing back through the pyloric valve into the stomac or esophagus. Tho ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Unlike acid reflux, bile reflux usually can't be completely controlled by changes in diet or lifestyle. Instead, bile reflux is most often managed wit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Have you had surgery before? Bile reflux is not a common problem unless someone has surgically altered your anatomy. There are some bile salt bindin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
30 years experience Radiology
Probably not: Bile produced in the liver is excreted via the common bile duct through the papilla of Vater. It should flow ante grade into the small bowel. If it ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alphonso Brown
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Bile acid: Ursodiol has been found to be effective at relieving the symptoms of bile acid reflux. Please see a gastroenterologist to confirm that you indeed have ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Bitter taste in : Mouth? This is Acid Reflux and not Bile. And for that if diet and lifestyle change does not help then surgery called FUndoplication is done. Gall ston ... Read More

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