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A 39-year-old female asked:

How long should i take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Depends on...: what is being treated, duration of treatment so far, dose response to medication, inciting factors (ongoing NSAID use, tobacco, alcohol), likelihood of excessive acid production (e.g. Gastrinoma), risk factors (e.g. Prior ulcers, family history), biopsy results (if endoscopy performed).Relative to timing, best take before breakfast for optimal benefit. If doc agrees could assess symptoms off drug.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Once started 8-12wks..After which can observe the issue without med.
Nov 15, 2014

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A 38-year-old female asked:

Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Not usually: Once a bad gallbladder is removed and those symptoms fade, your underlying bile/acid reflux may become more symptomatic. Bile binders and anti acid medications can help you. Okay to check in with your surgeon or your regular doc. Be well.
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo commented
General Surgery 29 years experience
Agree but there is no cause effect relationship between the two. See your doctor again
Nov 6, 2014
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