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A 41-year-old male asked:

Does bile reflux create burning sensations like acid reflux? or no sensations at all?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Bile reflux: Bile reflux can cause symptoms similar to acid reflux, but the usual medications like prilosec or zantac are not usually effective unless there is associated acid reflux which occasionally happens. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you for bile reflux and may prescribe certain medications specifically for it to promote smoother bile flow or binders of bile.
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Can be similar: You need to see a doctor for specific diagnosis and advice pertaining to your particular individual situation. Here is an article from the Mayo Clinic about bile reflux symptoms and how they are similar to acid reflux. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bile-reflux/basics/symptoms/con-20025548
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Usually: no actual burning...some people describe it as "sour stomach"...hope this is helpful Dr Z
Last updated Feb 25, 2018


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