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A 39-year-old female asked:

Have lupus & upper abdom pain for months. egd showed stomach was full of bile.us only showed small fluid around gallbladder. otherwise normal. causes?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Obstruction?: You need to check with your GI specialist as to whether surgical correction may be necessary and what process is causing the bile in the stomach and fluid around the gallbladder. If your GI cannot answer your question, you will need to seek a 2nd opinion , perhaps even going to a tertiary center for it.
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
RETAINED BILE/gbd: Gallbladder inflammation, occurs when bile can't circulate out of the gallbladder as it normally does. When bile builds up, it causes the gallbladder to thicken, harden, swell, and become irritated. Peptic ulcers. A peptic ulcer can block the pyloric valve so that it doesn't open enough to allow the stomach to empty as quickly as it should, leading to retained bile GB surgery is another cause
Last updated Nov 3, 2018

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