San Jose, CA
A 36-year-old male asked:

Heartburn constantly and dull pain in upper righ ribcage off and on daily. gall bladder removed 4 years ago urine is normal stool yellow/light tan?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Heartburn continues : Sounds like you may have bile gastritis - an uncommon cause of heartburn after gallbladder surgery. Instead of the bile being stored your body is constantly releasing it into the GI tract. Sometimes instead of flowing in the normal direction it flows back towards the stomach and can cause a nasty heartburn. An EGD might be helpful. Are your stools normally this color??
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