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?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Paul Williams answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
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??
Answered on Nov 20, 2018
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