A 40-year-old female asked:
I was diagnosed with duodenogastric bile reflux gastritis (seen on endoscopy). prior to this, had open abd surgeon. i had a second surgery that showed excessive adhesions connecting liver to the stomach. could adhesions have caused the bile relfux?
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Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Bile reflux: Surgery on the stomach and gall bladder as well as peptic ulcers are listed as the common causes of bile reflux. Rather than adhesions, I believe that these conditions causes food to stagnate within the stomach and this pressure causes the bile reflux. Your abdominal surgeon and gastroenterologist can advise you better about this matter,however.
97 viewsAnswered Mar 01, 2020
Last updated Mar 2, 2020
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