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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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Dr. Donald Colantino
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.

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Last updated Mar 2, 2020

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