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Acid Reflux After Gallbladder Removal
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Soreness: After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, lap hernia, or open hernia, there will be , of course, some temporary post op pain. This will be easily managed with ice, antiinflammatory meds, and pain meds. No dietary restriction after gallbladder out. Lifting restriction from 1-3 weeks, per your surgeon. After that, you'll have no activity restrictions, but some residual soreness. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more
After Reflux Surgery: Bloating and discomfort from gas buildup and inability to burp are common problems after reflux surgery. I usually keep my patients on a liquid diet for a week after surgery and advance to soft foods as tolerated. This decreases the likelihood of these symptoms. Consult with your surgeon on a dietary regimen. Most often this resolves with time. If it persists, then you may need additional work up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No gall bladder. Would taking " bile acids factors" by jarrow hurt if possibly have non-acid reflux? Aka bile reflux?
Wouldn't help: Bile reflux gastritis is caused by inflammation of stomach lining by alkaline bile (a digestive detergent). Antacid meds and acid reducers like Prilosec don't help this, because acid is not the issue. Other meds that coat the stomach and/or prevent back flow from small bowel into the stomach help. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
Subsequent to cholescystectomy severe pains described as bile reflux after endoscopy. Questran (cholestyramine) prescribed?
Cholecystectomy: Your post says you have diagnosis and also prescription. So what is your question? ...Read more
Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?
Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more
Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium (esomeprazole) a day. Is this normal?
Bile gastritis: The gallbladder stores bile and releases it during meals, after it is removed, the bile constantly drains into the intestine and if refluxes into the stomach, can cause bile gastritis. While acid suppression is helpful, you may still have symptoms. A trial of carafate (sucralfate) may be helpful as well as changing your diet to low acid foods and frequent meals. Surgery may be indicated if severe symptoms. ...Read more
Gallbladder post 1year bravo test negative for acid reflux, but upper gi showed esphogitis reflux and some erosion, what is causing if no acid reflux ?
Non-acid reflux: Could be non-acid reflux. Also, no test is perfect, and the bravo study could be incorrect. Its also important to use the bravo data to correlate symptoms to acid reflux episodes. There is also a 24 hour pH-impedance study that can detect reflux that is not acid. Ask your GI doctor about these. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. ...Read more
No recurrence: Only if there is retained stone in the biliary tree. ...Read more
Bile reflux-acid reflux, being treated for acid reflux 40mg Pepcid (famotidine) and 40mg pantaprozole each 2/aday. But symtoms of bile reflux..Wrong meds?
Bile or acid reflux?: If you have acid reflux disease and are having symptoms despite high dose acid-reducers and acid-blockers, then either your reflux is more severe and other treatment options should be considered, or the reflux is not acid-related but possibly gall bladder/liver related. ...Read more
Hx: gall stone removal along with gall bladder being removed (2yrs ago), diverticulosis and acid reflux. I have constant bloating along with frequent ?
U likely have IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disorder characterized by some pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific pathologic disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gassiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, belching, dyspepsia symptoms etc. Often=nuisances, but can be debilitating at times. There are decent treatments, so consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does acid reflux increases with gallbladder surgery? I''ve never suffer from acid reflux before operation but soon after I had a sore burning throat.
Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?
Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary ...Read more
Not really: If you continue to have a stomach problems two years after your surgery that mean you have a completely different problem people could have a stomach ulcer or hiatal hernia with the gallbladder disease removal of the gallbladder does not cure ulcer or treat reflux see your physician to determined what is causing your problem. ...Read more
See your surgeon: Wound infections after surgery need to be evaluated by the surgeon, may need open wound packing, and will likely need antibiotics to prevent worsening or spreading of the infection. ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
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