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What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

Usual causes: Of acid reflux are over production of acid and incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. You symptoms could be alkaline reflux however after gallbladder removal. Talk to your GI specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium (esomeprazole) a day. Is this normal?

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

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What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

See your doctor: Many of the symptoms of gallbladder disease and reflux are similar, but the two diseases are really unrelated. The surgery didn't cause your reflux, it was already there in addition. With the gallbladder out now you just notice it more. If over the counter mess don't work, you may need prescription medication. A GI evaluation also in order as long term reflux can cause esophageal problems. ...Read more

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What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

See your doctor: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. Early after gallbladder surgery there may be an adjustment period of abdominal gas or pressure feeling which resolves in a few weeks. Later, if heartburn is still an issue, then see your doctor for antacid medication, and may need a gastroenterology evaluation for other conditions such as hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Developed reflux symptoms after Cholecystectomy. Could the LES become weaken/stop working due to a disturbed vagus nerve after Gallbladder removal?

Developed reflux symptoms after Cholecystectomy. Could the LES become weaken/stop working due to a disturbed vagus nerve after Gallbladder removal?

Possible, but not: Likely. More likely explanation is alkaline reflux. It is not unusual to take up to 2 or 3 months for your system to get accustomed to absence of storage capacity of gallbladder. If symptoms persist beyond this time, go back to your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed in September. I've been experiencing increased acid reflux symptoms since. Could this be healed by taking bile salts?

I had my gallbladder removed in September. I've been experiencing increased acid reflux symptoms since. Could this be healed by taking bile salts?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux may be a separate problem, more noticeable since your gallbladder surgery. Start with TUMS (calcium carbonate), (calcium carbonate) they are inexpensive and available without prescription. Then get in to see your regular doc, report the results with TUMS (calcium carbonate). You may need a prescription or EGD, (a scope to look at esophagus and stomach). Be well. ...Read more

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I have had my gallbladder removed, I suffer from gets, acid reflux, I also had a total hysterectomy 18yrs ago why do is my stomache swell, hurt, fat?

I have had my gallbladder removed, I suffer from gets, acid reflux, I also had a total hysterectomy 18yrs ago why do is my stomache swell, hurt, fat?

Bloating and pain: Regardless of your prior history and surgeries, your current symptoms of bloating/swelling in the abdomen and pain should be evaluated. If you are not vomiting and not febrile it is okay to see your doc as on outpatient. There are lots of possibilities to account for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can GERD/acid reflux cause pain in upper right quadrant as well? Diagnosed with Gerd. Had gallbladder removed last year.

Can GERD/acid reflux cause pain in upper right quadrant as well? Diagnosed with Gerd. Had gallbladder removed last year.

Not typically: GERD typically does not cause right upper quadrant pain. Depending on the nature of your systems, bile duct problems (such as a retained stone or bile duct stricture) could explain your systems. See your gastroenterologist as additional blood work and imaging tests may be necessary. ...Read more

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Increased indigestion and acid reflux since gallbladder removed 17 weeks ago. Will this eventually calm down and go away?

Increased indigestion and acid reflux since gallbladder removed 17 weeks ago. Will this eventually calm down and go away?

Post-cholecystectomy: Post-cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) is defined as a complex of heterogeneous symptoms, consisting of upper abdominal pain and dyspepsia, after cholecystectomy. This term is inaccurate, as it encompasses biliary & non-biliary disorders, possibly unrelated to cholecystectomy. Read more at: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC347344 ...Read more

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LUQ pain and acid reflux after eating anything fatty ie peanuts fried chicken, pizza had gallbladder removed in 2007 but symptoms r still there?

LUQ pain and acid reflux after eating anything fatty ie peanuts fried chicken, pizza had gallbladder removed in 2007 but symptoms r still there?

GERD, hiatal hernia: Tou may have a hiatal hernia and you most likely have gastriesophageal reflux disease. This is fixable. You should get a barium upper GI study to examine for a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

Low fat: Low fat, high fiber, avoid greasy fried foods and excessive butter and drink plenty of caffeine free, alcohol free fluids. ...Read more

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What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

Trial and error: After gallbladder removal, the bile from the liver constantly drains into the intestine (rather than being stored in the gallbladder between meals and squirted into the intestine after meals). Bile can be irritating and about 25% of patients may experience gastric irritation or diarrhea. This is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Avoid acid food and fatty food. Minimize alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more

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Could I still eat whatever I want after gallbladder removal can someone explai?

Yes: No special diet after gallbladder surgery some people will experience loose bowel after a rich or fatty meal
digestive system are not the same in all of us some tolerate food the others do not nothing to do with the surgery
listen to your body what it is trying to tell you
some food we like might not like us back. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

A couple of weeks: Assuming you had an uneventful laparoscopic cholecystectomy, have resumed a normal diet, have no GI symptoms like anorexia or nausea, have no history of gastritis or liver disease, and are not taking any other new medications including narcotics, consult your surgeon during the post-op check, about a small amount of wine. If you tolerate this, like all good things, moderate the amount you drink. ...Read more

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What is the normal life expectancy after gallbladder removal?

Normal: Life expectancy would be a full normal life after gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Pain after gallbladder removal surgery. What can I take for this?

How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it laparoscopic? You can expect to have incisional pain while healing up from surgery. When this is over, you should feel better. Some patients get colicky pain for a few weeks until your system gets accustomed to absence of storage organ. Ask your surgeon what to expect at what point in time after surgery. Persistent pain, fever, vomiting, or jaundice are danger signs. ...Read more

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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Reflux (Definition)

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


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Gallbladder (Definition)

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