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Doctor insights on: Acid Reflux After Gallbladder Surgery

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How long should I take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

How long should I take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

Depends on...: what is being treated, duration of treatment so far, dose response to medication, inciting factors (ongoing NSAID use, tobacco, alcohol), likelihood of excessive acid production (e.g. Gastrinoma), risk factors (e.g. Prior ulcers, family history), biopsy results (if endoscopy performed).Relative to timing, best take before breakfast for optimal benefit. If doc agrees could assess symptoms off drug. ...Read more

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I have hiatal hernia, acid reflux & gallbladder sludge. Can these all be fixed in one surgery? Is it advisable? Are these all for gastroenterologist?

I have hiatal hernia, acid reflux & gallbladder sludge. Can these all be fixed in one surgery? Is it advisable? Are these all for gastroenterologist?

Maybe: The surgeries to address these problems are different surgeries. Could they be done together - yes. Will they be done together - ask your surgeon. Gastroenterologists do no do surgery. ...Read more

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Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Surgery not: An option, you symptoms are ' not severe' , no evidenced sepsis , cholecystitis with out stones will subside with time , no need for surgery , get your relax treated with medications , speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a gall bladder stone of 10 mm bt without any symptom of pain and acid reflux .Should i go for surgery?

I have a gall bladder stone of 10 mm bt without any symptom of pain and acid reflux .Should i go for surgery?

Not necessarily.: Many people have gall stones and will never have problems. I would suggest removal if it starts giving you problems/sxs. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Not usually: Once a bad gallbladder is removed and those symptoms fade, your underlying bile/acid reflux may become more symptomatic. Bile binders and anti acid medications can help you. Okay to check in with your surgeon or your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Why did I started having reflux and heartburn suddenly after gallbladder surgery 5 weeks ago? Is this a common side effect after this type of surgery?

Why did I started having reflux and heartburn suddenly after gallbladder surgery 5 weeks ago? Is this a common side effect after this type of surgery?

Can be: Surgery has a major impact on the body (and mind!). The effects of anesthesia and post-op meds can persist for several months. Talk to your surgeon about this this week, and see what he says. ...Read more

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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. Jeffrey Wint
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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. Eric Weisman
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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