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Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's, (5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?

Diagnosed me with bile induced gastritis. Wants to do a gastric bypass. In my 40's, (5'4", 203), but isn't there a less invasive answer?

Options: Probably theist popular weight loss operation at the moment is a sleeve gastrectomy. Its not really less invasive, but has less potential for long term side effects. There are also some newer endoscopic therapies, but they are not so effective. Ask your doctor if a consultation with a Bariatric surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps!

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more


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With no gallbladder is bile induced gastritis a chronic condition? Surgery 7 months ago with nausea, mild burning. Is it treatable and will it can back

With no gallbladder is bile induced gastritis a chronic condition? Surgery 7 months ago with nausea, mild burning. Is it treatable and will it can back

Other possibilities?: Anatomically speaking bile gastritis after cholecystectomy would be far-fetched suggesting incompetence of the gastro-duodenal sphincter. Look for another cause or confirm this one with gastroscopy.

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What can I do to stop the frequency of gastritis attacks when it's not food or bacteria induced? Also have extra bile in stomach. Biliary reflux.

What can I do to stop the frequency of gastritis attacks when it's not food or bacteria induced? Also have extra bile in stomach. Biliary reflux.

Consultation advised: Your asking a complicated question that's impossible to answer without knowing more about your symptoms and medical history. There are various causes for "Gastritis". For patient information on the causes and Rx of Gastritis see > http://bit. Ly/1U4eRqQ and http://bit. Ly/220RDH5 A consultation on Health Tap may be helpful. A voice/video or INBOX Text is best. A text chat is least desirable.

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I just had an endoscopy and they told me I had "Bile Gastritis". Is this the same as Gastritis? What to do about it?

I just had an endoscopy and they told me I had "Bile Gastritis". Is this the same as Gastritis? What to do about it?

Specific vs general: "Gastritis" = stomach inflammation."Bile gastritis" = stomach inflammation from bile, but as there may be changes w/o inflammation, clinical term is "bile gastropathy. "Bile (fluid produced by the liver, stored by gallbladder, &used to digest fat) is refluxing back into the stomach from the duodenum, causing stomach lining irritation. If severe, surgery can cure it. Meds (Urso) may help symptoms.

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I had an endoscopy done 2 days ago, I was told that I have gastritis and that I have increased secretions of acid and bile, what is the cause& solution?

I had an endoscopy done 2 days ago, I was told that I have gastritis and that I have increased secretions of acid and bile, what is the cause& solution?

Many: There are many causes of gastritis- Certain foods can irritate your stomach such as alcohol, chocolate, spices and mint. Also, NSAID medications such as ibuprofren can irritate the stomach. A potential solution is avoiding certain foods and ibuprofen. Medications such as nexium (esomeprazole) and sucralfate may help also.

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What is bile gastritis & how is it treated? I had my gallbladder removed years ago.

Bile irritation: Since u don't have gallbladder, there is bile flowing through ur system all the time. Some will back up into stomach and cause irritation. Treatment is medication (carafate, cholestyramine, welchol, Reglan (metoclopramide) etc).

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Developed bile gastritis after gallbladder surgery over 7 months ago. Will it happen always now or can the body still adjust in future?

Developed bile gastritis after gallbladder surgery over 7 months ago. Will it happen always now or can the body still adjust in future?

Body can adjust: The body can still adjust, but it is also quite possible that the two are unrelated, even though the timing is related. The analogy is some event on earth happening at the same time as a falling star. While the timing is together, there is no cause and effect relationship. Hope this helps!

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I was dx. 5 mo. Ago with bile reflux gastritis s/p lap choly. Reglan/PPI not working to control n/v & constant burning in esophagus. Other options?

I was dx. 5 mo. Ago with bile reflux gastritis s/p lap choly. Reglan/PPI not working to control n/v & constant burning in esophagus. Other options?

Bile reflux gastriti: Discuss with your doctor use of carafate, (sucralfate) adding ranitidine or even adding Questran which binds bile acid (usually used for diarrhea).They now have a new system called LINX -a magnetic bracelet for the lower esophageal sphincter which helps close the gastroesophageal sphincter and prevents reflux. Last resort may be nissen fundoplicaton

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Been vomitting, and have noticed what looks like coffe grounds, bile, blood, and undigested food? Have gastroparesis and reactive gastritis

Need to be seen: Vomiting blood and coffee ground appearing material needs to be evaluated urgently, if not emergently. Large blood loss is possible through the GI tract. Do not delay an evaluation.

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For MD: Does reflux/gastritis have any effect on bile production? Does reflux/gastritis increase bile production? What causes itching during reflux?

For MD: Does reflux/gastritis have any effect on bile production? Does reflux/gastritis increase bile production? What causes itching during reflux?

Where do you itch?: Acid reflux or bile reflux have no connection with itching Bile salts are blamed for itching only if their blood levels are high which can happen with liver diseases. Get your liver functions tested if itching is the major issue with you.

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What the best medication for bile reflux gastritis? My endoscopy diagnosis is esofagitis with bile reflux gastritis, I've been sick for almost 2 months

Carafate (sucralfate): Most physicians still use an acid reducing agent (like prilosec) for bile gastritis. Many times that works. If not, then an old-fashion drug, carafate, (sucralfate) usually does the trick.

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What could cause excessive bile production, resulting in gastritis/duodenitis? Egd revealed the former. Gastric empty study normal.

What could cause excessive bile production, resulting in gastritis/duodenitis? Egd revealed the former. Gastric empty study normal.

Stick with your doc: You are already well down the road to discovering your problem. Sounds like there might be some bile reflux. Controversial topic. Relationship between symptoms and bile reflux is not clear. It is not likely excess bile production that produces gastritis and it is not likely the sole cause of your symptoms. You need a good doc who can explain the details and meaning of your findings.

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How do I or for that matter my doctor knows that my gastritis and esophogitis is caused by acid or bile? I have bren on Nexium (esomeprazole) for a very long time?

Endoscopy: The primary way to know is through an endoscopy. Sometimes being on med's like Nexium (esomeprazole) for prolonged periods can also cause chronic atrophic gastritis. People also forget to stay regimented with their food, be aware of other meds like NSAIDS, and practice continuous stress management.

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Why would someone with good diet, no alcohol, have reactive gastritis confirmed by test 2x over several yrs? What to do to heal? 1x stomach bile seen

Why would someone with good diet, no alcohol, have reactive gastritis confirmed by test 2x over several yrs? What to do to heal? 1x stomach bile seen

Food intolerance?: Food or medication intolerance would be the most likely cause, although which is the source of your problem should be located by careful elimination of food types. Did your gastroenterologist test for crohn's disease, celiac sprue, etc? A careful food diary may help elicit the source of trouble. Keep at it and you will get to the bottom of the problem.

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My gastritis won't heal it's irritated by the bile that stays in my stomach. What should I do? So fed up with suffering, nexuim Carafate (sucralfate) nothing helps

Bile: I am not sure what your prescriber wrote Nexium (esomeprazole) and carafate for. I am assuming it is for a peptic ulcer. Depending where is it may be your problem. If it is located at or near your pyloric sphincter, it may block that opening from closing properly and allowing bile reflux. Make sure if possible to eat a low fat diet. Ingested fats most commonly produces more bile and may aggravate you.

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I had endoscopy. I have gastritis and mild duodenal villi blunting. Some bile was found in stomach. No celiac disease. What could cause this?

I had endoscopy. I have gastritis and mild duodenal villi blunting. Some bile was found in stomach. No celiac disease. What could cause this?

Many things: Gastritis is inflammaton of your stomach lining and can be caused by chemicals such as bile reflux or medications such as aspirin, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories and some antibiotics like doxcycline. It is also associated with some bacterial infections like helicobacter. Villous blunting can cause malabsorption and can be caused by bacteria li as well as immune causes

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EGD showed bile in stomach. Having severe nausea/dehydration, barely eating. Is this gastritis?

EGD showed bile in stomach. Having severe nausea/dehydration, barely eating. Is this gastritis?

EGD: It is best to consult with your gastroenterologist about the findings of your procedure. There are specific findings that the endoscopist will see with a diagnosis of gastritis and most importantly they can help you understand what the cause of the gastritis is to alleviate symptoms. Hope this helps.

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