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My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

Less info: Usually general measures are recommend e.g. small meals, no food 4 hrs before sleeping, sleeping with head propped up, avoiding fatty foods, sodas, caffein, alcohol and keeping normal wt. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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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

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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia. Did not mention gerd, Gp said I have reflux, would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia.  Did not mention gerd,  Gp said I have reflux,  would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Not necessary: The gastritis esophagitis can come from the reflux of acid or bile. The pylorus should keep bile distal. The esophageal sphincter should keep acid out of esophagus in general. BUT these can fail. The PCP knows your symptoms and adds the endoscopy to the facts and will try to guide your treatment. ...Read more

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Low functioning gallbladder causing bile reflux. What is the best treatment for this?

Low functioning gallbladder causing bile reflux. What is the best treatment for this?

Not sure..: That i understand the question. Where is the bile reflux? Do you mean reflux up the esophagus with heartburn? Bile refulx gastritis? There is no relationship between a low functioning gallbladder and esophageal reflux. See a gastroenterologist for a full evaluation. Gallbladder surgery would increase bile into the intestines and might increase bile reflux gastritis. ...Read more

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What are tests and treatment for bile reflux disease?

What are tests and treatment for bile reflux disease?

Ph-impedance : This is a test that requires a tube that passes through the nose and in to the stomach and stays there for 24 hours. If looking specifically for bile reflux, stay on anti-acid medications. I will tell you about liquid reflux, and on medication that would typically be non acid liquid and/or bile. Its important to correlate your symptoms with these reflux events. May need a referral to a GI doc for This. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for non acidic reflux / alkaline reflux / bile reflux? Not responding to ppi's or h2's. I am willing to try herbs or meds.

Are there any treatments for non acidic reflux / alkaline reflux / bile reflux? Not responding to ppi's or h2's. I am willing to try herbs or meds.

Hard to treat: You can try amphojel or alternagel because they bind bile, but if they don't work, try cholestryamine (will need an rx) because it binds bile acids. No matter what you use, it is hard to treat. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from bile reflux for 8 months with no relief..Every medication given seems to make it worse..What other treatments are available?

I have been suffering from bile reflux for 8 months with no relief..Every medication given seems to make it worse..What other treatments are available?

? Upper GI Endoscopy: Did you mean reflux disease. Occasionally this could be a sign of more serious disorders especially if not responding to usual treatment. You should see a gasteroenterologist and have an upper GI endoscopy possibly. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

The term gastritis is used to denote 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


Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more