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Bile Reflux Treatment
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
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
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
Bile reflux after gallbladder surgery, taking 4 packets of cholestyramine daily, not working well anymore, what is the next step in treatment?
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?
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.
Scoped in July 2015 Diagnosed with inlet patch of upper 1/3 and l.a. Grade a esophagitis. Have bile reflux and reflux all day. I have long term cancer concerns. Take aciphex (rabeprazole) twice daily. Any other treatments or protective measures?
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?
Bile reflux: you need some sort of pyloric exclusion in addition. ...Read more
Probably not: Bile produced in the liver is excreted via the common bile duct through the papilla of Vater. It should flow ante grade into the small bowel. If it flows retrograde into the stomach, it is termed biliary gastric reflux. It was thought that this could be a cause of gastritis. However, this phenomenon is commonly observed on nuclear hepatobiliary scans in patients without gastritis by endoscopy. ...Read more