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Can Bile Reflux Cause Esophagitis
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
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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
No: Gallstones may cause upper abdominal pressure discomfort & nausea, usually worse a few hours after eating. Gallstones are not associated with esophageal reflux. But gallstone symptoms & heartburn symptoms can be similar. Bile or stomach acid reflux is generally treated with medications, elevation of the head of the bed at night, weight loss & avoid eating several hours before lying down. ...Read more
Nausea off and on.a sip or two of alcohol brings the nausea on too. my dr thinks i may have bile reflux. could my fatty liver cause this problem?
No association: Salivary duct cancers are rare and probably induced by exposure of duct epithelium to viruses. The acid and bile refluxing in the esophagus are associated with GERDs and potential malignant changes in the lining of the lower esophagus. Barretts esophagus can become associated with dysplastic epithelium and continue to transform until GERDS brought under control ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different organs: Gallstones are in the gallbladder. If this gets inflamed it can effect cystic and common bile ducts. It does does affect the pylorus which is in the stomach. Biliary reflux is different from gastric reflux. Biliary reflux means that once bile is in small bowel it moves back toward stomach instead of away. ...Read more
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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