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How can acid form gallstones?

How can acid form gallstones?

Gallstone formation: Stone formation is a complex process that depends on the contents of the bile fluid, which includes the balance of acidity. Hormones, gallbladder contraction strength, and bile fluid containing the balances of salt, cholesterol, bile acids, & inflammation (bacteria) likely play a larger role. Most people are referring to reflux disease when they talk about acid; gerd doesn't cause gallstones. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone can occur in the gallbladder by concentration of bile with precipitation of crystals ...Read more


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Do acid reflux and gallstones have a link in any way?

Do acid reflux and gallstones have a link in any way?

No: There is no link as they involve 2 different organs though they can both occur concurrently. ...Read more

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Were can I get ursodeoxycholic acid to flush out gallstones?

Were can I get ursodeoxycholic acid to flush out gallstones?

Any pharmacy: Ursodiol is a prescription medication available through any pharmacy. However, i would caution its use for treating gallbladder disease. It doesn't "flush" stones--it can dissolve small gallstones, but the stones will only return soon after the medicine is stopped. Gallbladder removal--cholecystectomy--remains the gold standard for treating gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a sign of gallstones?

Is acid reflux a sign of gallstones?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux is a sign of lower esophageal sphincter failure. There are many thoughts for the causes of les failure. Obesity, short esophagus, etc. Gall stones and acid reflux can be treated medically and surgically so don't suffer. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are gallstones and how is that different from acid reflux?

Could you tell me what are gallstones and how is that different from acid reflux?

Stones vs GERD: Gallstones are hard materia made of bile from gallbladder. They live in gallbladder until they are squeezed into the small intestine. Sometimes that squeezing hurts and blocks up. Acid reflux is stomach contents mixed with stomach acid go into esophagus. This has very little do do with the gallbladder except that both issues cause pain after eating sometimes and can be confused. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm suffering with acid reflux and gallstones?

See a surgeon: What needs to be done depends on how severe your reflux symptoms are and whether or not, you have been under treatment. Symptomatic gall stones require cholecystectomy for treatment. A surgeon will be able to evaluate you and recommend the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I had gallstone that dissolved with my stomach acid in a few months. Is this right?

I had gallstone that dissolved with my stomach acid in a few months. Is this right?

Not likely: Gallstones usually are in the gallbladder, and are not exposed to stomach acid. If a gallstone made its way out of the gallbladder and into the intestine, and there is no sign of blockage from the stone, it likely passed out of your body through the stool. ...Read more

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What to know before using ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid) to treat gallstones?

What to know before using ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid) to treat gallstones?

Oral dissolution: for gallstones is not very successful in general. This medication is only effective for gallstones with specific composition and size. It can cause liver damage. It also takes a long time for stones to dissolve. And they can re-form even after complete dissolution. For these reasons, preferred treatment for symptomatic gallstones is surgical cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Is my acid reflux & indigestion anything to do with my symptomatic gallstone. ?

Not likely but may : Gall bladder disease can coexist with reflux and also may aggravate physiologic reflux. Removal of a symptomatic gall bladder may be associated with improvement in reflux symptoms by eliminating gastric stasis caused by the sick GB thus indirectly improving reflux symptoms however there is a crossover between GB and reflux symptoms in that the two diseases may mimic each other in certain instances ...Read more

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