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Which drug reduces blood cholesterol and stimulates the production of bile salts?

Which drug reduces blood cholesterol and stimulates the production of bile salts?

Cholestipol: Cholestipol. It's an old agent seldom used anymore. Another more frequently used agent is cholestyramine. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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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. ...Read more

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What is da best and most intense way to cleanse the liver kidneys & blood. What are the benefits of increasing liver bile production. What's da purpose?

What is da best and most intense way to cleanse the liver kidneys & blood. What are the benefits of increasing liver bile production. What's da purpose?

NONE! NONE! NONE!: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is snake oil! If you indeed have a liver disease, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. Please read the many other healthtap answers that dissuade use of "detox" or "cleanse" products. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I finally found out I have candida. Since I started the protocol my poop has been very light. This can mean poor bile production. Can I help my liver?

I finally found out I have candida. Since I started the protocol my poop has been very light. This can mean poor bile production. Can I help my liver?

Misinformed?: Every single human has candida in them and in them. It is a fake illness to diagnose someone with "Candida". If you are taking oral pills for candida they may be harming your liver. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a stone in bile duct?

What are symptoms of a stone in bile duct?

Varies: Some cause no symptoms. Others can be associated with right upper abdominal, flank, back or epigastric pain. Nausea and vomiting may occur especially if the stone blocks the bile duct and/or inflames the pancreas. You may notice yellowing of the eyes, darkened urine or light / clay colored stools. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of too much bile and what happens if you have too much bile in your system. I had my gallbladder removed five months ago.

What are the symptoms of too much bile and what happens if you have too much bile in your system. I had my gallbladder removed five months ago.

Test for high LFT's: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts. Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, as well as problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. Start with blood tests to identify possiblities. ...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 the signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer?

Jaundice: Bile duct cancer is uncommon but carries a poor prognosis. It will typically impede the flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine thus causing obstructive jaundice (yellowish discoloration of eyes and skin). Pain in the upper abdomen, weight loss and nausea may be noted. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed in September. I've been experiencing increased acid reflux symptoms since. Could this be healed by taking bile salts?

I had my gallbladder removed in September. I've been experiencing increased acid reflux symptoms since. Could this be healed by taking bile salts?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux may be a separate problem, more noticeable since your gallbladder surgery. Start with TUMS (calcium carbonate), (calcium carbonate) they are inexpensive and available without prescription. Then get in to see your regular doc, report the results with TUMS (calcium carbonate). You may need a prescription or EGD, (a scope to look at esophagus and stomach). Be well. ...Read more

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Had Cholecystectomy 2 months ago and developed bile reflux. Tried PPIs not working. What other meds treat it and is it forever or temporary symptom?

Had Cholecystectomy 2 months ago and developed bile reflux. Tried PPIs not working. What other meds treat it and is it forever or temporary symptom?

Is normal: Is not uncommon to have bile reflux after gallbladder surgery, PPI's not helpful for that. This entity is self limited, may take several months to go away, but you can try small meal more frequent. If your symptoms do not improve you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Take 40 mg aciphex (rabeprazole) daily for reflux (we think it is bile reflux as symptoms persist). Not a hyper secreter of acid. Safe to take a goldenseal supplement?

Take 40 mg aciphex (rabeprazole) daily for reflux (we think it is bile reflux as symptoms persist). Not a hyper secreter of acid. Safe to take a goldenseal supplement?

Goldenseal: Although goldenseal has interactions with many medications, it is not likely to interact with Aciphex (rabeprazole). If you take other medicines, be careful. In addition, be aware that there is no good scientific evidence that it will do anything positive for digestive tract issues. Be cautious adding supplements of questionable value to your medication regimen. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of common bile duct inflammation & can this occur several years after having a cholecystectomy?

Pain, fever,: And jaundice are typical, less likely pancreatitis and cholangitis, both serious conditions. And yes, it can be a stone that was present at the time of your cholecystectomy that was not found or overlooked or a stone that formed subsequently. If this is suspected, it can be confirmed by mr cholangiography; or ercp, an endocsopic x-ray and procedure during which a stone, if found, can be removed. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your body creates to much bile does this give you constant heart burn and nausea symptoms?

I'm just wondering, if your body creates to much bile does this give you constant heart burn and nausea symptoms?

Gallbladder: The main problem is not that your body secretes to much bile, its how the body hsndle it. If your gallbladder is not working well you may have abdominal pain after eating fatty foods, nausea and even heartburn. But the most common cause of heartburn in usa is gerd and sometimes nausea is part if it. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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My liver is 17cm with no bile in urin and no symptoms but pain in the lumber region of right side any ideas about weather this normal or hepatomegaly?

My liver is 17cm with no bile in urin and no symptoms but pain in the lumber region of right side any ideas about weather this normal or hepatomegaly?

Enlarged liver: The liver size does vary based upon the height and weight of the person. The size you mentioned is little higher than normal range for a women. This probably is not the reason for your backpain, Have comprehensive history and exam to find out the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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What does moderately fluid distended gallbladder mean? Noted on abdominal MRI, common bile duct diameter at 6mm. & I have alot of abdominal symptoms.

As an isolated: Finding it is of uncertain significance, it may mean nothing. It has to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, i.e. does your doctor suspect gallbladder dysfunction or biliary problem. Likewise, a 6mm common bile duct is borderline abnormal. If you have no signs, symptoms, or lab values suggesting biliary obstruction, it may be normal for you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food poisoning? I have had watery stool and have been vomiting bile some time dry heaving..

What are the symptoms of food poisoning? I have had watery stool and have been vomiting bile some time dry heaving..

N&V: Symptoms of food poisoning may vary from 1 Hr in the case of Staph to several days in the case of Paradite like Giardia or Camphylobacter bacteria. Usually, N, V&D. In case of Chemical poisoning from mushroom you may see some neurological symptoms. Not having any Hist of good ingestion and not knowing when your symptoms started, can't say it is food poisoning. Consult MD to avoid dehydration ...Read more

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Had gallbladder surgery recently now having bad burning chest pain. Is it caused by excess of acids or bile? Taking lansoprazole and low fat diet.

Had gallbladder surgery recently now having bad burning chest pain. Is it caused by excess of acids or bile? Taking lansoprazole and low fat diet.

GERD: Acid reflux is a separate problem and unfortunately in many cases patients suffering from gallbladder disease suffer from GERD as well and symptoms may be more noticeable now because they might have been attributed to gallbladder problem previously. See your gastroenterologist or surgeon to discuss further. Thank you. ...Read more

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My vitamin d is low despite prescription supplements. Gallbladder removed long ago so may not absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Should I try ox bile?

My vitamin d is low despite prescription supplements. Gallbladder removed long ago so may not absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Should I try ox bile?

Low vitamin D3: There may be a group of patients who do not absorb vitamin d3 efficiently. They seem to require higher doses of d3 (6000 to 10000 units daily) to achieve adequate blood levels, (between 40 and 70). Don't give up, stay on your vitamin d3 and get annual blood level. Your gallbladder surgery is likely unrelated. ...Read more

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I am 2 1/2 years post grny and have woken up with extreme GERD symptoms a handful of times: mouthful of bile, burning from stomach to throat? Normal?

I am 2 1/2 years post grny and have woken up with extreme GERD symptoms a handful of times: mouthful of bile, burning from stomach to throat? Normal?

Call your surgeon: Assuming grny is a gastric bypass, it would be unusual to have bile in your mouth due to the type of intestinal reconstruction. Heartburn and ulcers are more common, and all of the above could turn in to something more serious, so you should follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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My gram had gallbladder out 1/26. Since then WBC 45000 RBC 7 albumin low. Drain in place draining bile or infection. No appetite. Nausea CHF. Dx?

Bed Abscess: Frequently on removal of GB from liver, the bed of the dissection will continue to drain bile due of open and partially transected bile ducts. If the collection incompletely drained, infection develops in the collection of bile. A sono will reveal residual collection and may require drain replacement and cultures to define organisms and proper antibiotics. ...Read more

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Help; Continuing symptoms of acid reflex, coughing, nausea with Vomiting yellow bitter bile & frothy foam/ liquids 1 yr post gallbladder removal.

Help; Continuing symptoms of acid reflex, coughing, nausea with Vomiting yellow bitter bile & frothy foam/ liquids 1 yr post gallbladder removal.

Gastroenterologist: Have you consulted a gastroenterologist? If classic antigerd medications like prilosec or zantac aren't effective, you may be dealing with bile reflux rather than acid reflux. A gastroscopy to check for gastritis may be recommended. ...Read more

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My daughter woke up vomiting green bile and she says she felt her stomach twisting. She has low grade fever and is complaining of stomach pain.

My daughter woke up vomiting green bile and she says she felt her stomach twisting. She has low grade fever and is complaining of stomach pain.

Abdominal pain: Control fever with tylenol, (acetaminophen) not advil as it can upset the tummy. Call your pediatrician today. It may be a simple stomach bug to something serious. ...Read more

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Last month and this month: I vomited (yellow bile), stomach ache, body ache, and low grade fever. And after 3 days, I feel always feel better.?

Last month and this month: I vomited (yellow bile), stomach ache, body ache, and low grade fever. And after 3 days, I feel always feel better.?

Difficult: Without more information it seems that you may simply have had two viral illnesses, but many other possibilities exist. If this recurs the best thing you could do is see your local doctor. Do you have gallstones? ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an enlarge spleen and where would the mass be upper abdomen or lower?

What are symptoms of an enlarge spleen and where would the mass be upper abdomen or lower?

See details: You may have no symptoms or the abnormalities may just be noted on lab tests. The enlargement would be in the upper part of the left side of the abdomen but unless the spleen is significantly enlarged you may not be able to feel it. ...Read more

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I'm having a sickness in my upper abdomen, but it's not like my usual gastritis symptoms. It get's a little better after I eat. No other symptoms.

I'm having a sickness in my upper abdomen, but it's not like my usual gastritis symptoms. It get's a little better after I eat. No other symptoms.

Digestive: Could be your gallbladder, could be your stomach, small bowels
did you noticed if it happen after specific kind of food
or if it is related to milk or milk product
is it associated with any change of bowel habit like diarrhea or constipation or associated with too much bloating and gas
you need to see a doctor to answer all of these questions and to help you find out what exactly the problem ...Read more

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I get really bad pain in my upper abdomen I looked up my symptoms and it's saying an ulcer is it really dangerous if I don't get it look after?

I get really bad pain in my upper abdomen I looked up my symptoms and it's saying an ulcer is it really dangerous if I don't get it look after?

Maybe not ulcer: Get a consultation with your doctor. This may or may not be an ulcer. The treatment is directed to the correct diagnosis. Wrong diagnosis will not be helpful to you. By the way, an ulcer is generally the result of a bacterial problem and it does not solve itself. ...Read more

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Sometimes the left side of my upper abdomen hurts. It's probably gas. But why does wind get stuck in that area only? No other symptoms, except gas.

Sometimes the left side of my upper abdomen hurts. It's probably gas. But why does wind get stuck in that area only? No other symptoms, except gas.

Gas: Hello ~ If it is gas its probably coming from the stomach and a dilated stomach can impinge the diaphragm and give you a pain like a "stitch". The important thing is to let a doc place a hand on your stomach to make sure every thing is fine and there are no abdominal masses or any other noteworthy symptoms thanks ...Read more

Bile (Definition)

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