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How can I tell whether I have acid reflux or gall bladder problems?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Type of pain

Reflux (gerd) typically causes burning pain localized to the mid chest.
Gallbladder pain(biliary colic) is a noncramping, nonburning, steady pain, typically in the right upper-or upper middle abdomen. It typically lasts for an hour and then goes away completely. Antacids will often help gerd but have no effect on the gallbladder. Both may be associated with nausea and vomiting.

In brief: Type of pain

Reflux (gerd) typically causes burning pain localized to the mid chest.
Gallbladder pain(biliary colic) is a noncramping, nonburning, steady pain, typically in the right upper-or upper middle abdomen. It typically lasts for an hour and then goes away completely. Antacids will often help gerd but have no effect on the gallbladder. Both may be associated with nausea and vomiting.
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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Tests needed

Gall stones can be detected by ultrasound, though not everyone with gall stones needs surgery.

In brief: Tests needed

Gall stones can be detected by ultrasound, though not everyone with gall stones needs surgery.
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