Gastritis and acid reflux one year post op

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Hi!

I had my gallbladder removed a year ago after being diagnosed with polyps. Everything went well until about three months ago when I started suffering from acid reflux and gastritis. Could it be caused by my lack of gallbladder?

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    Hi Juan

    Yes I think it probably is as I had mine out in March 2017 and I've just had an endoscopy that showed gastroduodenitis and bile reflux which wasn't there when I had an endoscopy in 2016 so I can only think that it is connected.

    Some of the information that I've read does say bile reflux can cause it.

    I'm just trying out different combinations of drugs as the moment to reduce the pain as unfortunately I'm allergic to some of them.

    You should probably take some ppi's to reduce your stomach acid, that may help in the first instance.

    What does your doctor say?

    Let me know.

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    Hi Juan yes removal of gallbladder can cause a whole host of nasty symptoms. Had mine out 14 months ago. At about the 7th month I got extremely sick with reflux and gastritis. I now have unbearable bloating that never lets up. I had ibs for over 50 years and the bile has exacerbated it to the point that everything I eat is no longer tolerated. I sometimes can't even drink water from the trapped gas and bloat pain. Hopefully you can take meds that I cannot so you can have some comfort

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    YES!

    At the very least, I am glad I am not alone in this or going crazy. I have been having gastric pain since shortly after my gb removal. To help keep it in check, I have had to do the following:

    • SLEEP ON A WEDGE
    • ACIPHEX (ppi) 2x a day
    • zantac 150mg 2x a day
    • zyrtec 2x a day
    • citalopram 30mg 1x a day
    • stopped eating gluten
    • stopped eating dairy
    • gaviscon for breakthrough gastric pain

    note: ppi's will cause stomach polyps so try to avoid those if u can

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