It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board

Who has had gallbladder surgery?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-29-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 3
Cris9 HB User
Who has had gallbladder surgery?

Hi all

I'm here because I suffer from heartburn and pain in the esophagus, especially at night. Meds don't seem to work, I tried Nexium and it works for a few days and that's it.

I've had some mild problems all my life but things have gotten a lot worse since I had my gallbladder removed. So I've always suspected there's a connection.

Apparently bile reflux is the main cause of Barrett's so I would be interested in hearing from people who have Barretts.


Last edited by Administrator; 11-29-2012 at 07:29 PM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-29-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 3
Cris9 HB User
Re: Who has had gallbladder surgery?

So I read a few articles explaining that sometimes bile reflux, not acid reflux, is responsible for Barretts.

Probably it can also cause heartburn and esophagus pain in general. Unfortunately there is no way to treat this yet, and it doesn't respond to the usual acid-inhibiting drugs (because the cause is completely different). This type of reflux happens a lot more in people who have had gallbladder surgery because the bile is not stored in the gallbladder anymore.

Has anyone else noticed this connection? And, if you have Barretts, did you also your gallbladder removed?

The implication is that, if bile reflux is to blame, than taking PPIs etc. is a waste of money and not worth the side effects.

Last edited by mod85; 11-30-2012 at 09:20 AM.

Old 12-01-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
Stretch1one's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Posts: 406
Stretch1one HB UserStretch1one HB UserStretch1one HB UserStretch1one HB UserStretch1one HB UserStretch1one HB UserStretch1one HB UserStretch1one HB UserStretch1one HB User
Re: Who has had gallbladder surgery?

I have Barrets from acid reflux my gallbladder was not removed.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Gallbladder Related? Flangelina Acid Reflux / GERD 1 09-26-2011 07:35 AM
Ulcer symptoms or gallbladder? Any guesses? sunshinebee Acid Reflux / GERD 2 09-05-2011 10:00 PM
Why would the doctor take blood work to check gallbladder and liver? davysmom Acid Reflux / GERD 2 04-04-2011 04:13 PM
chest pain, upper back pain how do you know is it esophagus spasm or gallbladder ? nysue Acid Reflux / GERD 0 03-04-2011 05:37 AM
Successful Surgery zoogal Acid Reflux / GERD 2 03-17-2010 08:25 PM
Update on Test & Surgery CharBerry Acid Reflux / GERD 5 09-30-2008 08:22 AM
Laparoscopic, or "minimally invasive," fundoplication surgery huckfinn Acid Reflux / GERD 4 04-08-2008 09:25 AM
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication surgery. buildingmaint Acid Reflux / GERD 22 06-18-2007 06:27 AM
Possible Surgery?... nbden Acid Reflux / GERD 6 04-21-2007 02:34 PM
doctor says acid reflux. but i don't think so ebeth10 Acid Reflux / GERD 12 12-01-2006 07:27 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:51 AM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!