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Hi,
I am looking for the cause to my acid reflux. I have had it for last 7 years. Problems every night. Daytime quite ok.

Gastroscopy after 6 years showed no problems:
NO HERNIA. Cardia closed, no esofagitis, sharp z-line,esofagus/stomach/cardia/ulcus ok
I was recommended to take antiacid.

Then I let a private clinic do ultrasound investigation of whole abdomen. Everything in abdomen ok except gallbladder. I have a huge cholestorole stone. I have no pain, but doctor said stone is so big that it blocks fluid hence gallbladder has no function. Vessels OK.

Other comments:
- Some problems with fried food so I skip it.
- Lab blood tests ok
- No stomach pain
- I think I digest well
- No symptoms of IBS, lactose intolerance, candid, gluten allergy, SIBO
- normal gas, gut flora seems ok
- Perfect BMI, 185cm, 72kg, healthy living, feeling OK.

Question: can malfunction in gallbladder cause acid reflux? Other causes you can think of? Any test?

/man, 50


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replied March 28th, 2018
Acid Reflux Answer A63494
Yes, gall bladder stones and blockade can lead to and be associated with symptoms of GERD/Dyspepsia. Antacids alone wont address moderate to severe GERD. PPIs in combination with prokinetics such as lansoprazole with domeperidone along with bismuth subsalicylate can be advised for a month to see for adequate resolution of symptoms without further investigations. Regarding the fate of the gall bladder, surgical opinion should be sought for its removal. Many people experience marked reduction in GERD/ Dyspepsia symptoms following removal of gall bladder.


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