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Heartburn after Gallbladder removal and ERCP
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Heartburn after Gallbladder removal and ERCP

I had my gallbladder removed along with ERCP to remove stone in common duct 3 weeks ago. Since then I have constant burning feeling mostly in chest, sometimes it moves to back, lower abdomen, etc. Dr. prescribed Pepcid which stopped working after a week, then prescribed sucralfate and Prilosec which I've been taking almost a week - hardly working. I can't get an appt. with gastroenterologist for 2 more weeks! What could this burning be? Bile floating around? Acid - too much or too little?? My primary care dr. said this feeling is common after gallbladder surgery. What can I take for it? (I am eating small amounts of bland and lowfat food - I have no other digestive issues.)
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Hi,
This is part of post-cholecystectomy syndrome.
PPI with lifestyle modfications would be helpful.
If symptoms persists, evaluation has to be done with upper GI endoscopy and 24 hours pH monitoring.
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