Biliary reflux

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What is biliary reflux?

Bile is a digestive fluid created by the liver, it is yellow-green in color and is designed to digest fats and eliminate waste from the body. Biliary reflux occurs when bile backs up (refluxes) into the stomach and esophagus.

Common symptoms reported by people with biliary reflux

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with biliary reflux

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Questran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motilium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Carafate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)
Treatment name(s)

(UDCA Ursodeoxycholic acid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)

Data from patients with biliary reflux, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with biliary reflux

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Questran)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motilium)
Perceived effectiveness
for biliary reflux (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for biliary reflux (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Carafate)
Perceived effectiveness
for biliary reflux (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)
Treatment name(s)

(UDCA Ursodeoxycholic acid)
Perceived effectiveness
for biliary reflux (1 evaluation)
Side effects
burning in stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
biliary reflux (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with biliary reflux, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has biliary reflux on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 3
50s 1
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

88% Female
13% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from biliary reflux patients who have completed their condition history
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