Jul 20, 2009 - 7:50 am
After a total gastrectomy in May, I'd been having a considerable amount of pain that I described as "hunger pangs." I also thought I might have a constriction where the upper intestine was reattached to the esophagus.
I had a endoscopy last week that showed considerable inflammation related to excessive bile backing up into the esophagus. I've gotten a prescription to deal with the bile, but that doesn't address the problem, only the symptom.
Has anyone experienced bile-backup following a total gastrectomy? If this is something that might resolve itself, I'd sure like to hear. Thanks for any input.