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Bile (Overview)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats in the small intestine.


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What causes green bile?

What causes green bile?

Chemical properties: Biliverdin is a green tetrapyrrolic bile pigment, and is a product of heme/redcell breadown. Biliverdin is further broken down to bilirubin for easier excretion to the outside world (also into urobilinogen in urine-as mild yellow). This compound absorbs green light, thus appears green to your eyes! (put in dard room=brown/black). I think u maybe asking why u threw up green? Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Bile (Overview)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats in the small intestine.


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Where is the bile located?

Where is the bile located?

Liver outflow: Bile is a secretion of the liver which eliminates some toxins and helps in digestion. It has its own exit tract from the liver, past the gall bladder into the duodenum. Bile is carried inside this plumbing. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bile?

What is the cause of bile?

I don't understand: Your question doesn't make sense. Bile is a normal substance made in your body to dissolve fats from your food. So "cause of bile" doesn't make any sense. ...Read more

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How exactly is bile formed?

How exactly is bile formed?

Bile: Bile is manufactured in the liver and then stored in the gall bladder where it is secreted into the upper intestinal tract after a fatty meal. The meal releases a hormone, cholecystokinin, which stimulates gall bladder contraction thereby secreting the bile. When the gall bladder has been removed, the liver can release Bile through the biliary ducts directly into the digestive tract. ...Read more

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What the sotable food to bile stoons?

What the sotable food to bile stoons?

No food will : Make stones go away. But if you eat fatty or fried foods, you will have pain. This is because the gallbladder will contract vigorously. And the stones will get stuck in the neck of the gallbladder. This causes biliary colic, it is painful. If the stone remains stuck and gallbladder gets infected, you will have acute cholecystitis. This can become a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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I have black bile. What does this mean?

I have black bile. What does this mean?

What do YOU mean?: More information, please. You can't see your own bile, assuming you haven't had surgery with placement of a drainage tube into your gall bladder or biliary system. ...Read more

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Why do I bring up bile a few times a month?

Why do I bring up bile a few times a month?

Explain further: Do you mean you get a small amount of green bilious materail with a sour bitter taste in the back of your mouth a few times a month or do you actually vomit this up? This could be just gerd or it could be something more serious. I strongly suggest that you see a gastroenterologist in your area asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bile?

Produced by liver: Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats in the small intestine. ...Read more

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What health problems occur with the dysfunction of bile?

What health problems occur with the dysfunction of bile?

Cholestasis/obstruct: ...may be due to stones, tumors, cholangitis, pancreatitis, etc. with resulting jaundice. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the body to increase the rate at which it releases bile?

Is it possible for the body to increase the rate at which it releases bile?

To some degree: Certain foods are known to stimulate the secretion of bile into the intestines. Generally fatty foods will stimulate this response. If your body did not do this, the fats in your diet would pass through your intestines undigested, resulting in diarrhea, bloating, and gas. ...Read more

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Why would my body produce excess bile? Can excess bile be associated withgerd?

Why would my body produce excess bile? Can excess bile be associated withgerd?

It wouldn't and no.: Bile is the product of liver cells, is stored in the gallbladder and is released into the duoenum downstream from the stomach. Bodies do not produce excess bile and gerd does not stimulate bile release. The acid that comes up into your esophagus with gerd is manufactured in the stomach and does not contain bile. ...Read more

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My wife has had severe bile for three days. What can I do to aleviate the sickness?

My wife has had severe bile for three days. What can I do to aleviate the sickness?

Severe bile: From where? Mouth or from below.? Severe bile is not a sign of anything. If she has reflux of bile causing burning in her chest then she needs a work up with a doctor and possible medications to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been sick every morning for two weeks and its disgusting bile :/ what could this be ?

Gallbladder: It very well may be a gall bladder problem and you would need to seek medical attention for this. Or it could be pregnancy? Is there any chance you are pregnant? ...Read more

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Is bile considered an enzyme?

No: Bile is made by the liver and contains water (~97%), bile salts, bilirubin (a waste product), and fats (cholesterol, fatty acits, lecithin). The digestive enzymes come from the pancreas. Bile helps to surround the digested fats in the food and make it easier for the intestine to absorb them. ...Read more

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I keep vomitting up bile.Pls help?

I keep vomitting up bile.Pls help?

Go see your doctor: If you keep vomiting bile, even after drinking just water, it's time to go see your doctor and undergo endoscopy (egd) to look for possible obstruction causing bilious emesis (vomit). ...Read more

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I have bile refulx, can you help me?

Maybe: Bile reflux is a painful and difficult to treat problem(as you probably know). My patients have had best results using either (or both) cholestyramine and oatmeal (like in the oats and honey bars)2-6 times a days (depending on how bad it bothers you. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more