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What is bile salt disease? And can it ever go away if properly treated?

What is bile salt disease? And can it ever go away if properly treated?

Yes, if treated.: Bile is secreted from the liver and stored in the gallbladder. After a meal the gallbladder contracts and the bile enters the small intestine where it emulsifies fat ands aids fat digestion. The bile is reabsorbed in the terminal ileum. Surgical removal of the terminal ileum causes bile to enter the colon causing diarrhea. It can also lead to bile acid deficiency and fat malabsorption>steatorrhea ...Read more

Dr. John Berryman
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Serum Bile Acid Elevated (Definition)

We check for several nonspecific liver tests like ast, alt, alkphos, bili and one specific GGT test for alcoholism (and others). We worry when these increase 2x, 3x, 4x etc. Bile acid (bilirubin) can increase in a newborn and cause jaundice, which is temporary and treatable. In adults, an elevate bili can be ominous possible heralding hepatitis, disease, or ...Read more


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What is bile gastritis & how is it treated? I had my gallbladder removed years ago.

What is bile gastritis & how is it treated? I had my gallbladder removed years ago.

Bile irritation : Since u don't have gallbladder, there is bile flowing through ur system all the time. Some will back up into stomach and cause irritation. Treatment is medication (carafate, cholestyramine, welchol, Reglan (metoclopramide) etc). ...Read more

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What is bile and why do I get it in my throat when I lay down?

What is bile and why do I get it in my throat when I lay down?

Dig. aid, u shouldn': Bile is a digrestive detergent that emulsifies fats; is made in liver, stored in gallbladder, travels down ducts, put into small bowel in duodenum, just past the stomach-in the duodenum. It should head south, i.e. Down intestine. Can reflux up into stomach; uncommonly can also reflux up into lower esophagus; even less common into throat. More likely acid/stomach reflux. Chronic?- see doc. ...Read more

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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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What is the cause of bile reflux gasthropathy?

What is the cause of bile reflux gasthropathy?

Probably not: Bile produced in the liver is excreted via the common bile duct through the papilla of Vater. It should flow ante grade into the small bowel. If it flows retrograde into the stomach, it is termed biliary gastric reflux. It was thought that this could be a cause of gastritis. However, this phenomenon is commonly observed on nuclear hepatobiliary scans in patients without gastritis by endoscopy. ...Read more

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I had an endoscopy done 2 days ago,i was told that i have gastritis and that i have increased secretions of acid and bile,what is the cause& solution?

I had an endoscopy done 2 days ago,i was told that i have gastritis and that i have increased secretions of acid and bile,what is the cause& solution?

Many: There are many causes of gastritis- Certain foods can irritate your stomach such as alcohol, chocolate, spices and mint. Also, NSAID medications such as ibuprofren can irritate the stomach. A potential solution is avoiding certain foods and ibuprofen. Medications such as nexium (esomeprazole) and sucralfate may help also. ...Read more

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Almost every morning I puke. Even if I don't eat anything. The puke is usually bubbly. People keep say there may be a bile issue and something with the bile. What is the possibilities of this?

Almost every morning I puke. Even if I don't eat anything. The puke is usually bubbly. People keep say there may be a bile issue and something with the bile. What is the possibilities of this?

Need information: What do you mean by bubbly? Is it clear secretions or undigested food? A gall bladder problem is more likely to cause pain after eating a fatty meal. Is there heart burn during the day? Reflux or hiatal hernia may be a cause. Headaches? Morning vomiting can be related to increased intracranial pressure. Pregnancy? I recommend an evaluation with your doctor if this has happened often. ...Read more

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Every so often a couple of times a month im throwing up yellow bile what is this im not pregnant as im also having heavy and irregular periods?

Every so often a couple of times a month im throwing up yellow bile what is this im not pregnant  as im also having heavy and irregular periods?

Not normal.: Vomiting so often with yellow bile is not normal. It could range from not eating enough or often enough, to an ulcer. Combined with irregular periods, it can represent a thyroid problem. You really need it evaluated to know. ...Read more

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What is best option for bile reflux on EGD? Crippling epigastric pain after meals. PPIs, Zantac,&Questran didn't help. Is Carafate or pepcid better

What is best option for bile reflux on EGD? Crippling epigastric pain after meals. PPIs, Zantac,&Questran didn't help.  Is Carafate or pepcid better

Bile reflux: Unfortunately bile reflux, unlike acid reflux, doesn't respond well to treatment with the usual antiGERD medications. I think it's worthwhile to try carafate. Pepcid is in the same medication class as zantac. Your gastroenterologist can advise you best,however. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Woods
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Absence Of The Bile Ducts (Definition)

Absence of bile ducts in the liver is a condition that is usually diagnosed in a baby. The failure of a baby's liver to develop bile ducts causes the bile produced inside the liver to back up inside the liver, and overflow into the baby's blood, causing severe jaundice ...Read more