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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

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What triggers your body to make bile salts?

What triggers your body to make bile salts?

Genetics: Production of bile salts is one of the many crucial functions of our liver. This is an innate metabolic function programmed by our genes. Bile salts are essential for proper digestion & detoxification. Unfortunately gallbaldder removal interferes with having adequate bile to digest fats, so it may be wise to take ox bile supplements. Certain herbs & foods can stimulate bile production. See comment:. ...Read more

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What does bile look like when you cough it up?

Possibility....: Bile should not be located in your respiratory tract so you should not be coughing up bile. Bile is green but if you are coughing up green secretions, it is usually a sign of infection from acute bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection with post-nasal drip, etc. See your doctor so your problem can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What causes bile to be very watery and clumpy?

Bile: Bile is a substance that is produced by the liver. It is made up of bilirubin. It is stored in you gallbladder and helps you digest fatty food. In normal people, it is a liquid substance, but in those who have tendency to develop gallstone, it may be sandy or "clumpy." here is more on this condition: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gallstone-disease. ...Read more

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I coughed up bile this morning what does that mean?

Unlikely....: Bile is located in the gastrointestinal tract, not in your airways. It is more likely that you coughed up green sputum and this could be a sign of infection from etiologies like acute bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment because you may need antibiotics if the infection is due to bacteria. ...Read more

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I'm so constipated. my biles are big balls! Why?!?!

You should make: Enough bowels for then to be like a banana boat.! Be sure to eat at least 4 servings of fruits and 5 veggies each day. Drink at leastb8 glasses of water each day. If necessary tryiralaxvas it softens vowels and you can adjust the powder kist for ypu. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bile acids?

They digest fats: Bile acids are made in the liver and stored in the gall bladder. When you ingest a fatty meal, bile acids are released into the intestine to help digest fats and they are necessary for the absorption of certain fat soluble vitamins such as a, d, e and k. ...Read more

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Can you tell me name of the test to identify bile salts?

Rarely used...: Here's your reference:
Br Med J. 1979 Mar 10; 1(6164): 644–646.
PMCID: PMC1598241
Bile salt tests in clinical practice.
K W Heaton ...Read more

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If you removed your gallbladder where does your bile go?

Still recycle: Normally your body recycles bile and stores extra in the gallbladder. Bile travels or is released into your intestinal tract when food enters. The gallbladder stores up extra. Your body can recycle the bile downstream and re introduce it. Most patients do well after gallbladder removal. Follow with your surgeon if you notice trouble with digestion after. Record your diet. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of cholerestamine? For bile salts?

Numerous: Some of the more common side effects of Cholestyramine include mild constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, loss of appetite, weight changes, bloating or gas, and hiccups or a sour taste in your mouth. There are others as well, and if you experience serious ones, such as black, tarry stools, blood in the urine, persistent constipation, or severe abdominal pain, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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