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Red bile when passing stool. Stool is normal color, but bile is red. Causes? Risks? Er or doctor? Internal bleed? Also constipated 2 weeks.

Red bile when passing stool. Stool is normal color, but bile is red. Causes? Risks? Er or doctor? Internal bleed? Also constipated 2 weeks.

BILE IS NOT RED: Your are bleeding, it is not bile, has something to do with your constipation, see your doctor drink plenty of fluid, have lots of fiber and fruits. ...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


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Passing bile frequently but also passing normally formed stools in-between. I've been on Methotrexate for just over two months (for RA) and not sur?

See doctor: Wonder how you can know for sure that you are passing bile. Nonetheless you should discuss this with the doctor who put you on methotrexate to make sure that this is not a side effect from the drug (even though this may not be a common one). ...Read more

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I keep developing stones in my bile duct. Been happening since August 2014. I'll pass them in my stool, then the pain comes back a few weeks later. Y?

I keep developing stones in my bile duct. Been happening since August 2014. I'll pass them in my stool, then the pain comes back a few weeks later. Y?

Stones: Sounds like you have lots of gallstones. If your having symptoms of right upper abdominal pain, pain with fatty foods, you should be evaluated for a laparoscopic cholestectomy, aka gallbladder removal. ...Read more

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I throw up bile every morning and have excruciating pain in my upper abdomen I have started passing blood in my stool?

I throw up bile every morning and have excruciating pain in my upper abdomen I have started passing blood in my stool?

Go to hospital now!: You have a stomach ulcer or another serious abdominal condition that needs immediate attention. Go to the emergency room now! Delay could be life threatening. ...Read more

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Pain in left upper abdomen after passing stool?

Pain in left upper abdomen after passing stool?

This is a common: Complaint in patients with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and is possibly due to CONTRACTION of the now empty bowel!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've an almost constant urge to pass stools. Usually a very small amount loose or soft stools, or nothing at all is passed. I also get terrible pain in my upper abdomen after eating anything. Ibs?

I've an almost constant urge to pass stools. Usually a very small amount loose or soft stools, or nothing at all is passed. I also get terrible pain in my upper abdomen after eating anything. Ibs?

IBS: The constant urge school sounds like ibs. The pain in your upper abdomen could be ibs, but I would also wonder if it represents something along the of gastritis or an ulcer. Other possibilities are ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease but you are not passing any blood or mucus so I doubt that the latter two are the case. Please get checked for upper abdominal symptomatology as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Yellow bile in stool?

Yellow bile in stool?

Bile-colored stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have green stool? Is that from bile or food or something else?

What does it mean to have green stool? Is that from bile or food or something else?

Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes yellow stools and bile vomit?

What causes yellow stools and bile vomit?

Possible causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. Get checked if recurrent. ...Read more

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I have loose stool and what looks to be bile in the toilet, also some light pain in left side, should I be concerned? Pain on left side started wednesday and was not severe and has subsided a little!

I have loose stool and what looks to be bile in the toilet, also some light pain in left side, should I be concerned? Pain on left side started wednesday and was not severe and has subsided a little!

Abdominal: Abdominal pain must always be taken seriously. If a patient has diarrhea, sometimes it can cause left-sided pain as that is where the colon is. Other causes of left-sided abdominal pain can be diverticulitis (from little loops on the bowel that get inflammed), or pain with the pancreas, though that is usually higher up in the abdomen. A patient should be evaluated if they have persistent abdominal pain, vomiting, or fever associated with their pain. ...Read more

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My 12month old has had yellow diarreah for 5 weeks all stool samples are clear now this week he has started vomitting green bile! Help!

My 12month old has had yellow diarreah for 5 weeks all stool samples are clear now this week he has started vomitting green bile! Help!

Lot of possibilities: Cannot say in your particular case, but basically, at 1 year and under dehydration is often fatal and with more out than in it would be an emergency that needs immediate intervention. ...Read more

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Can extended use of Metamucil cause bight green stools? Does the light food intake while using Metamucil contribute to this when present? Bile?

Can extended use of Metamucil cause bight green stools? Does the light food intake while using Metamucil contribute to this when present? Bile?

Metamucil: Metamucil does not cause bright green stools. Stool color can change on its own, and bright green is not only not abnormal, it's just fine. I would continue the Metamucil since it provides great fiber for the bowels. No need to stop it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I am trying to get over having enteritis. How long does it take to be back to normal. Still having the bile looking stool and vomit. A week later.

I am trying to get over having enteritis. How long does it take to be back to normal. Still having the bile looking stool and vomit. A week later.

Gastroenteritis: Speed of recovery depends upon the cause. If this is viral or uncomplicated food borne issues it should clear up in 5-7 days. You are now at the outer limits and if does not get better in the next day or two would definitely recommend that you see a doctor. Best wishes for a rapid recovery. ...Read more

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Light yellow stool? Everything else is ruled out except colitis. Its been 2 weeks of light yellow stool. My bile ducts are perfect. Endo next. Any ideas?

Yellow stool: Yellow stool may be due to absence of normal amounts of bile in the intestinal tract because of stones, but it can be due to rapid transit of stool through the intestinal tract as seen with diarrhea from infection or colitis. Perhaps an antispasmodic like Bentyl (dicyclomine) may slow down loose stools. Your gastroenterologist will advise you after his work up is completed. ...Read more

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What can cause an orangish brown stool? Stools are soft and formed. Does orangish stool mean bile duct blockage or cancer?

Not usually: Bile duct blockage presents with clay-gray colored stools or even dark stools if it bleeds or if sits at the end of the duct (ampulla). Never heard of orange stools. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks post gallbladder removal, still having occasional (3-5 times a week) yellow (bile) tinted loose stool. How long does this normally last?

Yellow bile: This can last for months as you do not have a storage container for your bile. Your liver now produces bile and secretes it directly into the gut as it is required. ...Read more

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Is yellow stool after a bile duct sphincterotomy and stent normal?

Is yellow stool after a bile duct sphincterotomy and stent normal?

It can be: This procedure will increase the delivery of bile to your intestine. It should improve with time. ...Read more

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I through up yellow bile with spikes of blood in it. Also stools are very dark and mucus looking. Could this be because of a ulcer?

Possible: If you vomit enough, you can get a tear and have bleeding from it. It depends on how much blood you have. See your doctor, you may need a procedure to rule out ulcers and medicaiton to heal them. ...Read more

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My digestion is not proper. Food particles can be seen n stool. Am taking enough food but feeling tired everytime. And vomiting yellow bile in morning.

My digestion is not proper. Food particles can be seen n stool. Am taking enough food but feeling tired everytime. And vomiting yellow bile in morning.

Inadequate data: Do you have weight loss? Are the food particles vegetable such as corn and celery or do you see other food particles? How long have you had morning vomiting? Is it associated with nausea? Do you have any chronic diseases, take any medications or over the counter supplements, or have you had any abdominal surgeries? Are your menses regular and predictable? We need more data. Symptomatic therapy ok. ...Read more

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Gallbladder was took out 2years ago & I may have IBS though never diagnosed. I use the bathroom at least 10x a day. I have black stools and bile why?

Gallbladder was took out 2years ago & I may have IBS though never diagnosed. I use the bathroom at least 10x a day. I have black stools and bile why?

Black stool: Black stool may be an indicator of blood in the stool. Bleeding from the upper part of the GI tract may cause black frequent stools. Have it checked out. IBS should not cause bleeding. ...Read more

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, sharp pain in mid abdomen near navel. Gas somewhat help but then comes back. Still is sharp. Does not hurt when I touch. Biles are mix of hard /soft stools. Is it only gas?

, sharp pain in mid abdomen near navel. Gas somewhat help but then comes back. Still is sharp. Does not hurt when I touch. Biles are mix of hard /soft stools. Is it only gas?

Abdominal pain: Is a complex problem and requires detailed history and examination. Does the pain radiate to other locations, do you have nausea with it, any weight loss, or urinary symptoms. What brings up the pain or makes it worse, any fever or recent travel etc ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food poisoning? I have had watery stool and have been vomiting bile some time dry heaving..

What are the symptoms of food poisoning? I have had watery stool and have been vomiting bile some time dry heaving..

N&V: Symptoms of food poisoning may vary from 1 Hr in the case of Staph to several days in the case of Paradite like Giardia or Camphylobacter bacteria. Usually, N, V&D. In case of Chemical poisoning from mushroom you may see some neurological symptoms. Not having any Hist of good ingestion and not knowing when your symptoms started, can't say it is food poisoning. Consult MD to avoid dehydration ...Read more

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If bile ducts are blocked shouldn't change in stool color be first notice than jaundice because my gi doc say that they happen the same time?

Obstructed bile duct: If your bile ducts are completely obstructed, jaundice and stool color changes will occur simultaneously. In fact, it is possible to notice the jaundice first if it is a while before a bowel movement is actually passed. Regardless, there should not be much difference in time between the two occurrences. This is a medical emergency if it happens. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had clay stools for about 5mth now have had tests ran. Us showed I had a bile duct that was at 11 mm so they did an mrcp and said mass is benig. Today my dung turned like olive oil. Any advice?

I have had clay stools for about 5mth now have had tests ran. Us showed I had a bile duct that was at 11 mm so they did an mrcp and said mass is benig. Today my dung turned like olive oil. Any advice?

2nd opinion: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more


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