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I drank too much last night, and this morning I started vomiting. I thought this was normal, until I vomited green bile. I haven't been able to keep down water. What should I do?

I drank too much last night, and this morning I started vomiting. I thought this was normal, until I vomited green bile. I haven't been able to keep down water. What should I do?

Go to hospital.: What you are currently experiencing seem to be above and beyond what would be reasonable for you to monitor on your own. If you remain on able to even drink fluids, you should get to the hospital right away. ...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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My daughter woke up vomiting green bile and she says she felt her stomach twisting. She has low grade fever and is complaining of stomach pain.

My daughter woke up vomiting green bile and she says she felt her stomach twisting. She has low grade fever and is complaining of stomach pain.

Abdominal pain: Control fever with tylenol, (acetaminophen) not advil as it can upset the tummy. Call your pediatrician today. It may be a simple stomach bug to something serious. ...Read more

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My husband has been in and out of hospitals he's had a colonoscopy and an upper GI he is vomiting green bile stomach pain lower leftand weight loss?

My husband has been in and out of hospitals he's had a colonoscopy and an upper GI he is vomiting green bile stomach pain lower leftand weight loss?

Call doc: If the vomiting started again, and he can;t keep anything down, call his doc or head to the ER if nothing is working to stop it. Later, consider a second opinion if you both are not happy with the information currently given you. ...Read more

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He's had upper GI colonoscopy cat scn X rays no diagnosis vomiting green bile left lower stomach pain and weight loss. Doctors don't know what's wrong?

He's had upper GI colonoscopy cat scn X rays no diagnosis vomiting green bile left lower stomach pain and weight loss. Doctors don't know what's wrong?

Keep pursuing: Hi. I'm sorry. He sounds sick. The fact that nothing diagnostic has been done yet rules out certain things, which lets the diagnostician consider other causes and what to do next. Something will eventually turn up, or the problem will resolve itself. Good luck to him. ...Read more

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Yesyerday I started getting sharp pains like as if I had gas. It is radiating into my back. I have diarrhea with it and vomiting green bile now.

Yesyerday I started getting sharp pains like as if I had gas. It is radiating into my back. I have diarrhea with it and vomiting green bile now.

...See the PCP: 33 y/o Female says, Yesterday I started getting sharp pains like if I had gas. It is radiating into my back. I have diarrhea with it and vomiting green bile now. It is possible you ate/drank something that is contaminated /causing indigestion. Any Peptic Ulcer history? Gall bladder could also be the issue with green bile vomiting. If symptoms persist it might be a good idea to see the PCP ...Read more

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Vomiting green bile, severe upper left quadrant stomach pain, diarrhea?

Go to ER: This could be something as simple as a gastroenteritis, but the severity of symptoms suggest that you need to get an urgent evaluation. You are at high risk of getting dehydrated due to fluid loss (from both ends!), which could be a critical problem. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was vomiting green bile and have had diarrhea with it since sunday evening. My abdomen hurts very badly. Er doctor said it was uti. What's wrong?

Yesterday I was vomiting green bile and have had diarrhea with it since sunday evening. My abdomen hurts very badly. Er doctor said it was uti. What's wrong?

Could be UTI, but...: Bile is typically a golden yellow to green color. It mixes with food to help digest dietary fats. When bile backs up into the stomach, it may appear in your vomitus. Lots of common things can cause bilary emesis and affect GI function (causing altered stooling) but if persistent, worsening, or associated with pain, tenderness, weight loss, blood then please have it further evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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I feel as sick as I did last note. Severe upper right belly pain came on after eating. Nausea vomiting green bile. Chills. I feel pressure pain. Advice?

I feel as sick as I did last note. Severe upper right belly pain came on after eating. Nausea vomiting green bile. Chills. I feel pressure pain. Advice?

Go to ER, please.: Severe abdominal pain that lasts overnight warrants a trip to the er, especially with vomiting and chills. There are many possible causes but the two that come to mind are gallbladder disease or gastroenteritis (stomach flu). Please don't delay. ...Read more

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Stomach bloated, vomit green bile yellow stools no fever constant gurling noises in stomach gall bladder remove 1 yr ago?

Stomach bloated, vomit green bile yellow stools no fever constant gurling noises in stomach gall bladder remove 1 yr ago?

Bloated: Try breaking down the gaseous buildup by applying heat to the upper abdomen. If vomiting continues or if abdominal pain develops you should be examined. Bile duct stones can develop even in the absence of a gall bladder. ...Read more

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Severe upper right abdominal pain came on half hour after eating dinner. Nausea. Chills. Vomited green bile 3xs now. No previous hystery of this.

? Gallbladder: If this gets worse you could be developing a stone in your gallbladder and this can be potentially serious so if worsens or no improvement then to to er. ...Read more

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My husband took my 4 year old daughter to the ER yesterday, explained that she vomited dark green bile. They put her on an IV, prescribed her Zofran (ondansetron)?

My husband took my 4 year old daughter to the ER yesterday, explained that she vomited dark green bile. They put her on an IV, prescribed her Zofran (ondansetron)?

And your question?: Without examining your daughter (which the ER doctor no doubt did) or having access to her ER database, we can't second-guess the ER physician's approach to her care. Please arrange for follow-up with her pediatrician ASAP. ...Read more

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My husband took my 4 year old daughter to the ER yesterday, explained that she vomited dark green bile. They put her on an IV & prescribed her Zofran (ondansetron)?

My husband took my 4 year old daughter to the ER yesterday, explained that she vomited dark green bile. They put her on an IV & prescribed her Zofran (ondansetron)?

For nausea/hydration: IV fluid is given when vomiting has been severe enough to cause dehydration. Zofran (ondansetron) is used to treat nausea. Usually with children, vomiting is caused by a short-lived viral illness or simple stomach upset which will get better on its own. If she continues to vomit and/or starts to have stomach pain, see your pediatrician at once. ...Read more

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I vomited dark yellowish green bile. I also hurt on the right side of my stomach. I've been taking tylenol (acetaminophen 500), could I have toxicity?

I vomited dark yellowish green bile. I also hurt on the right side of my stomach. I've been taking tylenol (acetaminophen 500), could I have toxicity?

Concerned.: You need to be evaluated by a physician. Your potential problems include gallbladder infections, ulcers, pancreas inflammation and depending on the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) taken, tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose. ...Read more

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Daughter is six days post-appendectomy and she is vomiting until nothing but green bile left to vomit. She is sleeping now, what should we do?

Daughter is six days post-appendectomy and she is vomiting until nothing but green bile left to vomit. She is sleeping now, what should we do?

If you cannot: Hold anything down, you get dehydrated. A lot of complciations can cause this. But if someone cannot keep liquids down, there's not much choice except to get immediate treatment. ...Read more

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5 yr old has greasy diarrhoea and vomiting undigested food and green bile on and off for 17 days, some night sweats with no fever, any ideas?

5 yr old has greasy diarrhoea and vomiting undigested food and green bile on and off for 17 days, some night sweats with no fever, any ideas?

See your doctor.: The above symptoms are not normal, and have been going on long enough that it does not sound like a usual stomach bug. I would take him to see his doctor for diagnostic testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter has been vomiting and diarrhea for 3 days and can't hold down anything. Last night, she vomited what looks like green bile.

My 4 year old daughter has been vomiting and diarrhea for 3 days and can't hold down anything. Last night, she vomited what looks like green bile.

Concerning: Bile is always concerning and can be a sign of bowel blockage. While vomit and diarrhea can be from common infections, when bile is present it is much more concerning. How is she today? If no improvement you need to go to the Emergency Room right now. ...Read more

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Up and had the need to vomit, though what only came out was some acid green liquid, might it have been bile?

Up and had the need to vomit, though what only came out was some acid green liquid, might it have been bile?

Biliary emesis: Bile is typically a golden yellow to green color. It mixes with food to help digest dietary fats. When bile backs up into the stomach, it may appear in your vomitus. When persistent, it can lead to alkaline reflux and stomach irritation. Lots of common things can cause bilary emesis, but if persistent, worsening, or associated with pain, tenderness, weight loss, blood then please have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm vomiting blue bile and have not eaten or drank anything in 48 hours due to nausea. Before it was blue, it was green.

Look at what you ate: Blue is not a color created by the body. When vomit is blue, the source is something that was eaten. Stomach contents are white to yellow. As you get deeper into the intestines, bile is green to dark green. Then the vomit gets to look like liquid poop. ...Read more

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Green stool, loss of appetite, relentless bile vomit after alcohol, tiredness?

Green stool, loss of appetite, relentless bile vomit after alcohol, tiredness?

See doc, no alcohol!: You sound sick. It's hard to say what could be wrong. Get seen soon. In the meantime, no alcohol! ...Read more

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My HIDA is 7% and I have negative Upper GI. My temperaturethis week was 99.3. My vomiting is green and dark golden in color. I have pain in the right upper part of my rib cage. I get bile in my throat when I belch. Could it be a gallbladder issue?

My HIDA is 7% and I have negative Upper GI. My temperaturethis week was 99.3. My vomiting is green and dark golden in color. I have pain in the right upper part of my rib cage. I get bile in my throat when I belch. Could it be a gallbladder issue?

See specialist: 7% ejection fraction quite low and if associated with appropriate symptoms indicate gall bladder disease. Vomiting can be associated. However greenish vomit contains bile. Duodenogastric reflux is reflux of bile from duodenum into stomach representing duodenal dysmotility which can be associated with sphincter of oddi dyskinesia. May be combination of biliary and gastric issues. Consult G.I. Doctor. ...Read more

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Vomited yellow bile, even though I've eaten and drink fluids! Constipated for 5 days (chronic/ green diahrea after reg bm hot flashes weak headaches?

Vomited yellow bile, even though I've eaten and drink fluids! Constipated for 5 days (chronic/ green diahrea after reg bm hot flashes weak headaches?

Viral gastroenteriti: Five days is getting a little beyond the acceptable time for this to resolve spontaneously. If you are not better in the next 24-48 hrs would definitely seek medical advice. ...Read more

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I'm throwing up green bile should. I be concerned?

Green Bile Vomitus: You need to follow up with you PCP to schedule a GI workup (which they might be able to do in the office). If not would possibly need a GI consult in the future, if frequent and symptoms getting worse. ...Read more

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