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What does bile look like when you cough it up?

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

Bile (Definition)

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


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How can bile reach the small intestine?

How can bile reach the small intestine?

Common bile duct: Bile is made in the liver and is a by-product of liver metabolism (generally broken down red blood cells cleared from the blood stream). The bile collects in the biliary system of the liver and flows to the larger bile ducts - one for the left and right lobes of the liver. These join as the common bile duct which exits the liver. The duct joins the pancreatic duct and flows into the duodenum. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so nauseous after eating sweets? Uncomfortable esophagus and small amounts of bile?

Why do I feel so nauseous after eating sweets? Uncomfortable esophagus and small amounts of bile?

Acid: Sugar is very acidic and can upset your stomach if eaten in large amounts. Reflux- some foods lower the pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter. This causes acid to go up through the esophagus and cause discomfort and mass sensation in throat. Chocolates and peppermints are notorious for this. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I wanna ask are bile ducts or biliary tree connected to kidneys or just small intestine?

Hi doctor I wanna ask are bile ducts or biliary tree connected to kidneys or just small intestine?

Biliary tree.: The biliary tree connects the liver, gallbladder and pancreas to the small intestines. It has no connection to the kidneys. ...Read more

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How to stop throwing up? Iv been throwing up most of the day. About 5xs its just bile and dry heves. I haven't had food in days or water in two days. I look like a ghost. Will I die from this?

How to stop throwing up? Iv been throwing up most of the day. About 5xs its just bile and dry heves. I haven't had food in days or water in two days. I look like a ghost. Will I die from this?

Bile: If you are throwing up bile (green) and have not had fluids or solids for 2 days you should go to the ER. #1 you are likely dehydrated #2 you may have a blockage of your bowel. Be seen soon and get better. ...Read more

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What are very small carrot looking pieces in my stool? Could it be some type of bacteria? They are so small you wouldn't see them at normal glance

What are very small carrot looking pieces in my stool? Could it be some type of bacteria? They are so small you wouldn't see them at normal glance

Undigested remnants: Our stools are composed of many "ingredients" Food may sometimes make an appearance in the feces.Common undigested foods found in human feces are seeds, nuts, corn and beans mainly because of their high dietary fiber content. In medicine to diagnose the presence or absence of a medical condition, a stool sample is sometimes requested for testing purposes. So your MD will have you submit a sample if nec ...Read more

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my bile duct is enlarged and I have several fluid filled loops in small intestines. I'm having severe pain (7/10) in the URQ. Thoughts?

my bile duct is enlarged and I have several fluid filled loops in small intestines. I'm having severe pain (7/10) in the URQ. Thoughts?

BOWEL OBSTRUCTION: DILATED CBD COULD BE DUE TO STONE OR PAPILLARY STENOSIS. YOU MIGHT HAVE PARTIAL BOWEL OBSTRUCTION. YOU NEED TO SEE DOCTOR SOONER THAN LATER ...Read more

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Could a contrast dye cat scan always show small gallstones in bile ducts?

Could a contrast dye cat scan always show small gallstones in bile ducts?

No: Gallstones and biliary duct stones are often not visible on ct. If there is a need, mrcp is the better choice for seeing them. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between the compostion of bile that is in the gallbladder. And that drips from the liver into small intestine after gb surgery?

Yes: Bile from gall bladder is more concentrated as much as 30 times, (less water content) will have mucous secreted by gall bladder, other than that functionally same, the chemical components are same, as much as 1500 cc or more bile enters the gut, most of bile enters the gut with out going through gb, also body handles with out compromising the normal physiology. ...Read more

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Will a contrast dye CT scan always show small gallstones in bile ducts?

Will a contrast dye CT scan always show small gallstones in bile ducts?

No: Contrast does not usually enter the bile ducts or gallbladder except under certain unusual circumstances. Gallstones and bile duct stones can often be seen in a non contrast ct scan, but they will also be detected in a carefully performed ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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Since Monday I have been throwing up yellow bile, spit/mucus and small amounts of blood are in the mucus. This happens when I wake up. Meaning? Help

Since Monday I have been throwing up yellow bile, spit/mucus and small amounts of blood are in the mucus. This happens when I wake up. Meaning? Help

Stomach trouble: You likely have an irritated esophagus and/or stomach area. Please contact your health care provider for assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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If a pancreatic tumor is so small that it does not show up on spiral ct, what are the odds that this would cause bile duct obstructions?

If a pancreatic tumor is so small that it does not show up on spiral ct, what are the odds that this would cause bile duct obstructions?

Non: Pancreatic Ca develops in the ductal system over 15-20 yrs Then invasion thru the wall of the duct will begin but jaundice will not occur. Approx 1/2 cm below the pancreatic duct is a groove in the head of the pancreas beginning at the top and extending the full width. Here the bile duct runs from liver to duodenum. As tumor grows it eventually reaches the groove to obstruct the duct. ...Read more

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Vomiting bile on an empty stomach. Feeling full. Unable to eat, drink very small amounts. Had laparoscopy four days ago. Should I go to the er?

Vomiting bile on an empty stomach. Feeling full. Unable to eat, drink very small amounts. Had laparoscopy four days ago. Should I go to the er?

Ileus: 4 days after laparoscopy for any reason, the most likely thing is slow movement or none of your intestines. It is too soon to have structural small bowel obstruction but ileus is a functional obstruction. Go to md or ed since you have to make sure you are not getting dehydrated. Some pain meds can do it if given after surgery. So go have evaluation and give all your meds. ...Read more

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Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia. Did not mention gerd, Gp said I have reflux, would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia. Did not mention gerd, Gp said I have reflux, would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Not necessary: The gastritis esophagitis can come from the reflux of acid or bile.
The pylorus should keep bile distal.
The esophageal sphincter should keep acid out of esophagus in general.
BUT these can fail.
The PCP knows your symptoms and adds the endoscopy to the facts and will try to guide your treatment. ...Read more

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After eating a small meal of apple, carrots, light low calorie bread, and one piece of fake meat. I fell asleep 30 minutes later for a half an hour or so. Weill I gain weight or will I be ok?

After eating a small meal of apple, carrots, light low calorie bread, and one piece of fake meat. I fell asleep 30 minutes later for a half an hour or so. Weill I gain weight or will I be ok?

You will be ok: No this much consumption of carrot and low cal bread and a fake piece will not make you gain any significant weight. You have to consume 3500 calories extra without any activity, more than your body needs to maintain your normal weight to gain 1 lb of weight. So at your age if you have normal range weight and bmi you do not have to worry about weight after consuming few calories and sleeping. ...Read more

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How effective is the ultrasound at seeing small amounts of fibrosis or cirrhosis in the liver? Do radiologists get a good enough view of the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts with this test to detect very early damage in these areas?

How effective is the ultrasound at seeing small amounts of fibrosis or cirrhosis in the liver? Do radiologists get a good enough view of the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts with this test to detect very early damage in these areas?

See answer: Ultrasound is the imaging study of choice for gall bladder and bile ducts, as well as for the liver. Biopsy is the gold standard for fibrosis/cirrhosis. High resolution US is 90% sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of Cirrhosis. But it would not show early fibrosis.
The Liver Fibrosis Panel (HepaScore) is a single blood test that estimates the likelihood and severity of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Bile reflux, taking Carafate and 2 aciphex (rabeprazole).Still have burning in gut. Bland diet & small meals are not helping. What can I take to relieve? Pepcid?

Bile reflux: Unfortunately bile reflux differs from acid reflux and is not usually helped by medications like prilosec, aciphex, (rabeprazole)nexium, pepcid, zantac, etc. Carafate May be helpful. Avoid greasy and fried foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to document the diagnosis and advise you. ...Read more

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Y every time I eat, no matter how big or small. My upper abdomen bloats & swells?? Been going on for months now. Any ideas?

Y every time I eat, no matter how big or small. My upper abdomen bloats & swells?? Been going on for months now. Any ideas?

Lots of things: Distension after meals suggests gastroparesis (a slow stomach) or dysmotility of the small or large intestine. Distension is often reported by irritable bowel syndrome patients who exhibit no structural pathology. Some simple testing may be reassuring. Get checked please. ...Read more

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I had moderate stabbing (like painful tickle or poke) pain in a small area of my left upper abdomen, directly in line with my belly button. Any ideas?

I had moderate stabbing (like painful tickle or poke) pain in a small area of my left upper abdomen, directly in line with my belly button. Any ideas?

If upper abdomen: And directly above the belly button then that would be the mid epigastrium and could be a number of things. True left upper abdominal pain that is intermittant and stabbing is usually bowel spasm but yours sounds different and if it persists or worsens then see your doctor. May be a simple gastritis. ...Read more

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Sir in the sonogram report of upper abdomen concludes the small hypoechoic S.O.L. in the right lobe of the liver. Is this ths sign of liver cancer?

Sir in the sonogram report of upper abdomen concludes the small hypoechoic S.O.L. in the right lobe of the liver. Is this ths sign of liver cancer?

Not necessarily: A hypoechoic lesion is a very nonspecific term and it could indicate from simple cyst to a malignant lesion. The key is to correlate with patient perspective and analyze what further investigation to be done or not to be done. A competent physician will take all of these things into consideration in determining what should be the next step. If you have not sought any help, you should. ...Read more

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In between my upper abdomen, there is a small 10mm ish lump. It is soft to touch and is only visible when I flex my abdomen.

In between my upper abdomen, there is a small 10mm ish lump. It is soft to touch and is only visible when I flex my abdomen.

Most likely a LIPOMA: A lipoma is a benign lump that can occur on your trunk and extremities, and actually anywhere under your skin.
The only time they are surgically removed is if they aggravate you, like if they are under a belt or bra strap or cause pain with exercise. They also change size, sometimes small, sometimes larger, then going smaller.
The only other thing to consider would be hernia of your intestines. ...Read more

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Small scratches take months to heal, deep pain mostly in my thighs or back, sick a lot, left upper abdomen pain. Normal or something to be concerning?

Small scratches take months to heal, deep pain mostly in my thighs or back, sick a lot, left upper abdomen pain. Normal or something to be concerning?

C internist /hematol: Not usual 4 1 ur age at all. Healing requires stem cells 2 enter the area of a sore/ scratch & should do their job fast. With this history and the pain I think of some blood disorder. I would c an internist or a hematologist. If ur insurance requires a referral c ur pcp and go from there. ...Read more

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How serious is it to have a small part of the bowel in the upper abdomen, protrude and be able to push in back into place?

How serious is it to have a small part of the bowel in the upper abdomen, protrude and be able to push in back into place?

Abdominal Hernia: It is serious enough that it should be fixed before a day arrives when it is strangled in the muscles of the abdomen. As long as it is not hurting this is, however, not an emergency. ...Read more

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I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should I be worried?!

I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should I be worried?!

Possible Hernia: A hernia is when the muscle in the abdomen splits and allows the tissue underneath to poke through. This sometimes creates a bump on your abdomen, but not always. Hernias can be repaired with routine surgery. You need to have this evaluated by your doctor as untreated hernias can become strangulated and cause severe problems. ...Read more

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Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. Can he fly 10 days after surgery? If not, why? Thanks

Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. Can he fly 10 days after surgery? If not, why? Thanks

Here are some...: As reported, your hubby had uneventful minimally invasive abdominal hernia repair - not specified; congratulation! Clinically and generally speaking, he should have no reason for avoiding flight 10 days after such procedure. But, for sake of safety, asking the surgeon, who knew the best detail and nature of the procedure, is the most reasonable thing to do. Best wishes to his health... ...Read more