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green bile

Post by vinaya » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:34 am

hey
y is bile green in color when it is secreted by the liver ?
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Post by Linn » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:09 am

:shock:
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I thought it was yellow?
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Post by vinaya » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:23 am

bile becomes yellow due to the digestive process in which it paticipates.
so, if green stools r produced, the green is the bile & it shows that there is something wrong in the digestion.

but, my question is why is it green in the first place ?
v had this q in a exam & none knew the answer

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Post by Linn » Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:48 pm

yes this is true
and if you up chuck it
infection must be present? :twisted:
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Post by vinaya » Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:54 am

one net srch told me that its color was due to the fact that bile is pproduced by the breakdown of haemoglobin.
is that right ?

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Post by cardiorrhexis » Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:48 am

Well...the bilirubin gives it a yelllow color. Bilirubin is the main bile product and it's caused by the breakdown of hemoglobin (via the liver) but bile is also made up of water, cholesterol, bile salts, electrolytes and phospholipids.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:53 am

The blue-green color comes from billiverdin, which will be reduced to billirubin that generates red-yellow color
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