dark green bile?

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dark green bile?

by mistythorn on Tue Dec 09, 2014 01:47 PM

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Oh dear, I know this is a terrible subject to talk about but can someone tell me why my Mom is vomiting dark green (almost black) bile.  She has just brought up about 1 litre!!!

The Hospice sister who visited yesterday, mentioned that there could be internal bleeding!

Has anyone else had this experience and do you know what is causing it?

Thanks for all your help.

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by tjvonblueberry on Tue Dec 09, 2014 07:29 PM

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My Mom did the same thing and also her urine turned dark.  I think the tumor/cancer is interferring with other organs.  For example, liver, stomach, ducts, etc.  Hope that helps.

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by ReleaseMe on Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:32 PM

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My mom vomited back bile a few days before she died. At that point she had jaundice so I think it was her liver . Her urine was black as well.   

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by mistythorn on Wed Dec 10, 2014 06:57 AM

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thanks for your reply.  Difficult to know because every person is so different!

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by mistythorn on Wed Dec 10, 2014 06:58 AM

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thanks so much for the reply.

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by waiting on Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:45 PM

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My husbands urine was very dark also - he never had chemo or radiation however he had very low dose morphine - I do not know whether it is the chemicals given to the patient or the disease itself causing these situations

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by Rockbuster1 on Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:11 PM

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I have stage 4 colon cancer. My biliary ducts became mostly blocked when the tumors grew a little and basically pinched them off. Your body can't get rid of the bile that accumulates through the normal channels, I.e. the small intestine. So it builds up and your urine gets really dark as noted by others. After several procedures they got stints in that passed the blockage and all is better now. This is a little different than what you described but similar to what some others mentioned. I also had appendicitis from the cancer. My stools were very black and looked like tar until my appendix came out. Might look into that. But you are correct, everybody's body is different. Thank you for being an advocate for your Mom and good luck to both of you.

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by mistythorn on Thu Dec 11, 2014 05:20 AM

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thank you for your reply.

May the Lord continue to lead and guide you each day.

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by mistythorn on Thu Dec 11, 2014 05:23 AM

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thanks for your reply.  I trust that all goes well with you.   So much depends on ones attitude too and I believe that that is why my Mom has lived 3 years longer than they expected. She is a positive, encouraging person - as I am sure you are too.

I wish you many more happy days on earth.

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by ReleaseMe on Thu Dec 11, 2014 06:59 AM

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On Dec 09, 2014 1:47 PM mistythorn wrote:

Oh dear, I know this is a terrible subject to talk about but can someone tell me why my Mom is vomiting dark green (almost black) bile.  She has just brought up about 1 litre!!!

The Hospice sister who visited yesterday, mentioned that there could be internal bleeding!

Has anyone else had this experience and do you know what is causing it?

Thanks for all your help.

misty, is your mom doing any better today ? 

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