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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Blue/green stool: Blue food coloring is a popular food additive, and when ingested in large quantities can make stools appear blue. Blue is not a pigment typically prod ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Why bluegreen stool?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), a ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Blue stool color: Blue food coloring is a popular food additive, and when ingested in large quantities can make stools appear blue. Blue is not a pigment typically prod ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
Get it checked out: It could be because of a bleed somewhere in your gastrointestinal tract, probably higher up. Digested blood makes your stool look black sometimes dark ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Ate blue food...: Blue stool probably means you ate or drank something with blue pigments or blue food coloring.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Ate something: Or drank something blue. That would be the most likely cause.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Blue Stool: This could be related to food dyes.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Blue stool?: That's a new one for me. Just to be on the safe side, have him see his family doctor & check for blood in the stool. If he's bleeding from high up, sa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer: The vast major of green and blue discolorations of one's stool are related to diet and not disease. Green (blue+yellow =green)poop can be seen with ex ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Food Dyes: The color is due to the breakdown of food dyes - either from the icing on the cupcake or the sprinkles. It should pass in another day. Personally have ... Read More
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