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green stools in adults cancer

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Diet: Usually greenish stools has to do with your diet and is not a sign of bowel cancer. Blood in stools, change in usual bowel habits can be a signal of a ... Read More
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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Color: The color of stool doesnt matter unless they are red (bloody) white (acholic , no pigment) or back (tarry) for upper Gi bleed. The color can be affect ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
At your age: Cancer would be VERY VERY VERY RARE! More likely its something you are eating? drinking Look for FOOD DYES!!!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
No: Stool color is determined by their content of bile ( gives yellow to brown to green color depending on concentration of bile pigment or bilirubin) and ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Green stool.: In and of itself, green stool does not indicate cancer.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Very low: Colorectal cancer does not cause this specific character of stool, and while not impossible, the chances are close to zero you have colorectal cancer ... Read More
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely to be signi: at your age and this is not likely to be colon cancer. It is likely some thing related to either your diet and/or some inflammatory disease of the bow ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer not likely: It is highly unlikely that what you described is due to cancer. In fact you stool is probably normal. Unless you have a close family member who got co ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Diet: Intake of green vegetable can impart a green color to stool and it is not a sign of cancer. Unless a first degree relative of yours developed colon ca ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Green stools: This could result from rapid transit of feces through the intestines, or from food colorings such as in liquorice., consuming iron-rich foods or iron ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
This does not sound: like cancer (especially at your age). However, you should be checked by your doctor to see if you have an infection or if the black is from any bleedi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not specifically: Bowel movement color is not a factor to watch for colon cancer unless you see blood. See a doctor for an examination.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
49 years experience Gastroenterology
No: No.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : Signs and symptoms of colon cancer vary tremendously, certainly would be extremely rare in a 19 year old. Abdominal pain, change in bowel movements, ... Read More
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