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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Some times: Depending on what you eat, green stools may be normal. Consult this site for more info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definit ... Read More

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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Dark green stools: 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Green stool: Any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand eating green leaf ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Diet: You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708 For good health - Have a diet rich i ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Now has green 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Rapid transit: Stools often indicate the color of what you have recently eaten. If you haven't eaten anything green then it likely indicates just a rapid transit ti ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose the reason for your orange colored stool. Passing orange feces may mean the stool either isn’t absorbing or isn’t comin ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Fast gut movement: Green/ellow stool could be due to a viral gastroenteritis where the stool is moving through your intestines quickly causing cramping and the green/yel ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Not specifically: I do not know that gallstones are related to the color of the bowel movements unless gallstones caused obstruction of the bile duct resulting in jaund ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not normally: They are full of dietary fiber. Try mustard greens, broccoli, romaine lettuce, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, kalen, collard greens, turnip greens, spinach ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Green 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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
Sometimes: Yes, they do, if eaten in large enough quantity. Purple and blue dye also often cause green stool.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Bile-colored stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
This certainly could: be due to significant blood loss from internal bleeding (gastrointestinal bleeding). You need to be evaluated as soon as possible. Go to a stat care o ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Brooks
29 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
None: Stool color changes with diet, with hydration status, with viruses, and other causes. If your child is well, behaving normally, growing normally, eat ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Not necessarily.: An infection with giardia can present with diarrhea or constipation or neither. Stool color is not a reliable way to determine the organism responsib ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Bile should not be: In the stomach. Normal bile is green in color.
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Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probable hemorrhoid: Most likely you have hemorrhoids. You first of all have to assure that this is the cause by seeing either your pcp or GI specialist and then if it is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Med eval: Extremely light colored stool might havecauses such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Bile: A viral infection or food poisoning may be the cause. Green stool is usually caused by rapid transit time in the gut, which can happen when an infecti ... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
May be diet related: Usually color and consistency of stool is related to food. But it could also be caused by medications, or problems with liver , pancreas , gallbladder ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Grey: I would think they are grey, although, there are different kind of clay such as white, blue, and black to name a few, but classic one would be grey.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: But most concerning would be a source of bleeding from your upper intestinal tract. Black tarry stools called melena are caused by bleeding from the u ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. AnYu Chen
Dr. AnYu Chen answered
35 years experience in Gastroenterology
Potentially serious: If your stools are pale & your urine is dark like tea, this may indicate possible potentially serious problems with your liver or pancreas. This ne ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
A couple of days: Any ingested oral contrast should be out of your system in a couple of days.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
? stool transit time: You would require a medical evaluation to determine if you have irritable bowel syndrome. However, green stool can occur when the stool transits too ... Read More
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