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Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: Causes can be things in your diet gallbladder disease food malabsorption or infection see physician for specific diagnosis and

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
It wasn't food: That caused your symptoms. The stool behind a hard impaction is liquidy. Colonic bacteria produce methane, a foul smelling gas. Having an impaction al ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Yes.: Stool colors are usually something not to get too concerned about, especially with no new symptoms. The color reflects the transit time of stool throu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Proctitis: Inflammation of the end of the colon can cause this, probably infection, see a doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Abnormal stools: Malabsorption comes to mind which can be intestinal like celiac sprue or pancreatic like chronic pancreatitis; also colonic problems, infection, infla ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Need colonoscopy: May be necrotic polyposis sloughing from the colon. Take them to your MD for path exam
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No worries...: Your diet likely contained lots of leafy greens in the past 24-48 hours to cause your stool to be green in color. This is not a sign that anything is ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Lewbart
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Dietary sources: often time dark green stools are the result of diet. foods that have blue in them such as blueberries or other blue food coloring can cause dark gree ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
It's OK.: A green stool color does not portend any illness or disease. If your stool would turn red or black those would be signs of alarm. No need to do anythi ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
^ transit time.: Rapid transit time through the GI track.

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