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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It may mean that you: Are vomiting up bile. If you are still ill consider medical evaluation.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
Bile: Bright green vomit could mean that your baby is vomiting bile, an intestinal secretion. This can sometimes be a sign of serious intestinal obstruction ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
If continuing…: Your symptoms require an examination. You should see your doctor to discuss the issue if symptoms continue.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Bile: Excluding all the green things one could eat, the Next Choice is bile. Bile is green. Until it is acte on by bacteria in the gut.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva answered
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Dark green phlegm: It may mean chronic bronchitis from cigarettes smoking. It may represent acute bronchitis or pneumonia if associated with other symptoms like high fev ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dark green vomitis: If you haven' t eaten green vegetables you may be vomiting bile. See your doctor asap to make sure you dont have an obstruction of your bile duct.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Colored by germs: The inside surface of your nose, sinuses, tonsils & adenoids create a moist mucous that constitutes what most call phlem. The germs that are normal on ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool color: Stool color does not matter unless it is black, red, or in rare cases colorless . Dark green stool is normal. Don't worry about it at all. Good luck.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Dark stool: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Blood: I am concerned that you are bleeding into your stomach -- anything from too much pepperoni pizza to a life-threatening stomach ulcer. A physician's of ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Question: Are you a smoker? Do you work or live in a dusty or dirty environment . Might this be old blood. Take an early morning sample in a clean cup to y ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Brownish vomitus: Brown vomiting may be due to a possible bleeding ulcer or a possible bowel obsruction.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Green phlegm: Phlegm can vary in color and character. Yellow, green, rust colored, or a combination of colors can be indicative of a bacterial infection, but not a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Black stool: Black stools can be due to medications that contain either iron or bismuth, eating certain foods (like black licorice), Gastrointestinal bleeding or i ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Green stool color: 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
What you ate: Green colored stool is normal (from bile) but neon green is from a food coloring of some sort (for example lime kool-aide used during a colonoscopy pr ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Diet? : Pale stools, especially gray in color, can often be a sign of liver disease. The yellow color suggests the presence of bile which would mean your live ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vaginal discharge?: May represent an infection. Get it checked.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is related to: Rapid transit time of stool through the GI tract.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Dehydration: Dark yellow urine is a result of dehydration. The kidneys are trying to retain more water. As long as it doesn't burn, all you would need to do is dri ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool can be: green for a variety of reasons (green foods mostly). And of no significance.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It might be related: To GI bleeding. Black, sticky, loose with a bad odor - should be medically evaluated.
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