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What does green stool in adults mean

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Reznicsek
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Not much: This is usually diet related. Colors to care about: black like tar, red, maroon, and totally white.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
By itself, not much: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
Pathology 58 years experience
See below: Something you ate could do this however if is occurs in more than one stool it could be bile from the liver and in that case you shold have some bloo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Varies: Anything from eating a can of spinach to having a nasty bacterial infection such as pseudomembranous colitis. Whether to seek help depends on one's ot... Read More
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is related to: Rapid transit time of stool through the GI tract.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Usually not: Color of stool has much to do with diet.Green is usually vegetable matter and safe.If it persists with less intake of veggies consult your dr.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Green eggs ; ham !: (just kidding) any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand ea... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Green Stool can: be caused by rapid transit time in the colon, eating foods that are green, green food dye or some medications.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
No: No worries unless you have fever or abdominal pain or bleeding.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly, such as due to diarrhea. As a result, bile doesn't have time to break down completely. Gr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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

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