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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Ingested foods: The color of your stool is often secondary to what you have eaten and the bacteria in your colon, but also may suggest bile excretion in excess. Do n ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown de ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Green feces: Can occur with certain meds (iron), food dyes, green veggies , med conditions ; rapid transit of stool through the GI tract.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
Stool color: Infant stools can vary quite a bit in color, from brown, yellow, green, orange. All are okay if the baby is otherwise fine and feeding well. Stool sh ... 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 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 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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Light-colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other th ... Read More
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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 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Judy
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Light colored stool may be from taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or other white, non-absorbed substances. Or it may represent bile duct b ... 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vaginal discharge?: May be an infection. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urinati ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member 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 ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Mucus: Sounds like you have a yellow mucoid discharge from your nose, otherwise known as snot. This often occurs with a viral upper respiratory infection, t ... Read More
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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Nothing: Yellow reflects bile in stool, can be green or brown. If loose all the time then something not right.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Blood not normal: Bloody stools are not normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. Bright green poop may be caused by infection, excessive bilirubin, diet, or dyes ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
24 years experience Family Medicine
Urine color: Certain foods and vitamins can change the color of the urine. You can get a bright yellow or orange color with vit C. Have you had a fever, foul smel ... Read More
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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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It means that the : Stool transited quickly through the GI tract.

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