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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: Chances are that it is normal if you don't have any more symptoms.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Stool can be green: due to foods or dyes that are eaten or due to rapid transit time through the colon.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly.: Green stool can be related to the foods we eat. If green and runny it may be due to transitting the GI tract too quickly. If black and tarry with a f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
30 years experience Pediatrics
No: No worries unless you have fever or abdominal pain or bleeding.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily.: All stool starts out green in the small bowel. If it goes through the large bowel too quickly to oxidize, it can stay green.
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Dr. Fernando Austin
46 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool color: In general, what goes in, comes out. Stool color & content may be based upon diet, medications including otc products. Travel history may also be a fa ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Shore
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: With or without the low back pain, a greed stool is frequently a sign of infection and should be cultured and treated. There are, of course, numerous ... Read More
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