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when i go to the bathroom my stool is green

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 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. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: You dot not say if your stools are loose or formed, and how long this has gone on. You also don't mention number of stools a day. If you are having ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May just be due to: quick transit time through the intestines.
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Dr. Fernando Austin
45 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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Visit this site for into on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Shore
47 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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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Stool Color: Stool color is not important unless there is no color at all or it is bloody. Melena which is black sticky foul smelly stool signifies blood as well ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Fiber laxative: Try taking a fiber laxative like metamucil. Increase the dose gradually to suit your needs. Drink enough water to keep hydrated and exercise about 30 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: Chances are that it is normal if you don't have any more symptoms.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 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
24 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
24 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
24 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.

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