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Why is my poop green

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Bile: You may have not eaten anything green, but your body makes a green liquid called bile to digest your food. Sometimes if you haven't completely digeste... Read More
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Various reasons: Green poop can be caused by various medications like iron, as well as be a reflection of what you eat/drink like sports drinks. Bile is greenish yell... Read More
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Bile: Bile mixed with other digestive enzymes often have a greenish hue. Don't worry

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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Probably from diet: The color of your stool without a change in your bowl movement pattern or abdominal discomfort and blood in stool is usually benign.If concerned as fo... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Green Stool: It could be something else your are eating or a new medication or supplement you are taking. Additionally, bile can cause greenish bowel movements and... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Changed 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stool: Green, loose stool can occur with transit time through the GI tract is too rapid.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No worries...: Green stools do not symptoms of any known GI tract pathology. Abdominal bloating is an extremely common symptom caused by a variety of factors. I'd ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Gastroenteritis: If this keeps up much longer suggest you see a doctor and let them deduce the cause of this, particularly if you are having any other associated sympt... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 53 years experience
See below: Food may be moving quickly through colon e.g.due to diarrhea,so bile does not have time to break down completely.Dietary causes:green leafy vegetables... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not to worry: Food /dyes or medications can affect the color of feces. Green stool can also occur with rapid transit through the colon. Take care.

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