A 21-year-old female asked:
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i occasionally have green stool, though theres no changes in eating habits. have ibs and/or crohns. should i take probiotics?

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Dr. Kenneth R. Falchuk
54 years experience Gastroenterology
Not needed: No need for a probiotic.
Answered on Sep 30, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can't diagnose: if you have IBS or Crohns or tell you if you should take a probiotic. Green stool can occur when there is rapid transit time through the gut. It can also be caused by eating green foods. Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifantis, Lactobacillus GG, Bacillus Coagulans, Bacillus Subtilis, Lactobacillus Salivarius are probiotics which can aid digestive problems.
Answered on Jun 26, 2019

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