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A 22-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your bowels are the color blue?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Blue, or black?: Blue stool usually comes from colors used in colored drinks or other artificially colored foods. Black can suggest bleeding in upper GI tract, laxative abuse, meds like iron supplements or bismuth (peptobismol).
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
It means: You had a blue slurpy from sonic! relax, no disease causes blue stools.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when your bowels are a slimy green color?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor.

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