A 32-year-old male asked:
Been on one day of liquids for colonoscopy, starting second day. haven't taken laxatives yet but noticed last formed stool was green. why might this be? should i inform doctor/emergency? deeper green color.
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Dr. Yash Khannaanswered
Family Medicine 59 years experience
No big deal: Green stool is no problem. May be related to what you ate or drank. Go take your laxative at the time, you are supposed to take.Good luck for colonoscopy
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Dr. Andrew Seibertanswered
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not concerning.: Stool color can vary because of a lot of factors, most notably diet. It is generally not a concern unless the store is bloody or solid black in color, due to bleeding, and will eventually return to normal. Green stool is not usually a concern. Be sure to drink all of your prep. Good luck.
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Last updated Aug 11, 2015
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