A 22-year-old male asked:
hi, i've had consistent green stool for awhile now and now i'm noticing dark spots in them. should i be concerned?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Laura Anissian answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Dark spots: The dark spots could be a sign of blood in the stool. I would recommend that you have your stools checked for blood. The green color is coming from the diet.
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam answered
38 years experience Internal Medicine
See your PCP: If you have green stool, are you taking any over the counter Iron medications. If not , do you feel the smell of stool is bad and peculiar than usual. Are you exposed to any people who are sick , who may have infections like c.difficile colitis ,an intestinal infection by bacteria with a toxin producing capacity. Need your stool tested for ova and parasite, stool culture, any blood,c.diff toxin.
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
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