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A 25-year-old female asked:

What causes green stool with bright green in it and should i be concerned?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Green stools: This could result from rapid transit of feces through the intestines, or from food colorings such as in liquorice., consuming iron-rich foods or iron supplements, or leafy green vegetables, taking laxatives, and if with other intestinal symptoms it can result from irritable bowel or intestinal infections. If no symptoms, no worries.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Bright green stool(feces) very hard feces, should I be concerned?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and odorless. You may take fiber laxative like Metamucil.
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A 33-year-old female asked:

What can cause bright green stool?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Stool color: 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. Good luck.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What can cause a person to have green stool?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
Green veggies or ...: In case if diarrhea gastroenteritis. Clostridium difficile is one of culprits associated with recent antibiotic use. The classic sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed is dark blackish tarry stool called "melena". It is usually looser, sticky and has a characteristic smell. Dark green stool usually related to diet rich in green vegetables. If you have diarrhea/other symptoms check with your M.D.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

I have been passing green stool. What could be causing this?

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Green food: With St. Patty's Day just over many foods were artificially colored green for the day. This coloring comes out in the BM. Not harmful but don't overdo it. Same goes for green vegetables, kale, spinaches, asparagus etc.
A 52-year-old male asked:

What causes green stool and what should I do about it?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Green food, bile: Green stool, dark, not like day-glo, is usually from dark green foods, e.g. Spinach. Bile gives stool its brown or green color. Normal consistency, likely no problem, and nothing to do about it. Yellow, greasy, fatty, foul smelling stool-not normal.

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