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Why am i Doing Green poop?

Why am i Doing Green poop?

Diet: Green color in stool is often secondary to intake of green leafy vegetables, especially spinach. Rapid transit with loose stool may results in green color due to presence of bile. ...Read more

Green Stools (Definition)

Green stools is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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Why does it mean to have green poop?

Why does it mean to have green poop?

Ingested foods: The color of your stool is often secondary to what you have eaten and the bacteria in your colon, but also may suggest bile excretion in excess. Do not worry about this unless you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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What does a toddlers green poop mean?

What does a toddlers green poop mean?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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Is green poop bad? What does it mean?

Green feces: Can occur with certain meds (iron), food dyes, green veggies , med conditions ; rapid transit of stool through the GI tract. ...Read more

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Is green poop anything to worry about?

Is green poop anything to worry about?

Changed 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. ...Read more

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My baby-son has a green poop. is it ok?

My baby-son has a green poop. is it ok?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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Why is my poop all of a sudden green? What are some reasons for having green poop. Should I be worried?

Why is my poop all of a sudden green? What are some reasons for having green poop. Should I be worried?

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. ...Read more

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I started having green poop for like a week. I know green poop can back to normal now. So why would my poop be green and white?

I started having green poop for like a week. I know green poop can back to normal now. So why would my poop be green and white?

Poop varies.: without an exam, I can only give general information, and stool can be very very dark or sometimes green if there is iron in it generally from vitamins or foods. Food dyes (natural and artificial) often does this. ...Read more

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Please help I'm 30 a female and been having green poop for a week haven't had any vegetables and cannot go to dr I'm worried it's something bad?

Please help I'm 30 a female and been having green poop for a week haven't had any vegetables and cannot go to dr I'm worried it's something bad?

If it persists...: If a normal, healthy person has unusual changes in stool consistency, color, or frequency, she should record the symptoms on a large calendar, and review it with her primary care doctor. Include on the calendar what foods were eaten each time the stool got green, what activities were done, what meds were taken, what drinks, etc... Sometimes gall bladder problems cause changes in stool color. ...Read more

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I have had green poop for about a week , i have not had veggies or greens for a while . also i have been feekimg nausiated through out the day .

I have had green poop for about a week , i have not had veggies or greens for a while . also i have been feekimg nausiated through out the day .

Green poop: hello ~ this is probably an early gastro of some kind so watch it and if it developes into diarrea then request cipro (ciprofloxacin) but if not and the color of the stool persists have your doctor check some liver enzymes and bilirubin levels in the blood, especially if the nausea persists. thanks ...Read more

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What causes green poop in a 3yr old?

What causes green poop in a 3yr old?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby has green poop?

What does it mean if my baby has green poop?

OK if baby is OK: You did not mention the age but as long the baby is acting okay it is alright to have a green stool. Most of the time (as long as the stools are not red or black) they are okay. ...Read more

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What does green poop mean with my 2 year old?

What does green poop mean with my 2 year old?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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Why does having bright neon green poop indicate?

What you ate: Green colored stool is normal (from bile) but neon green is from a food coloring of some sort (for example lime kool-aide used during a colonoscopy prep). ...Read more

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My 10 year old os having hard green poop. Is it normal?

See A Physician: Truly green stool can be normal, depending on diet, but it can also be a sign of an issue with your GI tract. You may want to consider seeing the pediatrician or a specialist, especially if there are other symptoms. ...Read more

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Baby had green poop during birthing and after. What is that?

Baby had green poop during birthing and after. What is that?

Meconium: If baby aspirated meconium, the doctor will observe for respiratory distress. If your baby is sick then it is likely your baby will be observed or admitted to nicu. If your baby is ok, then as your baby takes in breastmilk the stool color and consistency will change to be yellow seedy and mustard like. ...Read more

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4 month old green poop with black specks. What does this mean?

4 month old green poop with black specks. What does this mean?

Depends: This stool could be normal, but the black specks could also represent blood from an illness or allergy. If your child looks well then i would make a doctor appointment for early this next week to be evaluated. Go to the er if your child looks or acts sick. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have bright green poop mixed in with blood?

What does it mean when you have bright green poop mixed in with blood?

Blood not normal: Bloody stools are not normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. Bright green poop may be caused by infection, excessive bilirubin, diet, or dyes in food. My son worried me when he had the most beautiful sea-foam green poop as a baby. We found out it was from his cousin's popcorn in the school colors-- blue and yellow. Regardless, you should see your doctor for an evaluation of the blood. ...Read more

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Hi,Toddler of 22 months has been making green "poop" is there anything to worry about?

Hi,Toddler of 22 months has been making green "poop" is there anything to worry about?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has bright green poop. Should I be concerned if it lasts more than a few days?

My 3 year old has bright green poop. Should I be concerned if it lasts more than a few days?

Maybe.: Color change in stools can be the result of many things: diet, illnesses, and then the last category: who knows. Sometimes a kid's stool changes color for a week or two then changes back, and the kid is just fine. If your child has a fever or looks really uncomfortable, stomach pain, vomiting, etc. Then see your doctor. Otherwise, it's not urgent and give it another week. ...Read more

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Several days I've had green poop. Not sure why because I haven't had any green vegetables or anything with green dye. What could it be?

Several days I've had green poop. Not sure why because I haven't had any green vegetables or anything with green dye. What could it be?

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, or rarely very pale due to gallbladder problems. If it persists to be a change in your usual color despite eating your normal diet, you might mention it to your family doctor. Otherwise, it will likely return to normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 months and doing avocado like green poop continuously for about 2 months now. They are very sticky and smelly. She eats very little too.

My baby is 10 months and doing avocado like green poop continuously for about 2 months now. They are very sticky and smelly. She eats very little too.

Green poop normal: Green poop could be from the iron which is in the cereal and formulaher appetite may be slowing down right now because of teething. ...Read more

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Having green poop last few days I think it's the coloring in the cereal I've been eating but today I didn't have any and still had green poop worried?

Having green poop last few days I think it's the coloring in the cereal I've been eating but today I didn't have any and still had green poop worried?

If it continues...: If a normal, healthy person has unusual changes in stool consistency, color, or frequency, she should record the symptoms on a large calendar, and review it with his primary care doctor. Include on the calendar what foods were eaten each time the stool got green, what activities were done, what meds were taken, what drinks, etc... Sometimes gall bladder problems cause changes in stool color. ...Read more

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Is there green poop in alcoholism?

Is there green poop in alcoholism?

Yes: Chronic alcoholism may cause bleeding in the esophagus or stomach. The extra blood is broken down into bilirubin and excreted by your liver into the intestines as bile which gives your poop the green shade. Sometimes the liver pumps out more bile in response to stress or there could be a dysfunction of the bile duct which empties into your duodenum. Bile helps you digest and absorb fats. ...Read more

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How are green poop and nausea related?

How are green poop and nausea related?

One cause of green: Feces is stool that has transmitted too quickly through the GI tract. If an illness is causing this symptom - it may also cause nausea. ...Read more

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Is green poop and nausea an emergency?

Is green poop and nausea an emergency?

Not necessarily.: Green stool (especially if softer or looser) along with nausea could simply be a viral gastroenteritis or food-borne illness, either of which would resolve in a few days without any intervention. But if this lasts more than one week in total, you may want to seek local medical attention. And drink fluids while sick. ...Read more

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Can stress cause 2 year old with green poop?

Can stress cause 2 year old with green poop?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner.If stress triggers more stool it may be green. ...Read more

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Is green poop normal after galbladder surgery?

Yes, briefly: Bile contains bilirubin, which is normally golden in color. In the intestine, most of bilirubin is converted to stercobilin which is responsible for the brown color of human feces. Certain bacterial enzymes convert bilirubin to biliverdin, which is green. After gallbladder (or other gi) surgery, changes in the balance of bile, bacteria and GI motility can result in transient color changes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be pooping green poop when pregnant?

Is it okay to be pooping green poop when pregnant?

It is ok: The stool can go through color changes on a daily basis, mainly dependent on the foods that you eat. If the stool color is consistently an abnormal color, independent of your diet, then follow with a doctor for further evaluation. It could be the sign of a malabsorption issue. ...Read more

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I have a cold i recently pooped green poop what does green poop mean?

I have a cold i recently pooped green poop what does green poop mean?

Diarrhea: Green feces can mean multiple things. In the setting of a "cold" this likely means you have a viral or bacterial infection. Speak to your doctor if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Hi my 4 year old son just had bright green poop with a lot of blood on it im scared ?

Hi my 4 year old son just had bright green poop with a lot of blood on it im scared ?

On or in ?: The color of stool, from green through yellows and browns is unimportant. If the blood is bright red, it comes from near the outlet and usually represents a scratch in the outlet. Bulky or hard stools often cause this. If it is darker red or purple and mixed within the stool it may represent an infectious process. Check with his doc. ...Read more

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I have green poop and i don't think its natural its like a light yellow dark green color?

Green feces: Green feces can be caused by rapid transit of the stool through the intestines. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


Feces (Definition)

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