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Dr. Karen Dantin
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Had blue/green bowel movement. Did not consume any food or beverage of this colour. What caused this and should I be concerned?

Dr. Karen Dantin
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Had blue/green bowel movement. Did not consume any food or beverage of this colour. What caused this and should I be concerned?

Check it out : If persistant may need all and ultrasound to check out ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Finished a 10 day prescription of amoxicillin. I noticed I have a bowel movement every day (usually once every 3-7 days) but they are blue-green?..

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Finished a 10 day prescription of amoxicillin.  I noticed I have a bowel movement every day  (usually once every 3-7 days) but they are blue-green?..

Med effect: Probably this is a feature of the antibiotic changing the normal microbial flora in your gut. As long as not yellowish and very foul smelling, should be ok. Could also be opportunity to add stool softener (miralax/fiber gummies/prunes--whatever you can take daily and tolerate) to increase the frequency of your bms. Constip & infreq bms can predispose to diverticulitis among other things. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Why do you have a green bowel movement ?

Dr. Jan Rakinic
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
33 years in practice
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Why do you have a green bowel movement ?

Related to food: Likely related to food items you've eaten. Or sometimes to non-food items: ingesting foods that have been colored with food coloring can change the stool appearance transiently. My brother once ate blue chalk. Yes- you guessed it right. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

That is possible: If transit time through the GI tract increases - that can cause green stool. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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What cause green bowel movement?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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What cause green bowel movement?

Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested.If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, i will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery
39 years in practice
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Bowel movement is often green in color. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Troy Reyna
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery
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Bowel movement is often green in color.  Should I  be concerned?

No: Bile from the liver is green. If there ia little food to interact in the intestine or if trannsit timme is short stool can be green. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Why is my bowel movement dark green? Is this bad?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Why is my bowel movement dark green? Is this bad?

Green Stool: Any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery & green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. Some meds can change stool >. ...Read more

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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What's it mean when your bowel movement is bright green?

Dr. Kamel Sadek
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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What's it mean when your bowel movement is bright green?

Rapid Transit: Bright green stool can be caused by many things but most of the time is due to the rapid movement of stool through the colon. The color of stool changes from green (bile) to yellow-brown as it passes through the colon. Any factor which leads to an increase passage of stools through the colon can prevent the change of coloring, hence the green stool. Ex: diarrhea after taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
19 years in practice
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My bowel movement has been green for two days.. Why is that? My diet?

Dr. Su Fairchild
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
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My bowel movement has been green for two days.. Why is that? My diet?

Depends: Have you been taking iron supplements or eating anything new? ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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When your bowel movement is green color what does this mean?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Not much.: Stool starts out green in the small bowel, and bacteria turn it brown. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines, or a change in bacterial populations, can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

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