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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What cause green bowel movement?

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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Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

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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Why do you have a green bowel movement?

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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Why is my bowel movement dark green? Is this bad?

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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What's it mean when your bowel movement is bright green?

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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When your bowel movement is green color what does this mean?

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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If your bowel movement is coming out green is something wrong?

If your bowel movement is coming out green is something wrong?

Usually not.: 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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Bowel movement is often green in color. Should I be concerned?

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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I'm 38 and my bowel movement was light green a slimey should I worry?

I'm 38 and my bowel movement was light green a slimey should I worry?

No: It is not unusual to have an occasional transient change in the color or consistency of stool. This can occur when consuming different foods, but can also happen without a clear associated reason. More consistent and recurrent changes in stool consistency or color (esp if black, bloody or yellow) should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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I had bowel movement and saw a little blue thing similar to a tic tackle later happened again. Later I urinated and wiped and their was blue on t.p.

I had bowel movement and saw a little blue thing similar to a tic tackle later happened again. Later I urinated and wiped and their was blue on t.p.

Tic Tac: If you have eaten blue tic tacs, think this object looked like a blue tic tac, and the blue discoloration on the toilet paper is consistent with this, you are probably right! Not to worry! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a bowel movement; and it is a lime green color?

What does it mean when you have a bowel movement; and it is a lime green color?

Stool Color: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile (a yellow-green fluid that digests fats) in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes which changes the pigments from green to brown. Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly (diarrhea).So bile doesn't have time to break down. ...Read more

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Had a 3rd bowel movement today that was green and looked almost like guacamole. Could it just be that food moved too quickly through my body?

Yes: The color of your stool can be affected by transit time through the colon as well as the foods you ate; it very likely will return to normal. ...Read more

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My 3 yo som vomits once a night for a week. He acts normal all day. Every day he has a soupy green bowel movement.

Gastroenteritis: Sounds like your child has a viral gastroenterit. Keep him on abland diet with restriction of greasy and fatty foods. Restrict milk and juice products. He should get better in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Had a grape soda last night. This am 1/2 of bowel movement was ok. The other 1/2 was dark green. Is that normal? Should I worry?

Had a grape soda last night. This am 1/2 of bowel movement was ok. The other 1/2 was dark green. Is that normal? Should I worry?

Green Stool: If the stool was loose, the reason for green stool could be too rapid a transit time in the gut. Eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery and green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. See you take bisacodyl - that could ^ transit time. ...Read more

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Is a mixed stool of green and brown a concern? I usually make one bowel movement a day.

Is a mixed stool of green and brown a concern? I usually make one bowel movement a day.

Stool color: stool color varies a lot depending on multiple factors, such as diet, existing illnesses, and medications, among other factors. If school turns black, red, or pale white, it may be of concern. Otherwise, it is usually considered normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yesterday I ate fruit loops for breakfast and I had green peas with my dinner. Today I had a bowel movement and it was part brown and part green.

Yesterday I ate fruit loops for breakfast and I had green peas with my dinner. Today I had a bowel movement and it was part brown and part green.

Stool color: stool color can vary for many reasons, including particular foods eaten, disease states, and medications. A change in stool color in the course of one stool is not unusual, and would only be concerning if you saw red or solid black stool. These could be signs of internal bleeding. If you're not sure, see your doctor to check. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bowel movement question my bowel movement is green, all green and lately I have been suffering with a lot of gas. What could be going on with me and how can I get my bowel movement regular color. Is this a danger to my body?

Green: Green stool can be caused by food coloring, green food, or also can be caused by food moving too quickly through the digestive tract. If your diet is high in fatty foods, it can move quickly through your digestion, and the bile salts don't have time to turn it brown. Also if you have a bowel infection it can cause the stool to move through quickly. Be sure you are eating a balanced diet with different types of food, and a low fat diet. If you develop diarrhea, vomiting, or fever, then please be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Had bowel movement. Haven't eaten anything green in a while. Stool was green, covered in A LOT of NEON GREEN slime. Any idea of what this could be?

Pigment: Have you ingested anything like vitamins with iron, or peptobismol for example which can cause pigment changes in your stool? .Mucus also could be mixed with your stool due to irritability or inflammation of the colon. Blackish color is also seen when there is bleeding in the stomach (upper gi tract). Your physician could exam you and a stool specimen and also order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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When I have a bowel movement, their is green and orange grease? Is this something I need to worry about? 58 female had cancer have diverticulitis

When I have a bowel movement, their is green and orange grease? Is this something I need to worry about? 58 female had cancer have diverticulitis

See physician: Changes as described often relate to bowel/colon absorption issue. Since you have had history of ca and diverticulitis, these should be immediately evaluated by gastrointestinal specialist. ...Read more

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After wiping with toilet paper following a bowel movement, I found a green pea on the toilet paper, which made me wonder, do we get any benefit from veggies since they're not digested?

After wiping with toilet paper following a bowel movement, I found a green pea on the toilet paper, which made me wonder, do we get any benefit from veggies since they're not digested?

Yes: The structure of CELLULOSE makes it impossible for us to break it down. It is what is called dietary fiber. Certainly it prevents constipation and allows gut movement to work better. Also, cholesterol sticks to it and fiber lowers cholesterol a bit. Furthermore, we don't know why but it is associated with better control of glucose in diabetes. Also, higher fiber intake is associated less cancer ...Read more

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Is blue poop normal? My daughter had a bowel movement and it was "smurf" blue. This has happened before, but I was told it was because of her eating a cupcake with blue icing. It went away. This time there was no cupcake. What causes blue poop? She's 9 a

Is blue poop normal? My daughter had a bowel movement and it was "smurf" blue. This has happened before, but I was told it was because of her eating a cupcake with blue icing. It went away. This time there was no cupcake. What causes blue poop? She's 9 a

Any: Any foods with blue dye can cause blue poop such as boo-berry cereal, kool-aid, jell-o or even natural sources such as blueberries. Good news! The only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, blue, or even purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet. If she has a persistent change in her stool habits, you should contact her physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern. ...Read more

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Green stools with little black dots in it also when I wipe, should I be concerned? Scared it could be cancer. 18 yes old and one bowel movement a day.

Green stools with little black dots in it also when I wipe, should I be concerned? Scared it could be cancer. 18 yes old and one bowel movement a day.

Cancer not likely: It is highly unlikely that what you described is due to cancer. In fact you stool is probably normal. Unless you have a close family member who got colon cancer in his/her twenties, you do not need to be concerned. ...Read more

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Can nausea disrupt bowel movements making it green? I have had slight headache and am sick dizzy could bowel movement have to do with sickness

Can nausea disrupt bowel movements making it green? I have had slight headache and am sick dizzy could bowel movement have to do with sickness

Green Stool: Rapid transit of stool through the intestines can prevent reabsorption of fluid and processing of bile salts. That is why loose stools are so often green. Perhaps you have gastroenteritis. Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Hello, I've had green stools for awhile and been only having one bowel movement everyday. What can be the reasoning? Scared it's cancer I'm 18.

Hello, I've had green stools for awhile and been only having one bowel movement everyday. What can be the reasoning? Scared it's cancer I'm 18.

Green stools: There are many things that can cause stools to be green but the basic cause is the food is passing to quickly thur the intestines. Normally bile makes stool green at the start and a normal transit time lets the stool go from green to yellow to brown. Google green stools and see if any of the causes match with what you are doing. Cancer is low on the list at your age. ...Read more

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I've been constipated and had a bowel movement this morning but then I had another one and my poop was green and soft. Now I have cramps. What is this?

I've been constipated and had a bowel movement this morning but then I had another one and my poop was green and soft. Now I have cramps. What is this?

Green stool cramps: I would not be too concerned about green stool that can be normal from bile or eating greens. But if cramping can be from irritation-mild diverticular disease (unusual at 18), gallbladder, laxatives if used or could be appendicitis in an 18 year old. Would f/u today and be checked out at doc urgent care to make sure not appendicitis.. ...Read more

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My 3 yr. Old had bowel movement and it was neon green and hasn't eat anything green any ideas what could be the cause she does take a multivitamin daily?

My 3 yr. Old had bowel movement and it was neon green and hasn't eat anything green any ideas what could be the cause she does take a multivitamin daily?

Bile=green: The body adds bile acids to the digestive tract to aid digestion. These start out green and will transition through yellows to brown if they are metabolized by gut germs before exit. Rapid movement through the gut or poor gut germ action leaves it green. It does not indicate a real problem. Probiotics added to the diet can energise the gut germs. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and today after a bowel movement I saw black or maybe dark green lleafy objects in my stool its colon cancer?

I'm 22 and today after a bowel movement I saw black or maybe dark green lleafy objects in my stool its colon cancer?

Is it colon cancer?: Colon cancer is diagnosed under a microscope by a pathologist looking at a piece of your colon. That piece is collected during colonoscopy, where the inside of your colon is visualized, any polyps, or masses are biopsied and sent to path. Your age is low risk. Your dark, tarry stool, is a symptom. If persists, take a sample to your doc, test it for blood, if positive, doc will order colonoscopy. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

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