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5 yo vomiting w/blue-green diarrhea & low grade fever. Hurts when press tummy. No insurance; don't want to assume appendix so quickly. Thoughts?

5 yo vomiting w/blue-green diarrhea & low grade fever. Hurts when press tummy. No insurance; don't want to assume appendix so quickly. Thoughts?

9 hours later: Nine hours since question posted. If abdominal pain is persisting please follow up with a doctor. Urgent care is cheaper than the Emergency Room. Follow up in Urgent care if you don't have a private physician. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Bloating, diarrhea for one and a half days. It's blue/green, pain in mid area?

Bloating, diarrhea for one and a half days. It's blue/green, pain in mid area?

Green stool: Bile in the intestine makes the stool green but the bacteria in our intestine changes the color to yellow/brown, in case of Diarrhea bowel content moves too fast the bacterias have no time to change the color so stool stays green.
You might have a case of Gasteroentritis, just try to stay hydrated and don't take medication to stop your diarrhea, if you are not better in 1-2 days see a doctor. ...Read more

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In last week been having diarrhea which started semi solid, then light blue/green color to pure liquid yellow/green! My bowels r inflamed 2 and pain!?

See a doctor: This is not normal and needs a rapid diagnosis, and treatment based on the diagnosis. You have an inflammatory condition of the colon and this could be infectious or inflammatory bowel disease or other. Do not wait. See somebody asap, and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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For 4 days, I have gone from diarrhea, to green poop, to a pale grey looking poop, back to green and this morning a greenish blue. What could this be?

For 4 days, I have gone from diarrhea, to green poop, to a pale grey looking poop, back to green and this morning a greenish blue. What could this be?

Rainbow stools: 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 color is odd/unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had gastro on Monday vomiting (5+) and diarrhea (25+ in a day). Now poo is bright green. Is this the virus coming out or because I had blue Gatorade?

Had gastro on Monday vomiting (5+) and diarrhea (25+ in a day). Now poo is bright green. Is this the virus coming out or because I had blue Gatorade?

Green is OK: Stool can be green, red, orange, yellow or brown. As long as there is no blood in the stool you don't have to worry about it. Especially if you are starting to feel better and the diarrhea has slowed down considerably. If the diarrhea is still significant, the stool is green and foul-smelling (more than normal poop), see a doctor. ...Read more

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Was tired had cramps in upper stomach with bad gas that moved down. Now explosive green diarrhea. Green by blue Gatorade or get checked?

Was tired had cramps in upper stomach with bad gas that moved down. Now explosive green diarrhea. Green by blue Gatorade or get checked?

Food coloring: Some food coloring can show in the stool. This could be why it is green. Also, quick transit will affect what color stool is. If it has not been going on for a long time, wait a few days and see MD if persists or if fever. ...Read more

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I just recently started taking 25 mg of Zoloft. I started 5 days ago. I've been experiencing a few things and was wondering if they're normal symptoms. I've been passing loose stools that are a green/blue color. I've also been feeling a bit dizzy.

I just recently started taking 25 mg of Zoloft. I started 5 days ago. I've been experiencing a few things and was wondering if they're normal symptoms. I've been passing loose stools that are a green/blue color. I've also been feeling a bit dizzy.

Zoloft can cause: These things and you could also have a mild gastroenteritis with dehydration. Stick with the Zoloft as your body gets used to it. But meanwhile, drink at least one glass of liquid per hour while awake, eat a bland diet and do not drink any alcohol at all. See checklists on avoiding dehydration. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is green diarrhea bad?

Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common. If the diarrhea continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes green diarrhea in adults?

What causes green diarrhea in adults?

Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more

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Is green diarrhea normal in 24 yr old?

Is green diarrhea normal in 24 yr old?

No: Normal color of adult stool is brownish unless one: your diet contains a great deal of green vegetable matter or two: your diet contains a great deal of fat and that triggered bile which is dumped into your intestine to emulsify the fat and the color of bile is dark green. ...Read more

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Help please! Is dark green diarrhea bad?

Green, loose 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. See dr for change in stool >>. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have green diarrhea for 3 days?

Green diarrhea: Green diarrhea may indicate small intestines involvement because of bilesecretion. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your diarrhea is green?

Green stools occur: When the feces transits rapidly through your GI tract. ...Read more

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I'm blowing out green snot and have green diarrhea?

I'm blowing out green snot and have green diarrhea?

Many need to see Dr.: If these occurred just today then you could wait as see how you feel tomorrow. If this has been going on for a while then I suggest that you see your doctor. The color of the nasal discharge is not that important but if you have sinus pain you could have an infection. Color of diarrhea reflect what you have been eating or could be caused by other problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your child has very green diarrhea?

Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow & brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change. Diarrhea is often a greenish color for this reason. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my baby's bright green diarrhea?

Should I be concerned about my baby's bright green diarrhea?

No: Parents often worry about the color of their child's feces. Whereas red and white colored stool certainly requires special attention, yellow, brown, and green ones generally do not. Just be sure your child is getting enough balanced electrolyte drink such as pedialyte not to get dehydrated. ...Read more

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I am having bright green diarrhea and have not eaten anything green.

I am having bright green diarrhea and have not eaten anything green.

See below: Bile is green in color. As it travels thru the gut it's color is changed, eventually to brown. Greenish color can be the result of intestinal contents not remaining in the gut long enough to turn brown. Any condition that causes diarrhea can cause green stool. SEE: http://abt. Cm/144EnVu ...Read more

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I have been having green diarrhea for two days now. Should I be concerned or is this normal?

I have been having green diarrhea for two days now. Should I be concerned or is this normal?

Not normal: But not cause for concern at this point. Really need to know more to give an idea on cause. Do you have fever, chills, abdominal pain, nausea, visiting? Have you had recent travel, use antibiotics or has anyone else been sick? Give it a few days if the answer to all these is "no". If not better or gets worse then go see a doc. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea for the last month...Sometimes it is green in color. What might be the cause?

I have had diarrhea for the last month...Sometimes it is green in color. What might be the cause?

Many possibilities: There are a number of possibilities that could explain the symptoms you describe. You should see your primary doctor or gastroenterologist to evaluate further. Some other possibilities could include medication-related, gastritis, infection, cancer, ulcerative colitis, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am having runny diarrhea and the color is dark green, also I ate a blueberry muffin today can that be the cause of it?

I am having runny diarrhea and the color is dark green, also I ate a blueberry muffin today can that be the cause of it?

Possibly: If the muffin was bad or contaminated, it could be. However, it depends on what else you ate and if anyone else who ate the same things also got sick. Usually these infections resolve within 1-2 days. If not, see your doctor for an exam and possible stool test. ...Read more

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I've had light green diarrhea for about a week now. There is no pain, but I have to use the restroom more than 3 times a day. Should I be concerned?

Yes: 1 week is getting long for a common type of viral illness that can cause diarrhea, and you become more at risk of getting dehydrated and acquiring electrolyte abnormalities with chronic diarrhea. See a dr. For an evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's green diarrhea mean? Virus?

Green diarrhea: Green diarrhea has no significance. You can have various shades of stool colors for no particular reason. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?

What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?

Nothing: The color of diarrhea is not important-- unless it's red with blood. Green means the gut is moving quickly, and you're seeing green bile. But that really doesn't mean anything special. ...Read more

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My baby has had diarrhea and it came out blue one time what should I do?

My baby has had diarrhea and it came out blue one time what should I do?

Fluids: Keep up with fluid losses during diarrhea by giving a balanced electrolyte solution such as pedialyte. Make sure the infant wets their diapers at least three times a day and if it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more