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Bowel Movement Color
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
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
3 month old baby change in bowel movement suddenly. ...The color is yellowish and seedy. He is pooping after every feeding but just a little. Formula?
Infant stools: Yellow, seedy, nonbloody stools are normal in a formula fed infant. Changing from breast to formula, or changing from one formula to another can cause changes in stool frequency and appearance. Sudden changes in stools, if associated with irritability, bloody stools, vomiting, lethargy or any other symptom of illness should be evaluated prompty. ...Read more
Yesterday when I had a bowel movement I noticed the color was a little pale looking. This is the first time I've noticed this. Should I be concerned?
No : it can change color depending on what you've eaten. If there are other symptoms or if the lighter color stays, then you need to see your physician to make sure that there is no other internal intestinal issue that's causing this. ...Read more
When : When feces transits too quickly through the colon, liquids are not reabsorbed which usually leads to a loose stool. Additionally because of the rapid movement through the large intestine there is not time for the bile salts to be metabolised, so they do not change from green to brown. Of course, eating green vegetables can also lead to green bowel movements. If you have a prolonged change in bowel habitus, this warrants medical examination. ...Read more
Why did the movi prep make my bowel movement like a real brown funny color. And it was real watery extreme watery?
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
A clear yellow color like mocus on toilet papel after bowel movement,Is that Fat out of body or something wrong with it?
Last couple days have had a mucus clear/ brown color after a soild bowel movement. What can cause this and what should i do? Who should i go see?
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