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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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My bowel stool is green I have not eaten any green vegetables. I have about 5 bowel movements a day

My bowel stool is green I have not eaten any green vegetables. I have about 5 bowel movements a day

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the reason for your green stool. However, the following may help to explain it. Bile helps to digest food. Bile is green. Normally, while the food is going through the large intestine, the stool tranforms from green to a brown color. However, if the stool transits too rapidly through the large intestine, liquids will not be adequately reabsorbed through the gut and there will not be adequate time for the stool to turn brown. Thus the stool will be liquid or moist and will remain green. P.S some supplements may also cause stool to turn green. Take care. ...Read more

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Backed up colon, took citromag thursday, constant liquid bowel movements, now Monday, gassy, green stool, loose, somewhat constipated. Anything? 20 yo

Backed up colon, took citromag thursday, constant liquid bowel movements, now Monday, gassy, green stool, loose, somewhat constipated. Anything? 20 yo

Constipation: If you still feel constipated in the sense that you continue to have an urge and need for a satisfactory bowel movement, you may have some impacted hard stool with only liquid feces being expelled around it. If this is the case, try using a dulcolax rectal suppository and/or a fleets enema. Occasionally manual breaking up or extraction of hard,impacted stool is necessary in stubborn cases. ...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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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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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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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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Im 22 and today after a bowel movement I saw black or maybe dark green lleafy objects in my stool its colon cancer?

Im 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

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What do mucus look like in stools ? Stools i made a bowel movement one day i'm not sure what i saw but stools look a pale green . No jaundice

What do mucus look like in stools ? Stools  i made a bowel movement one day i'm not sure what i saw but stools look a pale green . No jaundice

No short answer: Stool mucus is usually clear to creamy. Bile is usually greenish in coloration and if you have a greasy or fatty meal sometimes more bile will be produced. It is not unusual. ...Read more

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Stool Is Green (Definition)

Stool is green 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


Bowel (Definition)

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