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What? Couls cause? My stool to be dark green?

What? Couls cause? My stool to be dark green?

Stool color: Decomposed bile, which is originally green, gives stool its yellow color. Having said that, green stool may mean that bile has rushed through the intestines without being acted on by bacteria like during diarrhea. Another cause of green color is unabsorbed iron in the diet. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be black or dark green?

What causes stool to be black or dark green?

Dark stool: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more

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What could cause my son's stool to be dark green?

What could cause my son's stool to be dark green?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. If worried about something else schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Dark green stool from baby for almost 2 hours, what are possible causes?

Dark green stool from baby for almost 2 hours, what are possible causes?

Normal.: If there are no other symptoms, any shade of green, yellow or brown is normal for a baby's stool. ...Read more

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I have had soft dark green stool for two days. Is this a concern, and what might be the cause?

I have had soft dark green stool for two days. Is this a concern, and what might be the cause?

Probably not: If you feel ok and don't have diarrhea, it's probably just something you ate. ...Read more

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I have had dark green stool on and off for 2 weeks and have not eaten anything that I believe would cause this?

I have had dark green stool on and off for 2 weeks and have not eaten anything that I believe would cause this?

Probably not: Most diarrheal illnesses related to contaminated food are short lived and happen soon after eating the food. However, sometimes diarrhea from contaminated food or water can last longer. If it persists beyond 3 weeks you should see your doctor. Make sure you are staying hydrated. ...Read more

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Could gallstones cause dark green stool?

Could gallstones cause dark green stool?

Not specifically: I do not know that gallstones are related to the color of the bowel movements unless gallstones caused obstruction of the bile duct resulting in jaundice and pain, which would then result in very pale light tan colored stools. ...Read more

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Have had "really" dark green stools 4 2 days. Been fighting a bad cold 4 2 wks, but also diagnosed w/gastritis yrs ago. Stool color cause 4 concern? : (

Have had "really" dark green stools 4 2 days. Been fighting a bad cold 4 2 wks, but also diagnosed w/gastritis yrs ago. Stool color cause 4 concern? : (

Green stool: Occasional green stool color is normal, usually due to passage through the digestive tract with some degree of rapidity such that bile is incompletely metabolized (which contributes the brown color). Diet high in leafy greens can also cause this. Or iron supplementation. ...Read more

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Newborn exclusively breastfed - 2 months - dark Green stool for 2 weeks- is it a cause of concern?

Newborn exclusively breastfed - 2 months - dark Green stool for 2 weeks- is it a cause of concern?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green ; slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had soft, VERY green stool. Today, I had a very hard, very dark green, almost black stool. Is this cause for concern?

Yesterday I had soft, VERY green stool. Today, I had a very hard, very dark green, almost black stool. Is this cause for concern?

No: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
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Daughter had dark almost slightly dark green tinged stool after eating a lot of chocolate and candy from Easter could that still be te cause?

Food Coloring: Most likely it is from a food coloring that was in the candy. I would advise against candy binging. .. but there shouldn't be any serious problems with this. If not better in a week I would consider having it evaluated. ...Read more

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Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Changed stool color: 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 greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes feces to be green ish?

What causes feces to be green ish?

The amount of bile: Liver makes bile and secretes it to help us digest food stuffs. Some food needs more bile to digest than others. Stools can be yellow, green, brown or dark brown. Call md if stool is white, black and sticky or red. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

Why green stool?: 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/exposures, inflammation, other factors. Easy to run a few tests here--call your doc. ...Read more

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Why is the colour of my feces dark green? Should I be worried?

Why is the colour of my feces dark green? Should I be worried?

No: Color does not point to anything wrong. It can be diet or how you are absorbing nutrients. If you have fever, pain, bleeding, then you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Going number 2 like 3-4 times a day for the past week. Then today dark green feces?

C a lower GI special: Sounds kike u have an infection. Need 2 b cn 4 stool cultures & treatment. ...Read more

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Bloody and dark green feces- why is my poop have blood in it and green?

Bloody and dark green feces- why is my poop have blood in it and green?

Inflammation: Most likely cause in someone your age would be inflammation from either an infection or other cause. Also depends on associated symptoms. You should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Embarrassing, but what could cause blue green feces? I do not feel sick at all. Could a sudden intake of more iron and zinc cause this?

Embarrassing, but what could cause blue green feces? I do not feel sick at all. Could a sudden intake of more iron and zinc cause this?

Blue/green stool: Blue food coloring is a popular food additive, and when ingested in large quantities can make stools appear blue. Blue is not a pigment typically produced by the human GI tract. Blue is however the color of ingestable "indicator" dyes & that a hemoccult card will turn if blood is detected in stool (or it taking a lot of iron, as in your case)--is this to what you are referring? ...Read more

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I have dark green feces (chunks of red and poss. Specks of blood), trouble excreting soft stool, painless swollen area near anus, and cramps. Answers?

I have dark green feces (chunks of red and poss. Specks of blood), trouble excreting soft stool, painless swollen area near anus, and cramps. Answers?

Swollen anus w/cramp: May be proctitis: inflammation of the lower rectal area due to inflammatory bowel disease, gluten sensitivity, sexually transmitted diseases, trauma. Keep stool soft w/drinking fluids 2.5-3.5 liters /day water /gatorade/ juices (not pure water, f/u w doc /urgent care

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/proctitis/basics/definition/con-20027855 ...Read more

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Why is my stool dark green?

Why is my stool dark green?

Dietary sources: Often time dark green stools are the result of diet. foods that have blue in them such as blueberries or other blue food coloring can cause dark green stools. If this persists after eliminating this from your diet then you may want to consider seeing a medical professional ...Read more

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What causes stool to be green in baby?

What causes stool to be green in baby?

Bacteria: The type of bacteria in baby's stool and the speed at which the stool travels through the colon. ...Read more

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What is the cause of green stool?

What is the cause of green stool?

See below: Usually a change in the bacterial flora of the colon, which is normal if there are no other symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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What can cause stool that is very dark in color?

What can cause stool that is very dark in color?

Black stool: If the stool is solid black or maroon, especially if it is very foul smelling, it may represent what is called melena, which is usually a sign of bleeding from the digestive tract. The bleeding is often active and this is a medical emergency. If you experience this, you should go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can euchinacea cause ones stool to become a darker color?

Not usually.: Dark stool is not a frequent side effect of echinacea ingestion. If your stool ever becomes very dark and foul-smelling, you should consider the possibility of internal bleeding and see your physician, however. ...Read more

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My wife wants to know what could cause her stool to be green?

My wife wants to know what could cause her stool to be green?

Green is ok: Typically lots of green leafy vegetables, and green colored drinks can make your stool more green, as well as iron supplements if she takes them. Sometimes if stool is loose it doesn't have time to get digested with the bilirubin it needs and can appear more green. Unless she is feeling poorly I wouldn't worry. Check her diet as above ...Read more

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What causes dark patches on one side of stool. (not tarry and not melane)?

What causes dark patches on one side of stool. (not tarry and not melane)?

Be sure not blood: Hi YijunB
Test to be sure its not blood. Many dietary items (skins of fruit or vegetables for example) can appear as dark blobs in otherwise formed stool. Medications containing bismuth can form lumps as well. If it continues, consult your PCP or a GI specialist. ...Read more