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Doctor insights on: Dark Green Colored Stools

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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?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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I have been having dark green almost black soft stools. Is this normal?

I have been having dark green almost black soft stools. Is this normal?

Define melena: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena. Your doctor, or even an over-the-counter test that you can purchase, can check to see if your dark stool contains blood. Needed is for you to provide a sample of the dark stool. False positive results can occur based on diet & stool additives. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my stool is dark green-almost black & bloody. & when I wipe it's always bloody? Is this serious? What do I do?

What does it mean if my stool is dark green-almost black & bloody. & when I wipe it's always bloody? Is this serious? What do I do?

See dr.: Blood in your stool is never normal, so no matter what, you need to see the Doctor. Things ranging from inflammatory bowel diseases, hemorrhoids, to more serous issues can all cause bleeding in the stool. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have dark green stools?

I have dark green stools?

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

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What leads to dark green stools?

What leads to dark green stools?

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. ...Read more

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What causes my dark green stools?

What causes my dark green stools?

Diet: You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Why is my stools tarry dark green and it floats ?

Why is my stools tarry dark green and it floats ?

Possessed by aliens.: Just kidding!!! Bile, fiber, bacteria, and gasses all contribute to the color, density, and specific gravity of stool. There many variations of normal, and the kind you describe is certainly common and without pathology. ...Read more

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Dark green stool. Is this from bleeding?

Usually no: Blood usually makes stool maroon or black not green unless you were vulcan. ...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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What does it mean if I have dark green stools? Any foods cause that color in stools?

Green foods: Dark green leafy vegetables, e.g. Spinach, kale, collard greens can cause dark green sttols; less commonly meds, vitamin/ mineral supplements can. Less common, bile. Can matter if diarrheal or formed. Infections can cause green diarrheal stool. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks now i've had very soft (sometimes runny) very dark green stool should I be concerned with this?

For 2 weeks now i've had very soft (sometimes runny) very dark green stool should I be concerned with this?

Eval: Green & liquidy stool are often the result of rapid transit time through the gut. Yes, a change in bowel habitus warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...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?

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