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What causes grainy dark stools in adults?

What causes grainy dark stools in adults?

Diet & bacteria: The color and texture of stool is most often affected by diet and the activity of normal bowel bacteria. The only colors that are worrisome are red, black, or white. ...Read more

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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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2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.

2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.

Diarrhea: When red meat is not cooked properly or is kept in the refrigerated condition for a long time, the possibility of diarrhea increases manifold. Consumption of red meat that is infected with a bacterium called Escherichia coli is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Maybe he should get a stool culture. Keep him well hydrated and if there is fever, and diarrhea continues go to the ER. ...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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What causes grey colored stool in children?

What causes grey colored stool in children?

Food: The stool color is determined by the germs that live in the intestine and the foods and colors eaten. Gray is ok. ...Read more

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Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

?celiac disease: Your symptoms are consistent with an intestinal malabsorption disorder and sensitivity to gluten(celiac disease) is suggested. See your physician who will order the appropriate tests and, if needed, send you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics give a toddler bright green stool?

Yes: If your toddler is also starting to develop loose stool or even diarrhea, yogurt (if they will eat it) can help. Antibiotics alter the normal bacterial flora found in the intestine, and yogurt can help start to restore balance. ...Read more

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Eight month old. Constipation, fussy, little bit of yellow in eyes and now yellow seedy runny stool?

More info: Seedy stools are typical of breast fed babies. Are you breastfeeding? Yellow in the eyes is also known as jaundice and can occur in breast fed babies, but is not typical for this age. Fussiness and constipation are not unusual either. Recommend you have your baby evaluated by his/her pediatrician, especially since you are noticing a yellow color to the eyes. ...Read more

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Toddler (2 y-male) with green soft stool with dark green small filaments. Symptom: loss of appetite (5 days) hasn't eat anything green nor with dye?

Toddler (2 y-male) with green soft stool with dark green small filaments. Symptom: loss of appetite (5 days) hasn't eat anything green nor with dye?

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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Increase in stomach noises, stomach cramps and diarrhea after eating at times. stool color from brown to yellow and green.

Increase in stomach noises, stomach cramps and diarrhea after eating at times. stool color from brown to yellow and green.

Could be IBS: IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Have you ever heard of this? It can be very common and the symptoms can be very mild to very severe. Have you ever talked with anther doctor about what you are experiencing? ...Read more

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Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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Dark green diarrhea and queasy feeling in stomach. Also vomited large amounts of yellow fluid (just fluid) this morning. No change to eating/drinking?

Dark green diarrhea and queasy feeling in stomach. Also vomited large amounts of yellow fluid (just fluid) this morning. No change to eating/drinking?

Gastroenteritis: Sounds like you have gastroenteritis. If it gets to the point where you are unable to keep fluids down, you will likely have to go to the ER to get medications and some fluids into you. I would switch to Gatorade to help you with your electrolytes that you are likely losing and hopefully it will pass in the next 12-24 hours and decrease in severity. If it doesn't, go to the ER for further eval. ...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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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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Alternating bowel movements of green stools with some black dots of constipation ad diarrhea, bloated, small poop comes outs18 years old colon cancer?

Alternating bowel movements of green stools with some black dots of constipation ad diarrhea, bloated, small poop comes outs18 years old colon cancer?

Diet: The appearance of feces varies according to diet, your level of hydration, your gut's microbial flora, medications, and your bodies own makeup. Colin cancer is rare in an 18 year old. It may cause blood to appear in the stool but often just small amounts that is not visible, and requires a chemical test. Cancer does not typically cause diarrhea except for a rare form called villous adenoma. ...Read more

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Consistent diarrhea for 3 weeks. No changes in lifestyle or diet.No extra stressorsno solid stools. Diarrhea is dark brown in color.Imodium (loperamide) not helpin?

Consistent diarrhea for 3 weeks. No changes in lifestyle or diet.No extra stressorsno solid stools. Diarrhea is dark brown in color.Imodium (loperamide) not helpin?

See a doctor-: The chronicity of the diarrhea will require some testing of the stool and further diagnostics such as colonoscopy that will be done by a specialist. It may or may not be due to an infection. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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