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I've had dark green loose stool off and on for about 24 hours. Is that something serious? If not what are some home remedies?

I've had dark green loose stool off and on for about 24 hours. Is that something serious? If not what are some home remedies?

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 meds can change stool >. ...Read more

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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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Crippling stomach cramps, dark green loose stool with blood what's going on?

Crippling stomach cramps, dark green loose stool with blood what's going on?

Get seen: Bloody diarrhea can be serious. Get seen as soon as possible. Sometimes what appears to be blood, is not. Blood. If you ate a lot of beets for example. But "better safe than sorry." Get this checked out. ...Read more

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Hi I have reflux, gastritis, lots of gas and intestinal rumbling followed with dark green loose stool that's foul smelling. Is this ibs? If not help!?

Hi I have reflux, gastritis, lots of gas and intestinal rumbling followed with dark green loose stool that's foul smelling. Is this ibs? If not help!?

Not irritable bowel: Reflux isn't IBS, gastitis is inflammation of the stomach. Foul-smelling stools sometimes mean gastroenteritis or malabsorption. Sounds like it is time for a GI specialist or at least a visit to your usual physician for stool studies if the problem continues and even a gluten sensitivity panel with a later GI referral. Irritable bowel synd is a diagnosis of exclusion, although real and painful. ...Read more

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What can cause dark green loose stools. I have been on my normal diet. No abdominal pain or fever?

What can cause dark green loose stools. I have been on my normal diet. No abdominal pain or fever?

Rapid transit: Our liver and gallbladder secretes a green substance called bile. It helps digest our food that contains fat/oils. This green fluid is partly responsible for the brown color of our stool. There may be instances where this green fluid either is not well absorbed in the distal small intestine (ileum) resulting in rapid transit through the intestines (especially the colon, where it may irritate). ...Read more

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Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Here are some...: How have you been after gallbladder surgery? Have you slowly got regular in BM and felt better in general well-being? These may suggest how you may and should be after gallbladder surgery. In fact, you may have more pertinent answer from your doctors since they know more your individual situation than anyone else online. More? To articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Crippling stomach cramps, loose dark green stool with blood had it for just over a month but had blood for longer what's happening?

Crippling stomach cramps, loose dark green stool with blood had it for just over a month but had blood for longer what's happening?

GI: Given that you have noticed blood for 2-3 months. I think going to a GI specialist is your best bet.
As specified by another physician, IBD at your age is most likely, and for that an actual clinic visit and tests are required!

Good luck and please send me a message with what you find! ...Read more

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Does green loose stools associate with giardia?

Does green loose stools associate with giardia?

Not necessarily.: An infection with giardia can present with diarrhea or constipation or neither. Stool color is not a reliable way to determine the organism responsible, if any. Only a test for parasites can do this, and it takes checking 3 stool samples, because the parasites may not be present in every stool. See your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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Dark brown loose stool. What does it mean and should I be worried?

Dark brown loose stool. What does it mean and should I be worried?

Possibly diarrhea: You have have diarrhea. Also you should always be concerned for possible blood in the stool. See you primary care asap. ...Read more

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Green and loose stool? Didn't eat anything with green dye! What's wrong?

Green and loose stool? Didn't eat anything with green dye! What's wrong?

Green is bile: When your stool passes fast through the intestinal tract the green bile is the color you see in the stool, because the bile doesn't have time to get reabsorbed and give the darker colored stool you are used to. Yellow colored diarrhea is seen in even faster traveling stools. The darker the color, the slower the transit and greater reabsorption of bile. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old and recently started eating an all raw veggie diet. Should I be worried if I have loose stool or see bits of greens in the toilet?

I am 20 years old and recently started eating an all raw veggie diet. Should I be worried if I have loose stool or see bits of greens in the toilet?

Side effects: Mr. Green make sure you eat a balanced diet. Avoid nutritional deficiencies particularly Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Zinc, Iron, Omega -3-fatty acid
Make sure you are getting enough protein and calcium. All raw veggie diet needs nutritionist guidance for long term ...Read more

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Green loose stools, weight loss, just came back from South Asia vacation?

Green loose stools, weight loss, just came back from South Asia vacation?

Vacation: I think you should see your doctor fairly soon. If the delay is too long please go to the nearest Emergency Room for evaluation. ...Read more

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What disease has very dark loose stool and bad heartburn?

What disease has very dark loose stool and bad heartburn?

Could be serious!: You need to have a source of bleeding in your digestive tract ruled out. Get to a doctor asap! ...Read more

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On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

See below: The diarrhea usually improvs after 3-4 days of treatment but you need to complete the full 14 day treatment course. I would also recommend probiotic treatment with vsl#3 and florastor 1 capsule of each 2 time a day for 30 days. Note there is a 25% relase rate that necessitates retreatment. ...Read more

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I've been having consistent constipation of loose stool? It is generally a dark tan and gritty, sticky, mucousy, and I feel like I can't empty myself

I've been having consistent constipation of loose stool? It is generally a dark tan and gritty, sticky, mucousy, and I feel like I can't empty myself

I'm not sure..: ..what "constipation of loose stool" is? I presume you mean you have loose stool, but infrequently. Usually we think infrequent stool of constipation is hard and difficult to pass. The key is more fiber in your diet: whole grains, cereals, brown rice, veggies. This will solidify it. If this doesn't help, see your doc. Some testing for malabsorption may be in order. Continue good fluid intake. ...Read more

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Vomited all food, green loose stool, sulfur smell and dry heaving all night?

Vomited all food, green loose stool, sulfur smell and dry heaving all night?

Gastroenteritis: Sounds like food poisoning/gastroenteritis. Try to keep up with fluids (half Gatorade and half water) along with bland diet. Most of these things get better on their own; however, if vomiting and diarrhea persistsyou will need to see your doctor for tests and/or IV fluids. ...Read more

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I've been very bloated and gassy for days, nausea for 2 weeks and loose stools for about 3 days. Stools are now bright green. Is sometging going on?

I've been very bloated and gassy for days, nausea for 2 weeks and loose stools for about 3 days. Stools are now bright green. Is sometging going on?

GI: There are a multitude of diseases that could be causing your symptoms. Some of the more common include a viral/bacterial enteritis, gallbladder disease, inflammatory bowel disease or others. I would suggest you visit your primary care provider so they can begin by doing a diagnostic work-up as some of these diseases can be serious and require more than symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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2yr old with cough, green loose stools and poor appetite x 2 days. Drinking OK. Virus? Wait it out or take him in?

2yr old with cough, green loose stools and poor appetite x 2 days. Drinking OK. Virus? Wait it out or take him in?

If stable, wait: This presentation is almost always viral. So long as water intake is OK and your child doesn't become listless all should be well. I presume you know about the BRAT diet. ...Read more

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I just recently started taking 25 mg of Zoloft. I started 5 days ago. I've been experiencing a few things and was wondering if they're normal symptoms. I've been passing loose stools that are a green/blue color. I've also been feeling a bit dizzy.

I just recently started taking 25 mg of Zoloft. I started 5 days ago. I've been experiencing a few things and was wondering if they're normal symptoms. I've been passing loose stools that are a green/blue color. I've also been feeling a bit dizzy.

Zoloft can cause: These things and you could also have a mild gastroenteritis with dehydration. Stick with the Zoloft as your body gets used to it. But meanwhile, drink at least one glass of liquid per hour while awake, eat a bland diet and do not drink any alcohol at all. See checklists on avoiding dehydration. Good luck! ...Read more

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Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when I go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should I be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when I go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should I be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

I: I would call your doctor. The green stools may not be such a big deal because that can occur when feces transits too quickly through the colon. It prevents bile from be adequately metabolised and thus the feces do not from green to their characteristic brown colored. This is usually wet or liquid. However, the yellow stools could be from an absence of bile salts (liver, gallbladder or common bile duct). I would let you doctor know, as it is likely that he or she might want to see you sooner. ...Read more

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Vomiting, dry heaving all night, sulfur smell, green loose stool?

Vomiting, dry heaving all night, sulfur smell, green loose stool?

Maybe: Gastroenteritis. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest.
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Day 2 of undercooked pork sausage food poisoning, loose stool through 21 evacuations (now medium green tint), should I wait this out?

See a doctor: This can turn serious so make sure you stay well hydrated eat yogurt and go and see a doctor meat poisoning is not a joke it can turn ugly so go and see a doctor please ...Read more

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Very dark loose stools and vomit, sharp abdo pain, fever, dizziness. Been like this for 2 days...help!

Very dark loose stools and vomit, sharp abdo pain, fever, dizziness. Been like this for 2 days...help!

Go to hospital: You should seek medical attention ASAP, could be infection with GI bleed, needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does green loose stools associate with giardia? I feel fine and have been losing weight also have stomach pains and stomach growling.

Does green loose stools associate with giardia? I feel fine and have been losing weight also have stomach pains and stomach growling.

Possible: Any prolonged case of diarrhea or change in bowel habits warrants an exam and possible also testing your stool for infection which would include giardia along with many other infectious causes. I would also mention your weight loss and abdominal pain to your MD when you get evaluated. ...Read more

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