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Doctor insights on: Dark Green Stool During Pregnancy

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Is having green stool a common pregnancy symptom?

Is having green stool a common pregnancy symptom?

Constipation can: Sometimes occur with early pregnancy. However, green stool is not a classic early pregnancy symptom. If you have missed your period, please take a pregnancy test.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

No: One symptom of pregnancy is frequent urination. Not so with bowel movements. The symptom is associated with known pregnancy, it would be unlikely to have it as the presenting symptom.

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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.

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Is dark green stool related to an upper GI bleed?

Is dark green stool related to an upper GI bleed?

Not usually: The classic sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed is dark blackish tarry stool called "melena". It is usually looser, sticky and has a characteristic smell. Dark green stool usually related to diet rich in green vegetables. If you have other symptoms check with your doctor.

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Drunk the night before then in morning drunk pepto bismul then next day dark green stool. Is that bad?

Drunk the night before then in morning drunk pepto bismul then next day dark green stool. Is that bad?

Green isn't bad: But getting drunk can be. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) routinely turns stool a very dark green which can even look black. It can do the same to your mouth or tongue. This is totally harmless. However, drinking to where you're drunk isn't harmless, and you should consider cutting back on alcohol, especially if this is a regular occurrence.

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Daughter is 13 and passed very painful dark green stool and later a lighter green flexible popcorn kernel like thing came out alone what is that??

Daughter is 13 and passed very painful dark green stool and later a lighter green flexible popcorn kernel like thing came out alone what is that??

Constipation?: Could she be constipated? Perhaps you saw something she'd eaten? If she increases her intake of stone fruits, and her stools become softer, but she continues to have pain, you should ask her doctor what may be causing her symptoms. Stool color rarely means much with the exception of pale stools, black tarry stools, or stools that contain blood.

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I've bin drnking bigelow herbal tea. For 3 days now...And I noticed my stool. Is dark green? Is it bec of d tea? I'm scared. Is dark green stool notmal?

Probably it is: Different colored stools can often reflect what we eat, especially if in large quantities; cranberries can cause maroon color, which can mimic lower GI tract bleed;, iron supplement can cause black stool, which may be mistaken for melena or black stools caused by GI bleeding, often in the upper GI tract. Betray the binging of bigelow, and behold--the bowel becomes brown once again!

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What does a pasty dark green stool mean?

It is related to: Rapid transit time of stool through the GI tract.

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Dark green stool. Is this from bleeding?

Dark green stool. Is this from bleeding?

Usually no: Blood usually makes stool maroon or black not green unless you were vulcan.

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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.

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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 Get HPV vaccine Practice safe sex

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My husband is just getting over the flu and said that he had a dark green stool with mucus. Would that have anything to do with the flu?

My husband is just getting over the flu and said that he had a dark green stool with mucus. Would that have anything to do with the flu?

Depends: Influenza is a fairly acute illness most commonly in the colder months of the year with chills, fever, respiratory symptoms, and occasionally abdominal symptoms. Viral gastrointestinal illnesses are due to different types of non respiratory viruses and are associated with vomiting and diarrhea. Green stool with mucus can occur with either illness. Report to md if severe or persistent.

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Hi, I've had consistent green stool for awhile now and now I'm noticing dark spots in them. Should I be concerned?

Hi, I've had consistent green stool for awhile now and now I'm noticing dark spots in them. Should I be concerned?

See your PCP: If you have green stool, are you taking any over the counter Iron medications. If not, do you feel the smell of stool is bad and peculiar than usual. Are you exposed to any people who are sick, who may have infections like c.difficile colitis, an intestinal infection by bacteria with a toxin producing capacity. Need your stool tested for ova and parasite, stool culture, any blood, c.diff toxin.

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Having lower back pain onleft side with green, dark green stool for 2 days. What could thid be?

Having lower back pain onleft side with green, dark green stool for 2 days. What could thid be?

May be infection: Green stool means rapid transport. It may be something you ate or a stomach bug. If not clearing up or if you notice blood see your doctor. All the best.

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I have anxiety, Had a parasite infection 3 months ago, pain ever since, just now I passed dark green stool? I haven't eaten anything green. Why?

I have anxiety, Had a parasite infection 3 months ago, pain ever since, just now I passed dark green stool? I haven't eaten anything green. Why?

Infection: Following an intestinal infection it is not unusual to develop an irritable bowel syndrome which can manifest itself as abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and/or constipation. Green stool is nonspecific. If you have continual diarrhea continued parasitic infection must be checked for. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you.

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My 2 year old daughter has passed a dark green stool and had a fever for 3 days (no other symptoms) + didn't drink allot. Should I be concerned?

My 2 year old daughter has passed a dark green stool and had a fever for 3 days (no other symptoms) + didn't drink allot. Should I be concerned?

Not if she is better: Dark green stool can be ok. Fever x 3 days can be virus....She needs to drink. Many children have decreased thirst when sick. If she is peeing ojk then no worries, if not and she is getting worse than see your doctor.

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I have mild abdominal pains and dark green stool with mucus in it it has been going on for about a week is there something majorly wrong with me?

gastroenteritis: Your symptoms could represent a vial gastroenteritis. Stay on a bland diet, nothing greasy or fried. Refrain from milk andmilk products as well as juice. You should feel better in 5-7 days.

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I take iron tablets. I have dark green stool with a pale streak in it. I looked at the pale part and it looked sort of orangish in color. Eat carrots?

I take iron tablets. I have dark green stool with a pale streak in it. I looked at the pale part and it looked sort of orangish in color. Eat carrots?

STOP: Watching your stools! Only BRIGHT RED and DEEP BLACK are causes for concern...the green/orange/even light blackish colors are all due to the breakdwon (digestion) of IRON by your stomach/small bowel Hope the helps! Dr Z

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