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Embarrassing question but what could cause green maybe green blue areas in my normal colored stool. No diet change. 3 days in a row.

Embarrassing question but what could cause green maybe green blue areas in my normal colored stool. No diet change. 3 days in a row.

See answer: The vast major of green and blue discolorations of one's stool are related to diet and not disease. Green (blue+yellow =green)poop can be seen with excess green leafy vegetables (chlorophyll), excess iron, artificial food dyes (ice cream, cake frosting, liquorice candy, etc). Less often by excess bile. Blue poop most often also related to food dyes (e.g. Blue curaçao, grape soda). Re-evaluate 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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My daughter stool was blue green in color. She is 7 years old. What could be the problem?

My daughter stool was blue green in color. She is 7 years old. What could be the problem?

Bile/food coloring: Bilious green is seen sometimes in rapid transit time of bowel movements. Juices/berries and food coloring can contribute to color changes. Have a stool sample sent out by your doctor if needed if problem persists, with all kinds of foods. ...Read more

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Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Guaiac test +: Guaiac (leuco-dye) testing has been available for >100 years--the colorless dye turns blue or green in presence of adequate amounts of peroxidase-like substances (e.g. Hemoglobin) & hydrogen peroxide. Ingested iron, certain fruits & vegetables, some drugs, toilet bowel sanitizers give false-positive reactions. Method of collection & underlying pathology may account for your + finding--see doctor. ...Read more

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My stool was a greenish blue color being half runny half hard. I drank a blue Powerade yesterday but it has never caused this before. Along with that?

My stool was a greenish blue color being half runny half hard. I drank a blue Powerade yesterday but it has never caused this before. Along with that?

Color from food dye: The color of your stool is the result of the food you ingested. Nothing in the body causes blue colors. Blue dye is used in medicine for this reason. Blue is used to see areas for surgery because nothing in the body is blue (although veins look this way, they are not blue).
check your stool again in a few days without eating anything with blue dye. ...Read more

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I've had no change in diet medication nor have I ate any blue or green foods. I have crohns disease for the past 11 yrs. My stool is blue mucasy green.

I've had no change in diet medication nor have I ate any blue or green foods. I have crohns disease for the past 11 yrs. My stool is blue mucasy green.

Change in stool: Color with symptoms is usually benign. However with history of Crohns, you may have stool cytology done to consider exacerbation ...Read more

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So my stool has been green with a neon blue slim around it but haven't changed my diet nor am I taking vitamins. Or anything with that color pigment?

So my stool has been green with a neon blue slim around it but haven't changed my diet nor am I taking vitamins. Or anything with that color pigment?

Blue???: In general, greenish stool may indicate your food is passing through your system too quickly (often caused by fatty/greasy/"fast food") such that the bile pigments produced by the liver are insufficiently broken down. Also consuming large amounts of leafy green veggies, excessive amounts of green food coloring, licorice candy with anise, or iron supplements. Blue is rare: blue drinks, etc. ...Read more

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My stool has been a light blue/green for about a week now. And suddenly its hard for me to poop and my stomach feels bloated. Should I be concerned?

My stool has been a light blue/green for about a week now. And suddenly its hard for me to poop and my stomach feels bloated. Should I be concerned?

Yes, see a doctor: This does sound unusual enough to merit a visit to a doctor. Waiting more than a week is not likely to help. Hopefully, it is nothing serious - but if it is even minimal, you should find out what it is and what can help. Best! ...Read more

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What would blue green colored feces with blood traces be a symptom of?

What would blue green colored feces with blood traces be a symptom of?

Why bluegreen 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. Since your bowel pattern has changed ;? Persists, testing is in order. You're probably okay, but get an exam to determine if rx is needed. ...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?

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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Why is my stool green?

Why is my stool green?

Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. ...Read more

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What does blue stool mean?

What does blue stool mean?

Ate blue food...: Blue stool probably means you ate or drank something with blue pigments or blue food coloring. ...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 makes your stool green?

What makes your stool green?

Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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What to do when your stool's green?

What to do when your stool's green?

It's OK.: A green stool color does not portend any illness or disease. If your stool would turn red or black those would be signs of alarm. No need to do anything at this time. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes my stools to turn green?

^ transit time.: Rapid transit time through the GI track. ...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 does blue stool in children mean?

Ate something: Or drank something blue. That would be the most likely cause. ...Read more

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Why is my stools green and it floats?

Why is my stools green and it floats?

Green 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 doc. Air=floats ...Read more

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Do green leafy vegetables harden stool?

Not normally: They are full of dietary fiber. Try mustard greens, broccoli, romaine lettuce, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, kalen, collard greens, turnip greens, spinach ; swiss chard. Insure that you hydrate well. ...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's up with a silvery green color stool?

What's up with a silvery green color stool?

Stool color: People attribute a lot of importance to their stool color, when in actuality it often reflects a combination of what they are eating, and what their gut bacteria are metabolizing. Unless your stools are pale and chalky, black and tarry, or bloody, I wouldn't be too concerned. ...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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Why stool is in green color even if we do not eat green food?

Why stool is in green color even if we do not eat green food?

Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...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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Should I be concerned about green tinted stools for the past 3 days?

Should I be concerned about green tinted stools for the past 3 days?

No, Quit looking at: There is no significance to green color of your stools. There is no illness associated with green colored stools. So relax, and quit looking at it. ...Read more