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Doctor insights on: Green Bowels In Adults

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What would cause an adult to have green stools? Is it something to worry about? Is it a sign of bowel cancer?

What would cause an adult to have green stools? Is it something to worry about? Is it a sign of bowel cancer?

Color: The color of stool doesnt matter unless they are red (bloody) white (acholic , no pigment) or back (tarry) for upper Gi bleed. The color can be affected by what we eat. No, it is not a sign of bowel cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your bowels are a slimy green color?

What does it mean when your bowels are a slimy green color?

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 your doctor. ...Read more

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Cleaning my bowels for colonoscopy and it is green after being clear should I be scared?

Cleaning my bowels for colonoscopy and it is green after being clear should I be scared?

Not necessarily: If you ate green jello or green liquids during the clear liquid prep it would come out green. Also bile from your liver will give a green tinge to output. As long as there is no sediment or solid stool you should be good to go for your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I had diarreah for 3 days. My bowels went from brownish-green, to an orangish-red color. I had severe pains in my intestines/abdomen also.

I had diarreah for 3 days. My bowels went from brownish-green, to an orangish-red color. I had severe pains in my intestines/abdomen also.

Fast transit time: of the digested material from the large bowel can make these color changes. Infectious diarrhea, IBD or IBS can be the cause of the problem and needs to be treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Horrible intestinal cramps for the past two days along with a complete muddy emptying of my bowels and now have a green mucous discharge what is it?

Horrible intestinal cramps for the past two days along with a complete muddy emptying of my bowels and now have a green mucous discharge what is it?

There are many: causes of crampy diarrhea.Viral gastroenteritis and food poisoning are 2 very common causes. Initially,this is best managed by changing your diet to clear liquids( lots of) and when hungry,eat only simple carbs like potatoes,rice,toast.If diarrhea and cramps persist for 48 or more hours,c ur doc. ...Read more

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Nauseated for about 4-5 days now and just noticed stool colour was a dark green, almost black. been really gassy, feel like I can't empty bowels fully?

Nauseated for about 4-5 days now and just noticed stool colour was a dark green, almost black. been really gassy, feel like I can't empty bowels fully?

Empty bowels: Please start by a visit to a primary doctor - have your mother take you. Appropriate labs will be ordered and likely that you will be referred to a Gastroenterologist. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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My 3 week old is having a lot of white chunks come through her green bowels. She has had 5 bowel movements today and the chuncks look almost like popcorn pieces. She is a formula fed baby. (changed formulas recently)?

My 3 week old is having a lot of white chunks come through her green bowels. She has had 5 bowel movements today and the chuncks look almost like popcorn pieces. She is a formula fed baby. (changed formulas recently)?

May be a problem: The white chunks imply that baby is not generating enough bile additives to stain the poo a uniform color.There is some bile or you wouldn't have the green mixed in. If this persists through the weekend i would take baby in along with a sample diaper & have you pcp look into this. There are conditions that block the bile from flowing in infancy & success of some rx requires DX before 6wks. ...Read more

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High pain tolerance Awaken at 5am sweating in upper abdomen pain threw up due to pain... Loose bowels all day, now green. Heat helps not pain meds?

 High pain tolerance Awaken at 5am sweating in upper abdomen pain threw up due to pain... Loose bowels all day, now green. Heat helps not pain meds?

Go to the E.R.: The pain you describe can be from either pancreatitis, gall stones, or peptic ulcer. Treatment depends on determining the cause. So please go to the emergency room right away as it could be serious. ...Read more

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What is it when your bowel is green?

What is it when your bowel is green?

Green: stool is a result of food you have ingested or amounts of bile in your stool occasionally greenish diarrhea might be an indicator of salmonella but i think your stool is just a basic green BM ...Read more

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If bowel green do you have a infection?

NOT NECESSARILY: Color of stool in and by itself does not tell you whether or not you have an infection. ...Read more

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How often should adults have bowel movements?

1 or 2 per day: Most adults have one bowel movement in 24 hours. However some are habituated to have one bm on every other day or have upto two per day. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to have 1-2 bowel movements a day, or 3-4 in adults?

Everybody different: However, in the perfect world the answer would be one or two. As americans we eat so much processed food that there is not enough bulk to allow proper emptying which makes us have air pockets between stool sections. We then have a bowel movement to the next air pocket. This leaves bowel content to stay against our bowel wall causing inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception , multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame ?

What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception , multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame ?

Uncertain cause: It's unclear why some people are prone to episodes of intussusception. It's possible that a low fiber diet is promoting dysmotility or making it difficult for the colon to transit stool. Consider increasing the fiber content of your diet by eating a pound of vegetables and fruits a day and transitioning some/most of your proteins to beans and grains, for longevity and improved colon health. ...Read more

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Which disease is it if segment of proximal jejunal thick without obvious intussesception with no proximal bowel obstruction is it cure in 17year adult?

Which disease is it if segment of proximal jejunal thick without obvious intussesception with no proximal bowel obstruction is it cure in 17year adult?

Probably benign: In the absence of any symptoms, other than gas, this is probably not serious. Segmental thickening of the small bowel is of uncertain significance. Some diseases such as Crohn's or infectious gastroenteritis, may have thickening, but these are usually associated with more clinical findings. If you are having diarrhea, bloody stool, moderate pain, weight loss, then see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of occasional green stool/bowel? I didn't eat anything green/vegetables.

What are the causes of occasional green stool/bowel? I didn't eat anything green/vegetables.

Depends: Sometimes is the bile juice, a normal secretion of your digestive tube, that gives this color to your stool. If you have no symptoms whatsoevere probably this is the reason. ...Read more

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What cause green bowel movement?

Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested.If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, i will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more