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Green Feces And Biotin
Is my vegetable intake okay? I eat mostly green veggies(broccoli, mixed greens, green pepper, green beans, etc.). My fruit intake is quite colorful.
Sounds good to me: I recommend people eat fruits & vegetables of all colors as the colors are made by different beneficial micronutrients. It's great that you're eating the veggies you do & that you're getting colorful fruits, so you're doing fine, but consider adding in some red/orange/yellow peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes & purple cabbage. You might also consider seeing a good homeopath for your thought issues. ...Read more
Taking multivitamins, vitamin D, fish oil vitamins and metamelizodane, and UTI pill, my stools are dark brown watery clumpy, should I be concerned?
Lots of gas, bloating and green stools. Am taking a multi vitamin, the occasional antacid and codfish oil. Could these be causing the green stools?
Yes: Codfish oil(cod liver oil) can speed up the transit of food thru the gastrointestinal tract if taken in too high a dose. Bile is green in color. As it travels thru the gut it's color is changed, eventually to brown. Greenish color can be the result of intestinal contents not remaining in the gut long enough to turn brown. Should return to normal color if codfish oil is stopped. SEE:abt.cm/144EnVu ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 doesnt 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
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
I have been taking fish oil, magnesium,b12,and iron pills together will they cause by bowel movement to change like dark green or black looking?
Rapid transit time.: Rapid passage of stool through your gut can give you green rather than brown stool due. It is not a problem if you have no other signs or symptoms. ...Read more
Taking Ferrex 150 BID- have dark greenish black stool and black specs when wiping. Is this from the iron pills?
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
Can green coffee bean extract, raspberry ketones, and konjac root be taken together with exercise and healthy eatting?
Diet frauds: Why would you want to take these products? They will, in no way, lead you to real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more
After taking Metamucil fiber supplement to deal with my excess mucus production and foul odor, my stools are elastic in nature; look like intestines.
See your doctor: Mucous in the stools is not normal. See your doctor as you could have a more serious problem going on. ...Read more
How many frootloops?: 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. Please see your doctor to facilitate exam and treatment. ...Read more
Yes: But green tea extract should be used in moderation. More than the equivalent of 5 cups of green tea per day can cause possible side effects. Actually - everything should be in moderation. ...Read more
Possible: If it is the same shade of green it is possible. However it is not good to eat such things i.e. cookies themselves, and also especially when there is artificially coloring since they can be toxic. If you keep seeing food products in your stool you should get checked to be sure your digestive tract is working properly. All the best to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer