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Green Feces Symptom
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
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
Doctor can evaluate: If a normal, healthy person has unusual changes in stool consistency, color, or frequency, he should record the symptoms on a large calendar, and review it with his primary care doctor. Include on the calendar what foods were eaten each time the stool got green, what activities were done, what meds were taken, what drinks, etc... Sometimes gall bladder problems cause changes in stool color. ...Read more
I've had green stool, for about 5 days now I don't have any other symptoms but that, just green stool, at first it was bright green and now it's darkg?
My stool recently was green with looked to be alittle red in it. Should I be worried only symptoms is dizziness?
Am I hearing U right: Concern is particularly great if your stools contain blood AND you are dizzy. Maybe these two issues are unrelated, or perhaps the volume of blood is only small & not clinically significant, but the combination scenario you presented us raises the question for a gastrointestinal bleed of uncertain activity. Get checked ASAP. ...Read more
Two year old with green liquid stool for 2 days. No other symptoms. He's eating and drinking. Try let it pass ? Or go in
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. Green tint to your mucus is the color of bile. If this presentation is new or worsening for you, get medically checked. ...Read more
I have food poisoning (campylobacter) but I have been experiencing symptoms for 17 days. Recently my stool has been green in color should I be worried?
Yes, but:: The color of your stool is only important if it is cream-white, tarry black, currant-jelly color, or bloody. Worry because > 2 weeks is too long. If you have high fever, blood in the stool, > 8 stools per day, or not improving (17 days sounds like too long), you might consider getting antibiotics (erythromycin) and seeing a gastroenterologist to make sure there is nothing else going on. ...Read more
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