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Very watery Diarrhea with small green flaky stools. Is that anything to be overly concerned with has been going on for just a day?

Very watery Diarrhea with small green flaky stools. Is that anything to be overly concerned with has been going on for just a day?

Acute diarrhea: Most likely this is due to something you ate or a gastroenteritis. Diarrhea for a day, unless it is bloody or jet black in color is rarely anything to worry about. I suspect it will pass, but if still present in another 2-3 days, you should be seen by a physician. Avoid milk products and high fiber foods as they might worsen the diarrhea. Drink plenty of fluids so you don't become dehydrated. ...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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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?

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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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

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I have been having dark green almost black soft stools. Is this normal?

I have been having dark green almost black soft stools. Is this normal?

Define melena: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena. Your doctor, or even an over-the-counter test that you can purchase, can check to see if your dark stool contains blood. Needed is for you to provide a sample of the dark stool. False positive results can occur based on diet & stool additives. ...Read more

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My baby's stool has been green for almost 2 weeks now. Is this normal?

My baby's stool has been green for almost 2 weeks now. Is this normal?

Usually normal: Usually greenish stool is a function of what a baby is eating and not necessarily a sign of disease. If the baby is acting in a normal manner, afebrile, eating, sleeping, and urinating well, there is no need to worry. More infomation about your child's age, diet, and status would be helpful. ...Read more

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Since yesterday my stool has been green and my left side has been hurting. Should I be concerned?

Since yesterday my stool has been green and my left side has been hurting. Should I be concerned?

See what happens.: Has this progressed? The left sided pain along with a change in your stool could represent an infection of the sigmoid colon, such as colitis or diverticulitis for example. If your symptoms have not resolved or have worsened, you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My stool has been soft and with some green color to it, when I wipe there's some green slime to it?

Let me explain: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile a yellow-green fluid that digests fats in your stool.
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food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly, such as due to diarrhea. As a result, bile doesn't have time to break down completely.
Green leafy vegetables, green food coloring, such as in flavored drink mixes or ice pops, iron supplement. ...Read more

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Can excessive use of meds turn stool dark green? I know it isn't my diet because I don't eat much green stuff

Some meds can: Cause change in stool color. Iron is one such drug. Also food coloring, jello, spinach are some foods that can cause the change. ...Read more

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My stool for the past week has been Green in color. I am sure it's not because any green color food. What could cause it.? Thanks.

My stool for the past week has been Green in color. I am sure it's not because any green color food. What could cause it.? Thanks.

Undigested bile: Can cause the green color. It may represent a rapid transit time for the stool. For instance, when one has diarrhea and the stool moves rapidly through the colon. I don't think you have a problem, unless, you are having pain, diarrhea, cramps, or any discomfort. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my stool is dark green-almost black & bloody. & when I wipe it's always bloody? Is this serious? What do I do?

See dr.: Blood in your stool is never normal, so no matter what, you need to see the Doctor. Things ranging from inflammatory bowel diseases, hemorrhoids, to more serous issues can all cause bleeding in the stool. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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 curaƧao, grape soda). Re-evaluate diet. ...Read more

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My stool has looked deep green and a little furry. Is that normal / abnormal or what? Does it mean that something is wrong? That is all for now.

My stool has looked deep green and a little furry. Is that normal / abnormal or what? Does it mean that something is wrong? That is all for now.

Let me explain: Stool comes in a range of colors. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition.
Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly, such as due to diarrhea. As a result, bile doesn't have time to break down completely.
Green leafy vegetables, green food coloring, such as in flavored drink mixes or ice pops, iron supplements. ...Read more