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Green Stools (Overview)

Green stools is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some illnesses such as diarrhea.


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What would cause green stools (have not had any green food)?

What would cause green stools (have not had any green food)?

Rapid transit: Stools often indicate the color of what you have recently eaten. If you haven't eaten anything green then it likely indicates just a rapid transit time. Stool normally stays in your gut long enough to turn brown under the action of gut bacteria. If it moves too fast it comes out green. ...Read more

Green Stools (Overview)

Green stools is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some illnesses such as diarrhea.


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What can yellow/green stools mean?

What can yellow/green stools mean?

Fast gut movement: Green/ellow stool could be due to a viral gastroenteritis where the stool is moving through your intestines quickly causing cramping and the green/yellow color because not enough transit time was available for turning the stool to brown. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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What are some common reasons for green stools?

What are some common reasons for green stools?

Green 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, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you consumed in the last few days. If the green color is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for green color stool for kid?

Treatment for green color stool for kid?

None: Stool color changes with diet, with hydration status, with viruses, and other causes. If your child is well, behaving normally, growing normally, eating and drinking normally, and the only problem is the color of the poop, then wipe it up and don't worry about it! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

More likely than: Hemorrhoids is an anal fissure. Patients often experience difficulty starting the bm as if there is a blockage and then a tearing sensation during the bm, followed by severe throbbing pulsating sensation after the bm. See a colorectal surgeon to get a proper evaluation and find out what options for treatment are available to you. ...Read more

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I have green stools from a CT scan; how many days to get rid of the contrast?

I have green stools from a CT scan; how many days to get rid of the contrast?

Not related.: The contrast is either clear if water soluble or white if barium based. Contrast does not cause stool to turn green. It's probably something else. ...Read more

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I have mild pain on my right hand side under my rib and dark green stools with mucus, what is it? I do also have irritable bowel syndrome

I have mild pain on my right hand side under my rib and dark green stools with mucus, what is it? I do also have irritable bowel syndrome

? stool transit time: You would require a medical evaluation to determine if you have irritable bowel syndrome. However, green stool can occur when the stool transits too quickly through the bowel. If you have experienced a change in bowel habitus - that would warrant a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have dark green stools?

I have dark green stools?

Dark green stools: 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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