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I'm on flagyl and have green runny stools, is this normal?

I'm on flagyl and have green runny stools, is this normal?

Cdiff: Green runny stools could be Clostridium difficile. A toxin (or several toxins A/B) are produced and severe diarrhea, explosive, green, abdominal pain and high fevers ensue. The flagyl should be 4 times a day. It has a potential relapse rate of ~30% because of the spores. Please finish the entire course of antibiotics. ...Read more

Green Stools (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I have Crohn's, stopped Flagyl in Dec. My stools have smelled terrible since then. A symptom of Crohn's to be worried about or the drug cessation?

I have Crohn's, stopped Flagyl in Dec. My stools have smelled terrible since then. A symptom of Crohn's to be worried about or the drug cessation?

Check: Check in with doctor for an assessment, blood work and a stool analysis. He/she will be able to give you the advice you need. All the best. ...Read more

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Stool sample c. Diff positive. How long does it last? How to know when it's gone. Will Flagyl alone cure it? Can I go to work? Are more tests needed?

Stool sample c. Diff positive. How long does it last? How to know when it's gone. Will Flagyl alone cure it? Can I go to work? Are more tests needed?

C. Diff: If you are infected with c. Difficile, which can be treated with a simple course of Flagyl for 10 days. You do not need to recheck the status of c. Diff toxin unless your diarrhea persist. No need to check c. Diff status if you do not have diarrhea. ...Read more

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Stools look normal now, still smell really weird. Been off Flagyl abt a month. But smell started before then anyway. Yogurt for probiotics didn't help?

Stools look normal now, still smell really weird. Been off Flagyl abt a month. But smell started before then anyway. Yogurt for probiotics didn't help?

Needs recheck: Metronidazole or Flagyl is normally used to treat Clostridium difficile colitis, Which is an opportunistic infection, usually caused by antibiotic usage. However, there are other causes of infectious diarrhea other than Clostridium difficile colitis. For persistent diarrhea, additional tests maybe needed, including fecal leukocytes, stool ova and parasite tests. Consult physician may be needed. ...Read more

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I started Flagyl 3 days ago for c-diff, im I still contagious. Can c-diff be hard stool with thick/sticky like mucus?

I started Flagyl 3 days ago for c-diff, im I still contagious. Can c-diff be hard stool with thick/sticky like mucus?

Diarrhea-contagious: Since only 80% of c diff responds to Flagyl you should consider yourself contagious at least until the diarrhea resolves. There is also a relatively high recurrence rate so the real answer is you are potentially contagious until the diarrhea resolves and stays gone for a couple of weeks... ...Read more

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Got c diff on May 16. Got prescribed flagyl. Finished medication. Just starting yesterday and today I have had loose stool. Should I be concerned?

Got c diff on May 16. Got prescribed flagyl. Finished medication. Just starting yesterday and today I have had loose stool. Should I be concerned?

Probably OK: If you finished the full course, you're probably OK, but you certainly will need to keep an eye on I t. If the stool does not eventually return to solid, you should have another stool sample tested. Contact your doctor if you are still having problems. ...Read more

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Should I take Flagyl for cdiff if GI never checked me? No stool, blood test. Should I ask further examinations before taking something I might not need?

Should I take Flagyl for cdiff if GI never checked me? No stool, blood test. Should I ask further examinations before taking something I might not need?

Depends: Sometimes patients are given emperic therapy based on complaint. Clostridium difficile can cause a GI illness presenting as diarrhea following antibiotic use. It can be easily treated with Flagyl but if not treated may lead to severe illness, protracted hospitalization and even death. If you have concerns speak with your doctor. There is a stool test available. ...Read more

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Moderate to sever pain in abdomen every 15-30 minutes. Excessive blood in my stool. I'm also on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for the 3rd day. Zero progress....

Moderate to sever pain in abdomen every 15-30 minutes. Excessive blood in my stool. I'm also on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for the 3rd day. Zero progress....

Diverticulitis?: I presume this is a question about diverticulitis (infection of colon pouches that form frequently from a low fiber diet). Recommendations exist to seek medical assistance IF THERE IS NO RESPONSE TO TREATMENT AT HOME WITHIN 2-3 DAYS or if pain is severe or if fever of 102, or symptoms worsen or if unable to tolerate food/liquids. Primary care doc, surgeon, or emergency room all appropriate. ...Read more

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I have bv, I took flagyl. It seems I developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

I have bv, I took flagyl. It seems I developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

Antibiotic effects..: The yeast infection is related to the antibiotic (flagyl) that has disrupted the normal balance of the bacteria found in that area of the body. That has been disrupted. Talk to your doctor to discuss therapies to treat this infection, based on the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a stool to be a mix of light brown and dark brown? Also have occasional stomach pain, reflux and on last day of flagyl for d.fragilis

Is it normal for a stool to be a mix of light brown and dark brown? Also have occasional stomach pain, reflux and on last day of flagyl for d.fragilis

Stool color: Unless it is tarry black it is just a stool variation depending on what you ate and how much gall is release for fatty foods. If it is tarry see you doc very soon, you would be bleeding from inside. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, blood in stool. I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin) amd Flagyl but I domt feel any better. The blood is becoming excessive, every trip to the toilet?

Stomach pain, blood in stool. I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin) amd Flagyl but I domt feel any better. The blood is becoming excessive, every trip to the toilet?

Blood in stool: It sounds like you have seen a medical professional and have been given Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyll. If you are continuing to have blood in the stool, you should be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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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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What exactly does green stools in adults indicate?

What exactly does green stools in adults indicate?

Green stools: This could result from rapid transit of feces through the intestines, or from food colorings such as in liquorice., consuming iron-rich foods or iron supplements, or leafy green vegetables, taking laxatives, and if with other intestinal symptoms it can result from irritable bowel or intestinal infections. If no symptoms, no worries. ...Read more

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Which foods or ingredients can cause green stools?

Which foods or ingredients can cause green stools?

See below: Please consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708 ...Read more

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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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Are green stools a common symptom of celiac disease?

Are green stools a common symptom of celiac disease?

Yes: Diarrhea decreases bowel transit time, so any condition that causes diarrhea can result in green stool. Celiac disease can cause diarrhea (decreased transit time) and can lead to green stool. ...Read more

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Celiac disease and having green stools, is this normal?

Green=fast: Green stools could mean your food is traveling thru your GI tract faster than usual. It might be time to visit your dr and have a blood test to monitor your antibodies for celiac. If they are elevated from last test, this could mean, your diet has some gluten in it, that might be affecting the transit of your stool. Also check your weight, and stool for fat. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed about 8 months ago and off and on I have bright bright green stools is this normal?

I had my gallbladder removed about 8 months ago and off and on I have bright bright green stools is this normal?

Can be: When the gallblader is removed, there is no place to store the bile so it gets released continuously from the liver. This can cause green stools. In some people they also get diarrhea. ...Read more

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Have queeried Chron's, constipated with green stools with the type 1 on stool chart, in pain should I see Dr ASAP or not be too concerned?

Abdominal pain: While not particularly worrisome for Crohn's disease, chronic abdominal pain is not normal and is usually a sign of some kind of problem. I would recommend making an appointment to see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lately ive been passing green stools, and every time I go to the bathroom it gets greener, my last stool was extremely Green and had red dots on it?

Lately ive been passing green stools, and every time I go to the bathroom it gets greener, my last stool was extremely Green and had red dots on it?

Stool color: Brown, green or yellow are almost always due to diet. Unless it is black like asphalt or bright red there should be no cause for alarm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Are green stools normal?

Are green stools normal?

Some times: Depending on what you eat, green stools may be normal. Consult this site for more info: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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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What leads to dark green stools?

What leads to dark green stools?

Green stool: Any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery ; green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. Some. ...Read more

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What causes my dark green stools?

What causes my dark green stools?

Diet: You may consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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

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Are green stools an indication of a bad thing?

Are green stools an indication of a bad thing?

Not usually: 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

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Can sunflower seeds cause loose and green stools?

Can sunflower seeds cause loose and green stools?

May be: You may consult this site for info in green stools:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/sym-20050708
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can dark green stools that don't smell bad be from an unhealthy diet in teenagers?

It's possible, but: Not necessarily the case. The color of the stool depends on several factors, but most importantly, the time it takes for food/substances ingested to move through the intestinal tract. (which changed the amount of bile excreted into the intestines and then reabsorbed); the faster substances move through, the greener the stools. Some stools that are bright green are from infections. ...Read more

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My 4months old daughter is having green stools for the past couple of days;, is it normal?

My 4months old daughter is having green stools for the past couple of days;, is it normal?

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. ...Read more

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I have green stools but it's not runny could this be from drinking all night or what is the cause?

Stool color: I would not worry so much at this point. See what your stools are doing after you have maintained a regular, healthy diet. Some foods with a lot of artificial food coloring can affect stool color. ...Read more

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Green stools for couple of weeks. But no any other symptoms. No pain...Been taking acai shots for a month. Could this be the reeason?

Green stools for couple of weeks. But no any other symptoms. No pain...Been taking acai shots for a month. Could this be the reeason?

Possibly: I do not recommend any of these supplements, which have not been shown to be both safe and beneficial in large double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials.
See your doctor if discontinuing this substance doesn't solve your problem. ...Read more

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