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My 9 year old daughter has had green stools for 2 weeks. I know its not her diet. She also complains of stomach pains off and on.

My 9 year old daughter has had green stools for 2 weeks.  I know its not her diet.  She also complains of stomach pains off and on.

Normal varient: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is added 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.The cramping reflects rapid transit.A probiotic yogurt may settle her system. ...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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Green stool for two weeks. But normal stool sample and normal labs What can it be? No green foods etc.

Green stool for two weeks. But normal stool sample and normal labs  What can it be? No green foods etc.

Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, do not be concerned. 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. 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. ...Read more

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Newborn exclusively breastfed - 2 months - dark Green stool for 2 weeks- is it a cause of concern?

Newborn exclusively breastfed - 2 months - dark Green stool for 2 weeks- is it a cause of concern?

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 had green stool for a week now and pain on the left side of my spin close to my hip and butt bone im 30 white male history of colen cancer and heart disease I have not had anything green to eat in a while

I have had green stool for a week now and pain on the left side of my spin close to my hip and butt bone im 30 white male history of colen cancer and heart disease I have not had anything green to eat in a while

Hello. : Hello. You can get green bowel movements when feces transits too quickly through the colon. Bile makes the stool green. As the stool makes it's way through the colon, water is reabsorbed back into the body, giving firm feces. There is also enough time for the bile to be metabolized leading to brown colored stool. When the feces moves too quickly, usually the bowel movement is loose or liquid. It is normally recommended that if you have a change in your bowel habitus that you advise your doctor. I am not sure about your pain. However, the left side of the colon (descending) can sometimes be involved in conditions that cause diarrhea. Take care. ...Read more

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I have stomach discomfort and fullness after eating even smaller amounts with a loss of appetite. Acid in upper stomach and chest and green stool for a week. Normal abdominal ultrasound. Terrified all could mean something very bad like cancer?

I have stomach discomfort and fullness after eating even smaller amounts with a loss of appetite. Acid in upper stomach and chest and green stool for a week. Normal abdominal ultrasound.  Terrified all could mean something very bad like cancer?

Need a GI doctor.: You should see a Gastroenterologist (GI doc) & discuss your symptoms at length. Alternatively, use HealthTap Prime to discuss & get referred to a GI doctor. Did your symptoms start off suddenly? Are you on medications which could explain these symptoms? Green stool sounds like bile; it could be just related to impacted food in the stomach. An endoscopy (also called EGD) would be 1st step to look. ...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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Do i need to worry if I have had green stool for over a week?

Do i need to worry if I have had green stool for over a week?

Cause?: 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 & some medications can lead to green stool. ...Read more

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Been having green stool for almost 2 weeks now with being extremely fatigued. Is this something serious? I havent eaten anything green to cause this.

Been having green stool for almost 2 weeks now with being extremely fatigued. Is this something serious? I havent eaten anything green to cause this.

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/stool-color/expert-answers/faq-20058080
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.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having green hard stool for weeks and it happens every other day. Hida and ct scan normal. What could this be? Please help!

Hi I've been having green hard stool for weeks and it happens every other day. Hida and ct scan normal. What could this be? Please help!

Constipation : hard stools can be because of constipation .make sure you eat a lot of fiber at least 25 grams a day . Keep track of amount of fiber intake. Green stool can be because of green food ...Read more

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I am 40 weeks pregnant on sunday 6/12/16 and have been having solid bright green stool for about a week. is this normal or a sign labor being close?

I am 40 weeks pregnant on sunday 6/12/16 and have been having solid bright green stool for about a week. is this normal or a sign labor being close?

Check your diet!: Too much green, leafy food in your diet may change the color of your stool and has nothing to do with your labor. ...Read more

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Tummy pain and green stool, 11 weeks pregnant. What's going on? I'm not eating veggies much, just taking Vita Pearl prenatal vitamin.

Tummy pain and green stool, 11 weeks pregnant. What's going on? I'm not eating veggies much, just taking Vita Pearl prenatal vitamin.

Common: A change in stool is common during pregnancy and may be affected by diet and vitamins. Mild intermittent pelvic discomfort is also common, but persistent or severe pain is not. If you have this, see a doctor soon ...Read more

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I have had green stool for over a week. No fever, no stomach pain and no nausea.I had part of my large intestine and colon removed in march.

I have had green stool for over a week. No fever, no stomach pain and no nausea.I had part of my large intestine and colon removed in march.

Stool color: The green in stool is usually from bile, which normally turns to brown upon action of enzymes and bacteria in your bowels. Change in color can happen with certain dietary changes, if the speed of movement through your bowels increases or with changes in diet. The colors that can indicate a problem are red if you are bleeding, or black (which can be a sign of bleeding in the stomach orupper bowel). ...Read more

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Boyfriend and I both have been experiencing green stool. Himself for about 2 weeks and me 4 days. Haven't ate anything with green dye or a lot of vegg?

Boyfriend and I both have been experiencing green stool. Himself for about 2 weeks and me 4 days. Haven't ate anything with green dye or a lot of vegg?

Most of the: time green stools are caused by the intake of green colored food and sometimes medication (IRON is the classic example) "Rapid Transit" can also give the stools a greenish color from BILE still undigested . This is seen with HIGH FAT intake... Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Ive had green stool for the past two weeks. The other day i had to force myself to use the restroom and noticed a small amount of blood in it. I think that was due to me forcing myself to go. Should I be concerned ?

Ive had green stool for the past two weeks. The other day i had to force myself to use the restroom and noticed a small amount of blood in it. I think that was due to me forcing myself to go. Should I be concerned ?

Probably not: a small amount of blood in the stool is probably benign if it's hard and has to come out with force. In general, if you see blood anywhere from your body, it is good to know where it is coming from and why. This is more important the older you are. If it happens once or is small amount, it is worth seeing a doctor on a non-urgent basis to get a diagnosis. You will know then what to do if it recurs ...Read more

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I have green stool for at least a week , how can i get rid of this ?

I have green stool for at least a week , how can i get rid of this ?

Bile pigment,diarr : Stools turn green if eating a lot of high-chlorophyll
Plants like spinach
Bacterial infection,taking course of antibiotics
Diarrhea,bile pigments in stools if food moved too quickly, bile pigments do not break down in time

Bacteria influence the normal color of stools
Infection with Salmonella, guardia and norvovirus
By impacting guts to work faster.

Treat the underlying conditions ...Read more

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I've been having loose green stool for the past four weeks. Could this be caused by Effexor (venlafaxine) XR? I started taking it around a month ago.

I've been having loose green stool for the past four weeks. Could this be caused by Effexor (venlafaxine) XR? I started taking it around a month ago.

Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) XR is commonly known to cause diarrhea. If temporally the onset of the diarrhea occurred after the start of the medication, then you may have to either change the medication or the dosage that you're currently taking. Do not make any changes in your medication yourself. You should report your potential side effect to your doctor for advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 5-month-old has green stool for the past few weeks. He's otherwise thriving and happy. Is this concerning? He's exclusively breastfed.

My 5-month-old has green stool for the past few weeks.  He's otherwise thriving and happy.  Is this concerning? He's exclusively breastfed.

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

Feces (Definition)

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