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2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.

2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.

Diarrhea: When red meat is not cooked properly or is kept in the refrigerated condition for a long time, the possibility of diarrhea increases manifold. Consumption of red meat that is infected with a bacterium called Escherichia coli is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Maybe he should get a stool culture. Keep him well hydrated and if there is fever, and diarrhea continues go to the ER. ...Read more

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Is my vegetable intake okay? I eat mostly green veggies(broccoli, mixed greens, green pepper, green beans, etc.). My fruit intake is quite colorful.

Is my vegetable intake okay? I eat mostly green veggies(broccoli, mixed greens, green pepper, green beans, etc.). My fruit intake is quite colorful.

Sounds good to me: I recommend people eat fruits & vegetables of all colors as the colors are made by different beneficial micronutrients. It's great that you're eating the veggies you do & that you're getting colorful fruits, so you're doing fine, but consider adding in some red/orange/yellow peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes & purple cabbage. You might also consider seeing a good homeopath for your thought issues. ...Read more

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Can darker green tea mean healtheir green tea?

Can darker green tea mean healtheir green tea?

Not necessarily.: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control, have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. White & red tea are very healthy. ...Read more

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Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?

Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?

Gallbladder diet: Low fat is better, avoid fried foods, the above is ok but drink lots of water, and if you are having gb attacks, get an opinion from a general surgeon, they specialize in gb problems. ...Read more

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7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat boiled dried leaves of green tea?

Is it healthy to eat boiled dried leaves of green tea?

OK but...: This may have slight benefits as the leaves will contain chlorophyll, magnesium, carotenoids etc., but most of the beneficial nutrients like ecgc will have probably been dispersed into the water it was boiled in (the tea). See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.Htm. ...Read more

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I'm blowing out green snot and have green diarrhea?

I'm blowing out green snot and have green diarrhea?

Many need to see Dr.: If these occurred just today then you could wait as see how you feel tomorrow. If this has been going on for a while then I suggest that you see your doctor. The color of the nasal discharge is not that important but if you have sinus pain you could have an infection. Color of diarrhea reflect what you have been eating or could be caused by other problems. ...Read more

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Green and loose stool? Didn't eat anything with green dye! what's wrong?

Green and loose stool? Didn't eat anything with green dye! what's wrong?

Green is bile: When your stool passes fast through the intestinal tract the green bile is the color you see in the stool, because the bile doesnt have time to get reabsorbed and give the darker colored stool you are used to. Yellow colored diarrhea is seen in even faster traveling stools. The darker the color, the slower the transit and greater reabsorption of bile. ...Read more

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Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

?celiac disease: Your symptoms are consistent with an intestinal malabsorption disorder and sensitivity to gluten(celiac disease) is suggested. See your physician who will order the appropriate tests and, if needed, send you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can eating spinach make my poo green?

Can eating spinach make my poo green?

Yes!: It can, but it should not turn your hair or skin green. Don't overdo it with carrots, lest you get an orange hue. ...Read more

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Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read more

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Can fruit loops turn poop green?

Can fruit loops turn poop green?

Yes: The food dyes in certain cereals, like fruit loops, can turn stool green or other distinct colors. ...Read more

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I ate some meat with green sheen and its nasty?

Meat with green: Be careful. It sounds as if you are eating spoiled foods. It can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Had gastro and vomit turned yellow then green. Was drinking blue Gatorade. 2 days later poo soft and green fowl smelling. Green because of blue drink?

Had gastro and vomit turned yellow then green. Was drinking blue Gatorade. 2 days later poo soft and green fowl smelling. Green because of blue drink?

Bile: Green appearance is from the bile. Bile is from your liver and helps with digestion. In vomiting, the bile may be green- in diarrhea, bile moves through rapidly and discolors the stool. ...Read more