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Im pooping black and light green is this bad?

Im pooping black and light green  is this bad?

Not necessarily: The color of your stool is affected by what you eat. If you had peptobismo which has bismuth. This will make your stools black. Stool can also be black from gastrointestinal bleeding. Digested blood looks black. If you eat lots of green leafy fibrous vegetables, your stools could look greener. The bigger question is are you having diarrhea, i.E more than 3 stools or watery stools a day. ...Read more

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Hi, i have a child of 6 months age, his stool color is green blackish, heart beat is fast, so is it bad for him, he is feeding formula, so pls help me?

Hi, i have a child of 6 months age, his stool color is green blackish, heart beat is fast, so is it bad for him, he is feeding formula, so pls help me?

Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. As far as the heart rate is concerned, a normal baby has a rapid heart beat. Is it fast for him ? If so, take him to see his doctor. ...Read more

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My stool is really dark green almost black and I have really bad stomach cramps. What is happening?!

My stool is really dark green almost black and I have really bad stomach cramps. What is happening?!

See your doctor: You should see your doctor. A test of the stool can make sure no bleeding in the intestinal tract is happening. Stomach problems such as gastritis or ulcers could do this, as well as gallbladder problems. May be able to be treated with simple medications. Don't try to treat this yourself - call your doctor. ...Read more

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4 month pregnant elevated liver enzyme bad upper abdom paindark green almost black stool for 2 days pain 3days Have APLS AST is 86 ALT 99 what's wrong?

4 month pregnant elevated liver enzyme bad upper abdom paindark green almost black stool for 2 days pain 3days Have APLS AST is 86 ALT 99 what's wrong?

Needs evaluation: First steps if pregnant with elevated liver enzymes is to rule out high blood pressure (preeclampsia). If this has been excluded then your doctor needs to begin other evaluations. Black stool can indicated an intestinal bleed. Elevated liver tests can indicate a liver or gallbladder problem. Do not ignore this. A full evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Is green poop bad? What does it mean?

Is green poop bad? What does it mean?

Green feces: Can occur with certain meds (iron), food dyes, green veggies , med conditions ; rapid transit of stool through the GI tract. ...Read more

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Can eating black licorice cause poop to be green?

Can eating black licorice cause poop to be green?

Black stool: Eating black licorice is a known cause of black stools. Bile in stool causes green color. Blood in the upper GI tract acted on by digestive enzymes turns black and this is called melena or melenic stools. The stool will not only be black but "tarry" and sticky and very maladrous. Iron can turn the stool black but not foul smelling and tarry. ...Read more

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My two year olds poop's are very dark blackish green, is that normal?

My two year olds poop's are very dark blackish green, is that normal?

Yes: The only time you should be concerned about the color of stool is that if it is bloody or black, or clay colored. Otherwise the color can change depending on the diet. ...Read more

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My poop has been green for four days I haven't eaten anything bad or veggies?

My poop has been green for four days I haven't eaten anything bad or veggies?

Fats in your diet?: The color of bile that comes out of your gall bladder is deep green and it is an emulsifying agent for fats. So if you eat fatty food - fried food, ice cream - your body will secrete lots of bile into the intestine. As it moves down the intestine it goes thru several chemical conversions and eventually turns into a brownish colored chemical called stercobilinogen. If you eat lots of greens the sto ...Read more

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Why is my poop green now for four to five days and i don't eat green leafe veg, so what can cause this and is it bad for u ?

Why is my poop green now for four to five days and i don't eat green leafe veg, so what can cause this and is it bad for u ?

Green Stool: It could be something else your are eating or a new medication or supplement you are taking. Additionally, bile can cause greenish bowel movements and if you have "rapid transit" of your bowels, for some reason, this could be the cause. It is usually not serious and goes away. If it lasts for another week or so, you may want to have it checked out. ...Read more