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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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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I have been eating a lot of green leafy foods, now I have green poop. Is it bad? Should I stop eating spinach, lettuce, and veggies? What should I do?

I have been eating a lot of green leafy foods, now I have green poop. Is it bad? Should I stop eating spinach, lettuce, and veggies? What should I do?

No: No, plz do not stop. Now, I believe in moderation even in moderation. Have some greens with each meal and vary them. Also make sure your chewing properly. It could be that you are not chewing enough and that's why your poop is so green...Hope this helps. ...Read more

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15 wks prego had 99 fever 3 days ago. No more fever now but my forehead feels hot my poop is green and bad headaches with horrible allergies?

15 wks prego had 99 fever 3 days ago. No more fever now but my forehead feels hot my poop is green and bad headaches with horrible allergies?

May be viral: Most stool-to-stool changes in color have little meaning. In most cases, stool color changes are not symptoms of disease. However, some changes, particularly if the changes are consistent over time and not present in only one stool, can be important. Diarrhea may cause green or yellow stools. I bet you are dehydrated. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Benadryl and drink lots and lots of water. See your MD. ...Read more

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I started out with a fever, then bad green poop and horrible gas. My stool is now back to brown color and solid I have a pain below my collar bone.

I started out with a fever, then bad green poop and horrible gas. My stool is now back to brown color and solid I have a pain below my collar bone.

Gallbladder: Pain under the collar bone is usually referred pain from something irritating the diaphragm (this muscle does not have pain fibers). Fever, with green stool usually can represent gall bladder disease in females your age. I would say you can observe for now, but the persistent pain is worrisome. If it does not improve or worsens please contact your physician. ...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

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I'm pooping black and light green is this bad?

I'm 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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Haven't been able to go to bathroom for almost 3 days, and now my poop is dark green and it smells very bad. Why, and should I worry, and what to do?

Haven't been able to go to bathroom for almost 3 days, and now my poop is dark green and it smells very bad. Why, and should I worry, and what to do?

Constipation: The smell of your poop as well as its color are not good enough cues to tell whether you should worry or not. I would expect it to smell bad even if it didn't stay in for 3 days, but much more so if it did. The green color of your poop if unusual, but to be honest, it's a subjective estimate of it and doesn't tell me what's going on. If you have no other symptoms and your stool resumes routine =ok. ...Read more

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She is 4 months old, both breastfeed and formula. Usually has green or yellow poop. 2 days ago changed to clay color, is this bad? What caused it?

She is 4 months old, both breastfeed and formula. Usually has green or yellow poop. 2 days ago changed to clay color, is this bad? What caused it?

Lack of bile: The stool color is from bile which is produced in and secreted from the gall bladder. If your baby is having clay colored stools and spitting up, she may have a problem with her gall bladder. You should take her to her doctor today. ...Read more

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I've had bad stomach pains causing me to be hunch over last week. The pains are not as bad this week. My poop had been green for a week now. What coul?

Intestinal infection: You need to see your physician and getting an evaluation. This could be inflammation of the intestine, or intestinal infection, or some other process. This is something you need to clarify in order to get a proper evaluation ...Read more

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Left side a little bit below the left breast is hurting really bad and back is hurting a little and my poop is a yellowish green?

Left side a little bit below the left breast is hurting really bad and back is hurting a little and my poop is a yellowish green?

Musculoskeletal pain: Have you pulled muscle by doing unusual activity?
Try taking Motrin like drug and Apply Ice. If it does help. Good.
Stool color has no relation. And is normal. ...Read more

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Since yesterday I keep getting really bad lower abdominal cramps and when I poop the cramps get worse and my stool is light green and I have really bad anus pain after. What is this?

Cramps: Abdominal cramps can be caused by both problems with your stomach and reproductive system. Some foods can cause pain and stool changes-- consider recent changes in diet. Gas itself can real discomfort. Reflect on your menstrual cycle as well -- pre-menstrual? Constipation is a very common problem. Straining can lead to hemorrhoids and pain. Hydration and fiber help prevent constipation. ...Read more

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Is it bad for an adult to have green stool?

Is it bad for an adult to have green stool?

Usually not: Color of stool has much to do with diet.Green is usually vegetable matter and safe. If it persists with less intake of veggies consult your dr. ...Read more

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My 2yr old baby has a green not so watery stool. I'm bothered. Pls let me know if its bad or not. Ty?

My 2yr old baby has a green not so watery stool. I'm bothered. Pls let me know if its bad or not. Ty?

Can be 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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My stool was really hard and a litte green but can that be from not drinking water/bad diet it was long and I'm anxious?

My stool was really hard and a litte green but can that be from not drinking water/bad diet it was long and I'm anxious?

Yes: Hard stools that are difficult to pass are usually the result of improper diet and little hydration. Drinking plenty of water and having more leafy green vegetables in your diet should help. The color green in stool is not unheard of and can be caused by any number of food dyes. ...Read more

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Hello my is mariea and to Walmart Monday night I had bad acid reflux is so I bought some Pepto I noticed my stool is a dark green since yesterday?

Hello my is mariea and to Walmart Monday night I had bad acid reflux is so I bought some Pepto I noticed my stool is a dark green since yesterday?

It can be...: Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause black/dark stools. I you are having persistent abdominal upset or pain visit your doctor for formal evaluation. If symptoms are gone then you should be fine. ...Read more

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My five year olds stool is generally lime green. Is this bad? He never has pain, discomfort. He mainly eats white pasta light colored soups and foods

My five year olds stool is generally lime green. Is this bad? He never has pain, discomfort. He mainly eats white pasta light colored soups and foods

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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Drunk the night before then in morning drunk pepto bismul then next day dark green stool. Is that bad?

Drunk the night before then in morning drunk pepto bismul then next day dark green stool. Is that bad?

Green isn't bad: But getting drunk can be. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) routinely turns stool a very dark green which can even look black. It can do the same to your mouth or tongue. This is totally harmless. However, drinking to where you're drunk isn't harmless, and you should consider cutting back on alcohol, especially if this is a regular occurrence. ...Read more

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Have had "really" dark green stools 4 2 days. Been fighting a bad cold 4 2 wks, but also diagnosed w/gastritis yrs ago. Stool color cause 4 concern? : (

Have had "really" dark green stools 4 2 days. Been fighting a bad cold 4 2 wks, but also diagnosed w/gastritis yrs ago. Stool color cause 4 concern? : (

Green stool: Occasional green stool color is normal, usually due to passage through the digestive tract with some degree of rapidity such that bile is incompletely metabolized (which contributes the brown color). Diet high in leafy greens can also cause this. Or iron supplementation. ...Read more

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I have green stool and very bad stomach pains?

I have green stool and very bad stomach pains?

Stools: Green color does not necessarily imply disease. May be bile or remnant's of what was eaten. Pain always source of concern. Suggest seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Why is my bowel movement dark green? Is this bad?

Why is my bowel movement dark green? Is this bad?

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 meds can change stool >. ...Read more

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A week ago, I had a very bad drinking experience that resulted in vomiting. Ever since, I've been having bright green stool. Is this normal?

A week ago, I had a very bad drinking experience that resulted in vomiting. Ever since, I've been having bright green stool. Is this normal?

Bile in stool: Green colored stool is usually a sign there is bile in the stool, unless you were drinking green beer for St. Patrick's day or something and then it might be food coloring. ...Read more

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I've been have greasy stool that smell really bad. Along with weight loss but I've noticed the stool vary in color from orange/reddish to green.?

I've been have greasy stool that smell really bad. Along with weight loss but I've noticed the stool vary in color from orange/reddish to green.?

Hang in there: Hello Mike, sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well lately. Are there any foods which you notice that upset your stomach? There are several things to consider in order to come to a proper evaluation and try to narrow down the possible causes. Stress, new dietary changes, new medications, or recent illnesses can all contribute to your symptoms. I can help. Please contact me privately. ...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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I've had stool with green mucus for about two days. Should I be worried? I am 17 years old, and I don't believe I have done any bad to have caused this. My parents say it's cause I ate something green but the only green I recall eating recently was a coup

I've had stool with green mucus for about two days. Should I be worried? I am 17 years old, and I don't believe I have done any bad to have caused this. My parents say it's cause I ate something green but the only green I recall eating recently was a coup

Green mucous: Only rarely does stool color indicate a serious intestinal condition. Stool color usually is influenced by what you eat and the amount of a substance called bile which is produced by the liver. Green color may be caused by diarrhea, green leafy vegetables, green food coloring in flavored foods and drinks. If you have bloating, diarrhea, change in color of the stool or pain see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had green diarrhea like stool last night & this morning I feel sick to my stomach. Could I be sick or have eaten something bad? How to get better?  

I had green diarrhea like stool last night & this morning I feel sick to my stomach. Could I be sick or have eaten something bad? How to get better?  

Stool is green: 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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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

Feces (Definition)

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