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My Poop Has Been Green For A Week
Enteritis: Enteritis is inflammation of the bowel, often associated with abdominal pain, increased stooling, diarrhea, and occassionally fever. This is most commonly cause by viral infections, but occassionally bacteria or parasites are the cause. Prolonged diarrhea, bloody stools, joint pains, weight loss, rashes, yellowing of the skin or other unusual symptoms should be investigated by a physician. ...Read more
My poop has been green for a week, I've had diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. What should I do?
See a doctor : That's probably not the answer you wasn't, but it's the right one for the situation you describe. Fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea could be caused by a number of things. Many will get better on their own but some need to be treated and there is no way to know which without good old fashioned medical care. Call and make an appointment. If the pain is severe or you are dehydrated, consider the ER. ...Read more
Not to worry: The color of the stool can be influenced by bilirubin excretion in the GI tract, the foods you eat, and also your gut flora. Green stool is not by itself worrisome. Are there any other changes? Are you having abdominal pain? Are you having diarrhea? Blood in the stool? If no other symptoms then I would not be concerned. ...Read more
Probably not.: Green stool is usually not a concern. If your stool turns black, however, it can be a sign of internal bleeding, which can be more common in people on ibuprofen. If the stool change persists or your stool turns black or reddish, see your doctor or go to the ER immediately. ...Read more
I am supposedly about 7 1/2 weeks pregnant. For the past few days my poop has been green! Is this normal? What does it mean?
Something you ate: It's not uncommon for poop to change color, likely due to something you ate (blueberries?). Not likely due to pregnancy. Having said that, foods like blueberries and kale and spinach, are great during pregnancy. Getting the majority of your nutrients and vitamins from foods rather than taking a vitamin is always better. Good luck and have a great pregnancy! ...Read more
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?
I have been pooping green for almost 3 weeks.. only having about three or four brown poop in that time.
Green stool: The green is bile that is traveling too quickly through your intestine for the bacteria to turn it brown. Conditions that may cause it (diarrhea) include: laxative use, food poisoning, celiac disease, C.diff diarrhea, malabsorption, IBD, infectious diarrhea, alcohol abuse.excess iron supplements or gall stones. Without any symptoms or medical or social hx, cant suggest a cause in you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I started having green poop for like a week. I know green poop can back to normal now. So why would my poop be green and white?
My son is 2 and has been pooping green like spinach poo for the past week now. No change in diet. Is that normal? Should i be concerned?
I have had green poop for about a week , i have not had veggies or greens for a while . also i have been feekimg nausiated through out the day .
Green poop: hello ~ this is probably an early gastro of some kind so watch it and if it developes into diarrea then request cipro (ciprofloxacin) but if not and the color of the stool persists have your doctor check some liver enzymes and bilirubin levels in the blood, especially if the nausea persists. thanks ...Read more
3 year old daughter has been pooping different colors of green in one sitting for about a week. Is this something to worry about? She isn't sick curre
I have now had two instances in two weeks where my poop was discolored. The first time was a sea green color and now it's a shamrock green color. The ?
Green stool: If the stool was loose, the reason for green stool could be too rapid a transit time in the gut. Eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery and green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. ...Read more
My 5months old baby has been pooping green in almost 2 weeks i believe is cause by teething and has a diaper rush...Should i bring him to the docto?
Diaper rash: When in doubt, it does not hurt to double check with md. Green is not often a color that is associated with poop- unless they are eating green- however, diaper rash can develop into a more serious situation as there are bacteria in the poop and it is a moist area- so a 2ndary infection my develop. The area can be very sensitive over time- so- to play it safe, double check. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: green poop can be normal. it could be from having too many green leafy vegetables. it could also be from your poop going through your intestines too fast. It usually turns brown in the large intestine. it could be from iron supplements. go to see your doctor and have an appropriate conversation with physical and history. ...Read more
Why does my 6 week old have really dark green and really thick poop sometimes has a little bit of yellow in it?
Baby poop: Meconium (green stools) are normal in babies. It takes a while for the liver to get up to speed in in newborns. It is important for digestion and stool color. when it is new, the stool will be normal. As the baby grows the stool will get darker and eventually brown. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Baby is 2 months her poop is green, sometimes green/yellow with seeds like the first week she was born with the seeds. Is this normal?
Pretty common: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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