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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
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
See your doc, ASAP!: Sounds potentially serious. He needs to be seen by doc asap! ...Read more
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
Not concerning.: Stool color can vary because of a lot of factors, most notably diet. It is generally not a concern unless the store is bloody or solid black in color, due to bleeding, or rarely very pale due to gallbladder problems. If it persists to be a change in your usual color despite eating your normal diet, you might mention it to your family doctor. Otherwise, it will likely return to normal. Good luck. ...Read more
My 3 year old daughter eats same diet and drinks but poop has turned almost neon green and bright blue been going on for about a week?
Neon stool: Changes in the color of the stool in children is usually the result of dietary changes. Since you say you have not changed anything, you may want to consider talking to other caregivers about what choices they are making for her. Keep in mind that some preschoolers eat things like crayons and Play-Doh. ...Read more
Advise: If it is a viral upper respiratory illness that is improving, so will cough over time although, it tends to linger the longest of all symptoms. I like to rinse my nose with salt water via neti pot especially if nasal drainage is present. Water mist inhalations (lukewarm only) with eucalyptus oil addition work well for me. An array of over-the-counter cough medications can be tried as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, my 6 month old baby has been getting dark coloured specks in poop. I introduced solids a few weeks ago and it has started after that.
Probably nothing: The color of poo is related to how the colorizer, the deep green bile, is modified as it travels to the exit.When you introduce new food items, the breakdown products will stain differently and some may retain the super dark green color while others transition thru green/yellow to brown. I can't think of anything bad this would represent. ...Read more
Loose stools: Depends on the age and the babie's diet, and sometimes the mother's diet. In many circumstances loose stools can be normal. Has there been a change in diet or a change in formula? Is the baby growing normally or not. If the problem persists without a good explaination of the cause, then discuss this with the babi's doctor to determine whether or not an examination is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My daughter has for the past couple days been pooping a blueish green no colors no dyes what can it be?
Just poop.: Poop comes in a variety of colors. The color that is not normal is white or light tan. ...Read more
I have been pooping 5 times a day.it has been going on for awhile. I haven't had a solid poop.in about a month almost two.
See a doctor: You may have irritable bowels, diverticular disease, infection or any number of gastrointestinal problems. Get it diagnosed and then treated. You may need to be scoped as well. Try not to ignore medical problems before getting a doctor's opinion. ...Read more
Various causes: Diarrhea has many causes including infections, food intolerance, medications, irritable or inflamed colon, anxiety, etc. Avoid harsh roughage and very hot spices for now and try taking something like kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) for relief. If the diarrhea persists for much longer than several days or becomes bloody, an examination including stool culture is recommended. ...Read more
For the past few days my stool has been losse and watery. at first it was yellow then turned orange, i haven't had a bowel movement aswell what is it?
Viral, food related: Watery and loose stools without the fever and abdominal pain could be due to multiple causes. Food poisoning, viral or bacterial gastroenteritis could be some of them. Yellow or orange stool could be secondary to the color of the food: carrots, cilantro, squash, sweet potatoes. Lack of the bile in the stool because of fast passage through the intestine could cause the yellow color too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow stool: Yellow stool is not normal, especially if it's been this way for a while as you state. The yellow color could signify fat in the stool ("steatorrhea") which could be related to malabsorption of fat from the diet, or a medical issue that is preventing such. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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