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My poop has been green for a week?

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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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My poop has been green for a week. why is that? is it because ive been eating salads and edamame?

My poop has been green for a week. why is that? is it because ive been eating salads and edamame?

Yes: Green means its moving faster through your intestinal tract due to the high fiber in the salad and soy. Green is good, soft is good. Hard, dark brown and difficult to pass is less optimal. Congratulations on your good eating habits/ ...Read more

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My poop has been green for a week, I've had diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. What should I do?

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

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My poop has been green for the last week?

My poop has been green for the last week?

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

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Why has my poop been green recently for a week....lol ?

Stool Color: Stool color is not important unless there is no color at all or it is bloody. Melena which is black sticky foul smelly stool signifies blood as well and is important. Otherwise green, brown, orange or shades thereof don't mean anything. ...Read more

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For about a week now my.poop has been green should I worry?

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

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3 month olds poop has been green for a few weeks, what causes this?

Green poop…: Is normal for a breast-fed infant. Formula-fed infants' stool will be tan and soft, about the consistency of peanut butter. Take a look at this site for more info: http://www.Justmommies.Com/articles/baby-poop.Shtml. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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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I have been pooping green for almost 3 weeks.. only having about three or four brown poop in that time.

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 more

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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?

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?

Poop varies.: without an exam, I can only give general information, and stool can be very very dark or sometimes green if there is iron in it generally from vitamins or foods. Food dyes (natural and artificial) often does this. ...Read more

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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 .

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

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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

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

Green is normal: The body adds bile to the digestive process that colors the poo.It starts out dark green & gradually changes through green, yellow & brown as agents make metabolic changes to the bile.Green is a normal stool color that can infer things are moving through quickly. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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?

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 more

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I have been pooping green for about a week now. Is that normal?

I have been pooping green for about a week now. Is that normal?

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

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What if the green poop is also mucusy/slimy? My daughter is 7 weeks old.

What if the green poop is also mucusy/slimy? My daughter is 7 weeks old.

Possible infection: Have your baby checked for rotavirus and other bacterial infection. Be sure your baby is not vomiting otherwise , baby can get dehydrated quickly. Best to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why does my 6 week old have really dark green and really thick poop sometimes has a little bit of yellow in it?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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