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My Stool Is Green Is It Gastritis
What causes green stool? It is a dark green like an olive green stool no diarrhea what does it indicate?
Normal: Bile changes color as it travels through the intestine. The color generally goes from yellow to green to brown. Green stool usually is that way because it has spent less time in the intestines. Because bacteria in the intestines are responsible for the changing color of the bile, a change in the bacterial population (such as after antibiotics) can also result in changes in stool color. ...Read more
I have crohn's disease. My stool is a jelly like texture, why is this? It is not mucous, it's the actual stool.
Jelly stool: Need to talk to you more. But your digestive trac is not working right so looks like jelly. ...Read more
Green stool color: 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 doc.Air=floats ...Read more
My poo is green, like a greyish green. it is also not supple stools but rather soft and mushy. What does this say about my diet?
Great diet: It means you are eating enough high fiber and fluids to make a nice soft quickly passing stool The darker and harder the stool, the less fiber and fluids in the diet. You are to be commended. Fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes and nuts are all high in fiber- and don't forget the whole grains. They are all part of a well balanced diet. Keep it up. Congratuations ...Read more
Although either of : These can be related to medication or foods which have been ingested, green stool is usually associated with rapid transit time through the GI tract. If stool is black, tarry and malodorous - that could be melena (gi bleeding). For latter, please seek prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Possibly: Black bowel movements do tend to make us question whether there may be a bleed in your upper gastrointestinal tract. If you have known ulcer(s) that have bled in the past, this could be an indication it's bleeding again and good reason to be seen by your doctor (GI doctor if you have one). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It seems I only get fresh blood in stool for my morning BMs. Evening BM is fine. Why is it this way?
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more
See your doctor: It could mean anything from high iron in your diet, iron supplementation, or an upper GI bleed. Black, tarry stool is called "melena", and is the signature for an upper GI bleed; i would get it evaluated by a doctor soon, and if it is persistent or is associated with fatigue, low blood pressure, high heart rate, or bleed elsewhere, i would go to the er quickly. ...Read more
My stool is a light brown and very watery i have between 10 -15 minuets of straight watery stool. It is more watery then dihrea is this serious?
Watery diarrhea: In episodic diarrhea, the key thing, assuming there is no blood in the diarrhea, is the possibility of dehydration. If you have diarrhea such as this, it is important to drink lots of fluids to rehydrate yourself. Sometimes medication such as Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is useful to slow it down, although it is usually self-limited. See your doctor if it does not resolve in several days. Good luck. ...Read more
Constipation: A lot of us suffers from constipation to a varying degree - mild to severe and from babies to adults. Stools also vary in consistency. If stools are hard, round balls, pebbles like you described , large diameters, firm- you are constipated! toddlers ; beyond may suffer from fecal soiling , blood in the stools and consequence of urinary tract infection if not treated. Son's age? ...Read more
Yesterday i swallowed chicken with little bone. Now i couldn't feel any symptom such as pain. Is there any specific symptom could i feel if got stucked in esophagus. I havea gastritis. Differnt sympto?
You would know it's stuck in your throat: If it was stuck in your throat, you would have pain in your throat, and it would feel like something's not going down completely. So that's good. The gastritis may or may not be related to that. Chances are higher if the bone was small enough, and it's in your food, and passes out of your body as stool, you should have no problem. If the gastritis continues however, you need to contact your pcp, and have this examined further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?:(
Had gall bladder out2mths ago along with gastritis n pancreatitis. I have had pure watery stool for 5 days n it's green. What's wrong?
Bile: Diarrhea after cholecystectomy is common, and often caused by bile (green). This may even rarely last an year. Avoid milk products, oily foods, caffeine, and very sugary food/drinks, and ask your gastroenterologist about some anti-diarrheal medications like loperamide (if diarrhea persists) or bile binders like aluminum hydroxide or cholestyramine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have green stool for 24 hrs now. started yesterday, before that i had accute gastritis. pain in the upper abdomen radiating to the back. i feel bloated. what is the problem?
Recovery process: The symptoms may be part of the recovery process from the gastritis. For information on green stools, you may consult this site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Hi I have reflux, gastritis, lots of gas and intestinal rumbling followed with dark green loose stool that's foul smelling. Is this ibs? if not help!?
Not irritable bowel: Reflux isn't IBS, gastitis is inflammation of the stomach. Foul-smelling stools sometimes mean gastroenteritis or malabsorption. Sounds like it is time for a GI specialist or at least a visit to your usual physician for stool studies if the problem continues and even a gluten sensitivity panel with a later GI referral. irritable bowel synd is a diagnosis of exclusion, although real and painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have mild inflamed esophagus and gastritis. Ct scan normal, on ppis but food particles in foul green stool, dry hair, headaches, burps,gas help?!
A gastroenterologist: is your best bet right now. GI issues can be complex, caused by myriad things. If your primary MD is stumped by your diagnosis, search HealthTap for a gastroenterologist in your state. A virtual consult can answer many questions and provide plan for next steps in diagnosing your issues. Also, I can review your CT scan at healthtap.com/saurbornmd if you would find that helpful. ...Read more
I'm currently a lacto-ovovegetarian, but I don't eat a ton of leafy greens and beans. Everytime I use the restroom my stool is green. Is it ok or not?
What does it mean if your stool is green? Is there any make concerns or anything to be worried about?
Bile: 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 1 more doctor answer
Im.Taking acai berry shots daily...And i noticed my stool.Is green....Is it normal?Or is it a serious condition?Im so worid...
Why green stool?: 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/exposures, inflammation, & other factors. Since your bowel pattern has changed & ?Persists, testing is in order. You're probably okay, but get an exam to determine if rx is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i eat a lot of cotton candy and I have hepatits a and now my stool is green is that danger ? If cotton candy was green isthat what cause green stool
I got hepatitis a at the begining of december and for new years i drank 5 glasses of wine. Liver now hurts and my stool is green. Is it serious?Scared
Infection: With or without the low back pain, a greed stool is frequently a sign of infection and should be cultured and treated. There are, of course, numerous causes for back pain, and this would be just one of them. Call your physician. He or she will probably ask you to bring a stool sample to the office and come in for an examination. It's the only way to really find out. ...Read more
Green stool: 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 consumed in the last few days. If the green color is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly.: Green stool can be related to the foods we eat. If green and runny it may be due to transitting the GI tract too quickly. If black and tarry with a foul odor - that would be a cause to worry as that could be related to GI bleeding. Black stools can also be due to certain medications (notably pepto bismal). Regardless, changes to stool habitus warrant assessment. ...Read more
Green eggs ; ham !: (just kidding) 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 >. ...Read more
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