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Doctor insights on: Recurring Green Stool

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Recurring green stool but no other symptoms of illness?

Recurring green stool but no other symptoms of illness?

Doctor can evaluate: If a normal, healthy person has unusual changes in stool consistency, color, or frequency, he should record the symptoms on a large calendar, and review it with his primary care doctor. Include on the calendar what foods were eaten each time the stool got green, what activities were done, what meds were taken, what drinks, etc... Sometimes gall bladder problems cause changes in stool color. ...Read more

Stool Is Green (Definition)

Stool is green is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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What does green stool mean?

What does green stool mean?

Varies: Anything from eating a can of spinach to having a nasty bacterial infection such as pseudomembranous colitis. Whether to seek help depends on one's other symptoms if any. ...Read more

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What does green stool mean?

What does green stool mean?

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 your doctor. ...Read more

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My stool is green! What do I do?

My stool is green! What do I do?

Normal: Chances are that it is normal if you don't have any more symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of green stool?

What is the cause of green stool?

See below: Usually a change in the bacterial flora of the colon, which is normal if there are no other symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause bright green stool?

What can cause bright green stool?

Stool color: 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, and will eventually return to normal. Green stool is not usually a concern. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is continuous green stool a health risk?

Is continuous green stool a health risk?

No: Nobody really understands why this happens to people. I've wondered whether it's a particular strain of bacteria the process bile pigments in particular ways. ...Read more

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How did I get light green stool in adults?

See below: Something you ate could do this however if is occurs in more than one stool it could be bile from the liver and in that case you shold have some blood tests done. ...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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What can cause a person to have green stool?

What can cause a person to have green stool?

Green veggies or. ..: In case if diarrhea gastroenteritis. Clostridium difficile is one of culprits associated with recent antibiotic use. The classic sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed is dark blackish tarry stool called "melena". It is usually looser, sticky and has a characteristic smell. Dark green stool usually related to diet rich in green vegetables. If you have diarrhea/other symptoms check with your M.D. ...Read more

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What can I do if my stool is green and liquidy?

What can I do if my stool is green and liquidy?

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

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What does green stool for 2 days mean in adults?

What does green stool for 2 days mean in adults?

By itself, not much: 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 green and black. Should I be worried?

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

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What causes green stool and what should I do about it?

What causes green stool and what should I do about it?

Green food, bile: Green stool, dark, not like day-glo, is usually from dark green foods, e.g. Spinach. Bile gives stool its brown or green color. Normal consistency, likely no problem, and nothing to do about it. Yellow, greasy, fatty, foul smelling stool-not normal. ...Read more

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Do I need to worry if I have had green stool for over a week?

Do I need to worry if I have had green stool for over a week?

Cause?: 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 & some medications can lead to green stool. ...Read more

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Bright green stool (feces) very hard feces, should I be concerned?

No: Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and odorless. You may take fiber laxative like Metamucil. ...Read more

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Dark green stool from baby for almost 2 hours, what are possible causes?

Dark green stool from baby for almost 2 hours, what are possible causes?

Normal.: If there are no other symptoms, any shade of green, yellow or brown is normal for a baby's stool. ...Read more

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What causes green stool with bright green in it and should I be concerned?

What causes green stool with bright green in it and should I be concerned?

Green stools: This could result from rapid transit of feces through the intestines, or from food colorings such as in liquorice., consuming iron-rich foods or iron supplements, or leafy green vegetables, taking laxatives, and if with other intestinal symptoms it can result from irritable bowel or intestinal infections. If no symptoms, no worries. ...Read more

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Supposing that the colour of your stool is green consistently. What does that mean?

Supposing that the colour of your stool is green consistently. What does that mean?

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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What happens if the colour of your stool is green consistently. What does that mean?

What happens if the colour of your stool is green consistently. What does that mean?

Green Stool can: Be caused by rapid transit time in the colon, eating foods that are green, green food dye or some medications. ...Read more

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I have had soft dark green stool for two days. Is this a concern, and what might be the cause?

I have had soft dark green stool for two days. Is this a concern, and what might be the cause?

Probably not: If you feel ok and don't have diarrhea, it's probably just something you ate. ...Read more

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What causes continous green stool? The past month I've just been having green stool. (sorry TMI)

Green stool: Stool can turn green due to rapid transit time or can be due to the color of foods you are eating. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your stool is green? Is there any make concerns or anything to be worried about?

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 more

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For 2 weeks now I've had very soft (sometimes runny) very dark green stool should I be concerned with this?

For 2 weeks now I've had very soft (sometimes runny) very dark green stool should I be concerned with this?

Eval: Green & liquidy stool are often the result of rapid transit time through the gut. Yes, a change in bowel habitus warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stool is green? I don't know of anything different that I ate thje past few days.

What does it mean when your stool is green? I don't know of anything different that I ate thje past few days.

Let me explain: Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly, such as due to diarrhea. As a result, bile doesn't have time to break down completely.
Green leafy vegetables, green food coloring, such as in flavored drink mixes or ice pops, iron supplements. ...Read more

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I have had dark green stool on and off for 2 weeks and have not eaten anything that I believe would cause this?

Probably not: Most diarrheal illnesses related to contaminated food are short lived and happen soon after eating the food. However, sometimes diarrhea from contaminated food or water can last longer. If it persists beyond 3 weeks you should see your doctor. Make sure you are staying hydrated. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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