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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Feces (Definition)

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