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'i''ve been having a stomach ache and green stool since last night. What is the problem? '

'i''ve been having a stomach ache and green stool since last night. What is the problem? '

Viral illness: Most likely is a viral illness (gastroenteritis) which can cause increased intestinal activity (the pain) and more frequent stools. And the rate at which stool passes through the intestines can cause a change in color - the green stool you noted. ...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 are stomach aches and green stool symptomatic of in an 8-year-old?

What are stomach aches and green stool symptomatic of in an 8-year-old?

Nonspecific.: Stomachaches can be anything and nothing; green stool is usually a sign of rapid transit of food through the bowel and not much else. ...Read more

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I'am having green stool for past 4 days without me eating anything green or change in diet habits, but I'm not having stomach ache or dysentery.

I'am having green stool for past 4 days without me eating anything green or change in diet habits, but I'm not having stomach ache or dysentery.

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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Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Changed 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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I am having stomach ache for already 4 days. Took the meds but not working. My stool is dark green color. Is this something is should worry?

Yes: 4 days of abdominal pains with dark stool, need urgent investigation like bleeding ulcer etc please see your doctor or go to er to make sure you do not have a serious problem. ...Read more

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My 5 year old just had very green mucus on/in her stool. Complains often of stomach aches. What should I be worried about?

My 5 year old just had very green mucus on/in her stool. Complains often of stomach aches. What should I be worried about?

Mucous is unusual: Regardless of the color, mucous in stool can be a sign of infection or inflammation in the intestines. If the stools are loose or watery, this is even more likely. I would recommend that she see her doctor and that a stool test be done to check for a bacterial/parasitic infection or malabsorption of fats and proteins. Tests can take 3-5 days to obtain results. ...Read more

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My son 3 complains of stomach ache very often otherwise he has normal stools and is active too?

Normal?: Sometimes even when children are having a bm daily, it is not a good evacuation. I'd consider measures to improve stooling like fiber or prune juice. Some children have GI symptoms when stressed, don't you? As always, talk to his doctor. ...Read more

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What medication can one give to a 4.3 year old with stomach ache, and the stool analysis is good, with only little undigested food.

What medication can one give to a 4.3 year old with stomach ache, and the stool analysis is good, with only little undigested food.

NO MEDICATION: Without a definitive cause. Kids get stomach upset, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea more often. Make sure certain food is not the cause. If stomach pain is bothering the child for long time, need work up to find out cause and treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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When I use the restroom, I see blood after I stool so what's the matter with me? I don't feel any pains at all, not even stomach-ache.

When I use the restroom, I see blood after I stool so what's the matter with me? I don't feel any pains at all, not even stomach-ache.

Find out: Usually hemorrhoids, but many causes that should be evaluated with anascopy or sigmoidoscopy.
May need tomworkupmother causes of bleeding- if nose or other GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Toddler has stomach ache everyday no other symptoms, she seems fine & happy. Her stools are fine & she's eating just fine? What could this be?

Toddler has stomach ache everyday no other symptoms, she seems fine & happy. Her stools are fine & she's eating just fine? What could this be?

ABDOMINAL PAIN: There are many causes of abdominal pain: depending on age, rule out lead poisoning, sickle cell disease, milk intolerance, parasitism, gastritis to name a few. She needs diagnostic workup if it is really abdominal pain and not an excuse to stay home. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ache. My stool is a greenish color.?

I have a stomach ache. My stool is a greenish color.?

Sorry: To hear that you have a stomach ache. You might want to consult your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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What may cause stomach aches followed with bloody stool?

What may cause stomach aches followed with bloody stool?

Get Help NOW!: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more

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The past week every morning I wake up with a stomach ache and have mushy stool. For about an hour or two then I'm fine, until the next morning. Why?

The past week every morning I wake up with a stomach ache and have mushy stool. For about an hour or two then I'm fine, until the next morning. Why?

Check dietary issues: This sounds like a new symptom for you. Think about any change in your dietary habits recently. Are you ingesting sugar-free sucking candies which contain sorbitol. Otherwise, if the symptoms persist, have stools checked for any infection and see your physician for further workup as indicated to rule out any sort of inflammatory bowel disease. It may just be a simple virus. ...Read more

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Hi, for five days I have been having watery stool with bubbles (i see bubbles when I try to flush my stool after pouring water) Stomach aches slightly?

Hi, for five days I have been having watery stool with bubbles (i see bubbles when I try to flush my stool after pouring water) Stomach aches slightly?

There are many: Potential causes for your symptoms including food intolerance or allergy, parasites or infections. Your findings are not specific enough to be able to tell over the internet. Make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation. You may want to take a stool sample with you for examination. ...Read more

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Stomach ache for 6 days, threw up once, tan coloured stool. Why?

Stomach ache for 6 days, threw up once, tan coloured stool. Why?

Well: Can be many things tan colored stool can be a sign of viral hepatitis or can be normal. Recommend a face-to-face doctor visit to evaluate your symptoms ...Read more

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My 3 year old son complaints of stomach ache before passing stool? Why?

My 3 year old son complaints of stomach ache before passing stool? Why?

Gastrocolic reflex: 1) the gastrocolic reflex, one of the physiological reflexes controlling motility of the gastrointestinal tract, works when food stretches the stomach to ⬆motility of the colon. The urge to poop after a meal feels like a stomach-ache to some kids. 2) gas trapped behind stool distends the intestine, causing pain. Ppi's & some foods can ⬆gas. Tell his pediatric gastroenterologist your concerns. ...Read more

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Does bismuth subsalicyate cause stomach aches if not needed and black stool?

Does bismuth subsalicyate cause stomach aches if not needed and black stool?

Black stools, yes: Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) (bismuth subsalicyate), does cause black stools. It should not cause stomach pain. If your pain is persistent or worsening, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children?

What cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children?

Depends...: A lot of things, ranging from a minor viral syndrome to a more serious gastrointestinal disorder (colitis). Mucousy stools could be colitis, or inflammation of the colon. Is blood present in the stools? Bacterial colitis may require antibiotics. Call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Stomach ache since last Saturday and I ate at a Sonic while traveling by car! Could that be cause? Also dark stools now. Used garden mint in 3 moijtos

Stomach ache since last Saturday and I ate at a Sonic while traveling by car! Could that be cause? Also dark stools now. Used garden mint in 3 moijtos

Could be: Causes of stomach pain are plentiful. Infection or food poisoning from a meal 6 days prior to onset would likely be associated with some degree of diarrhea and/or vomitting. Gall stone pain, on the other hand and as an example, could have been exacerbated by greasy meal and then persisted. More information would be needed to help. Dark stools are concerning and should be discussed with physician. ...Read more

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Greenish stool and stomach aches! How long will it last?

Greenish stool and stomach aches! How long will it last?

Green colored 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 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 4 year old daughter has yeast plus cells (+++) in her stool analysis, and constantly has stomach ache, could this be the cause?

My 4 year old daughter has yeast plus cells (+++) in her stool analysis, and constantly has stomach ache, could this be the cause?

Hard to tell: Yeast (candada) is a normal part of the bowel germs, comprising an estimated 5% of the dry weight of poo. What cells you are referring to is unknown so I cannot comment. ...Read more

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For the last 2 months, I am passing semi-solid stools, often 3-4 times a day, also stomach ache & pain in my leg sometimes. Is it worms? Any otc drug?

For the last 2 months, I am passing semi-solid stools, often 3-4 times a day, also stomach ache & pain in my leg sometimes. Is it worms? Any otc drug?

Requires exam: Blood. urine and stool testing (culture), possible colonoscopy and nutritional consultation. Never ignore any change in bowel habit. Add fiber to your diet (cereals, vegetables, fruit and greens. ...Read more

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I have a, stomach ache after meals and loose stools. No blood?

I have a, stomach ache after meals and loose stools. No blood?

Scopes: Make sure that you have an upper and lower scope to make sure you digestive system is ok no ulcer or gastritis or IBD next step get ultrasound to rule out gallbladder disease. You might have IBS but that will be determined after all the test come back negative ...Read more

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Mirgraine, chill, no fever, stomach ache, no vomit and no loose stool?

Mirgraine, chill, no fever, stomach ache, no vomit and no loose stool?

Never ignore: migraine. Proceed to your local UC clinic or ER for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Stomach Pain (Definition)

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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