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Stool Is Green (Overview)

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 illnesses such as diarrhea.


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What causes stool to be green in baby?

What causes stool to be green in baby?

Bacteria: The type of bacteria in baby's stool and the speed at which the stool travels through the colon.

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Stool Is Green (Overview)

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 illnesses such as diarrhea.


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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.

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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 >.

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I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

Probable hemorrhoid: Most likely you have hemorrhoids. You first of all have to assure that this is the cause by seeing either your pcp or GI specialist and then if it is one then you have to change your diet, exercise and drink adequate amount of water.

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Why is my stool dark green?

Why is my stool dark green?

Dietary sources: Often time dark green stools are the result of diet. foods that have blue in them such as blueberries or other blue food coloring can cause dark green stools. If this persists after eliminating this from your diet then you may want to consider seeing a medical professional

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Can excessive use of meds turn stool dark green? I know it isn't my diet because I don't eat much green stuff

Some meds can: Cause change in stool color. Iron is one such drug. Also food coloring, jello, spinach are some foods that can cause the change.

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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 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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My stool is green and black. Should I be worried?

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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Any reason why are my stools whitish green and bloody?

Any reason why are my stools whitish green and bloody?

That can't be: Diagnosed with an in-person medical evaluation. Please seek prompt evaluation.

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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 >.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Does NotMakeSense: There are no diseases based on the color of stool. I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it Your question does not make any medical sense

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My stool is green. Is it gastritis?

My stool is green. Is it gastritis?

May just be due to: Quick transit time through the intestines.

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My stool is green and has white flecks?

My stool is green and has white flecks?

Stool color: In general, what goes in, comes out. Stool color & content may be based upon diet, medications including otc products. Travel history may also be a factor. Information provided is limited so this response is very general. See your doctor for more thorough assessment.

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Can any doc explain why are my stools whitish green and bloody?

Can any doc explain why are my stools whitish green and bloody?

Can't provide: You with a diagnosis - but do recommend that this be medically evaluated.

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Pain on both sides of lower back and color of stool is green. What could this be?

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.

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