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Doctor insights on: Well Formed Long Green Poo

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My poo is allways sticky and not very well formed?

My poo is allways sticky and not very well formed?

Diet/malabsorb?: May be diet related or...
Sticky stool, especially if foul smelling, bulky, pale, even oily can be seen with a bunch of disorders that interfere with fat absorption. Can range from parasites to celiac sprue to inflammatory bowel to other gut issues or pancreatic disorders.
Should get checked by doc, history, family history, physical exam, labs, stool studies, and perhaps other evaluation. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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So I am having some weird poop its green sometimes and then I am having the runs as well what could it be?

So I am having some weird poop its green sometimes and then I am having the runs as well what could it be?

Diet fiaty: Keep a diet diary for two weeks. See if you can pinpoint the cause. If not make an appointment with a gastroenterologist to see if he can help you. ...Read more

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What can I take long term that can help me poo, what's a good laxative, for long term use?

What can I take long term that can help me poo, what's a good laxative, for long term use?

Constipation: Prune juice is healthy. More raw fruits and veggies help. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Why was there a long green stringy thing in my baby's poop?

Why was there a long green stringy thing in my baby's poop?

Probably because he: Ingested something long & green that couldn't be absorbed, either a food or a non-food item. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter as had bright neon green parts in her poop she as not been eating that well she is not ill or anything should I be worried?

My 2 year old daughter as had bright neon green parts in her poop she as not been eating that well she is not ill or anything should I be worried?

Normal variation: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby had a dark green to blue poop and has been crying all day very fussy and not sleeping well?

My 6 week old baby had a dark green to blue poop and has been crying all day very fussy and not sleeping well?

Fussy: If you are bottle feeding the green stool can be due to the iron in the formula or he may be developing a viral gastric infection try a feeding of pedialyte to settle his stomach. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months old and strictly breastfed. Why was there a long, green, mucusy, stringy thing in her poop?

My baby is 4 months old and strictly breastfed. Why was there a long, green, mucusy, stringy thing in her poop?

Stool varies: Stool color, consistency etc. Varies with diet, hydration, viruses, etc. Granted the baby's diet hasn't changed, but sometimes the poop is effected by what mom eats. Sometimes it's a virus that turns stool green. The most important thing is that the baby continues to nurse/drink/void/stool well, and is acting normal. If everything else is fine, don't worry about a little green poop. ...Read more

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3m old girl has gas with dark grey/green stool with smelly urine that smells like poo. Prolonged jaundice at birth, abnormal LFT at 8 weeks.

3m old girl has gas with dark grey/green stool with smelly urine that smells like poo. Prolonged jaundice at birth, abnormal LFT at 8 weeks.

Mgt: I would suggest that they ask their pediatrician for the results of her newborn screening tests. The tests screen for a number of conditions. There may be several causes and among these include hepatitis, alpha one antitrypsin deficiency, hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I been having loose poo for the past few months but for the last few days they have been black as well! Is this normal?

I been having loose poo for the past few months but for the last few days they have been black as well! Is this normal?

Blackish stool: Dark colored or tarry stool always suggests the presence of blood in the stool. This must be evaluated by a physician even in a 22 year old. It might be inflammatory bowel disease, infection, or gastritis due to an ulcer. Is should be evaluated. Sometimes it is dark because people take pepto-bismol! Go see your physician and allow them to do a history and exam and necessary labs or studies. ...Read more

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Why is my child's poo green?

Why is my child's poo green?

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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What can make your poo green?

What can make your poo green?

YES: Certainly eating different foods, especially colored vegetables and fruits can affect the color and consistency of your stools, and some may even make your urine or semen smell odd. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Why am I having army green coloured poo?

Why am I having army green coloured poo?

Green stool is: Usually the result of rapid transit time of stool through the intestines. ...Read more

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I have ceoliac disease. Why did I just start getting green poo?

I have ceoliac disease. Why did I just start getting green poo?

NOT SURE: Celiac disease won't cause a change in stool color. Perhaps you've ingested some food dyes that have altered the color. I'd suggest continuing a balanced, low gluten diet with good hydration. Any further concerns should be discussed with your doctor or gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you poo out a really stringy long bloody thing?

What does it mean when you poo out a really stringy long bloody thing?

A few things: It could be a minor cut at the end of your butt (called an anal fissure) it could be a hemorrhoid - or even an internal polyp. Blood in the stool should be evaluated by your physician and a rectal exam performed. ...Read more

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Hi there my poo has been runt now for over 12 months I eat good I am a bit worried can you help thanx?

Hi there my poo has been runt now for over 12 months I eat good I am a bit worried can you help thanx?

Loose stools: Often this is giardiasis, but without an examination of the fecal matter it is impossible to tell. See a doctor and describe your symptoms and if requested supply a stool specimen for exam. ...Read more

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I went to the toilet twice today and both times, the poo was a deep blue-green colour. Should I be worried?

I went to the toilet twice today and both times, the poo was a deep blue-green colour. Should I be worried?

Color rarely matters: Stool color is variable among different people and can change according to what you eat and drink.
I advise people not to worry about the color of their stool as it has no medical implications unless there is blood in the stool. Stop looking at your stool for a while and it will all be fine. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son has been ill for a long time; but 2day when he went to the toilet his poo wasn't normal?

What do you suggest if my son has been ill for a long time; but 2day when he went to the toilet his poo wasn't normal?

See below.: In order to answer this question properly, we would need to know what your son has been ill with and what is abnormal about this bowel movements (poo). So please re-submit your question and one of us can answer. ...Read more

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Our baby is 13weeks old & we have just had a poo that was pasty & military green afta 4days of none. New to formula. Cottonbud in butt start poo. Normal?

Our baby is 13weeks old & we have just had a poo that was pasty & military green afta 4days of none. New to formula. Cottonbud in butt start poo. Normal?

Pasty green ok: Pasty poo is fine. Military green poo is fine. It's not unusual to have some change in pattern with switching to formula. As long as babies stool is soft and his abdomen is not distended and he is feeding well, this situation is fine. To clarify, "pasty" is within the realm of soft for baby poops! Enjoy your baby! ...Read more

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My baby is 11 weeks old and would go every 3 days for a poo but it would be hard and green I started probiptics but poo stil hard but often? Is thisok

My baby is 11 weeks old and would go every 3 days for a poo but it would be hard and green I started probiptics but poo stil hard but often? Is thisok

Half fix or whole?: If I understand the probiotic increases frequency of bowel movements but not the hard consistency. Question: "Is this okay? " In short, probably it is. Consider, what precisely told you that one hard stool every 3 days was a problem for your child? Was the baby fussy? A lot of pain moving gas and BM? A distended abdomen, or any other symptom? If those things are better, IT IS OK. Namaste ...Read more

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Could you tell me what black, coffee bean sized bits in poo could mean. And also white stringy stuff as well? Thank you.

Constipation: Small sized stool round in shape means it has been sitting in the colon for a long time and all the water is absorbed and has formed pebbles. Diarrhea caused by stool softner is probably water flowing around impacted stool. Have to cleanse the bowel. Avoid white flour, meat and use more green vegetables and fruits. Drink a lot of water. Treat constipation aggressively. See the dr. If not better. ...Read more

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11wk bottlefed baby had lots ' dark brownish' mucus/jelly in poo. Dr won't test as he seems well. Started last wk small bits blood now heavy mucus?

Your blood: The most likely thing is that it is your blood that he is consuming while breast feeding. If you have any soreness, cracking or irritation of your nipples, they can bleed while he is nursing and he can actually swallow a significant amount of blood from this. If he is thriving, not vomiting, and his poo is just colored, i'd look to you first. ...Read more

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I have not been feeling the need to poo and recently I have soiled my self as well. This has happened in my sleep too. I wake up to filled pants.?

I have not been feeling the need to poo and recently I have soiled my self as well. This has happened in my sleep too. I wake up to filled pants.?

What's your age?: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more