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Dr. Linda Tao Dr. Tao
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Can eating cookies with green sprinkles cause green bowel movements? I ate a lot of them.

Dr. Linda Tao Dr. Tao
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Can eating cookies with green sprinkles cause green bowel movements? I ate a lot of them.

Possible: If it is the same shade of green it is possible. However it is not good to eat such things i.e. cookies themselves, and also especially when there is artificially coloring since they can be toxic. If you keep seeing food products in your stool you should get checked to be sure your digestive tract is working properly. All the best to you! ...Read more

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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What cause green bowel movement?

What cause green bowel movement?

Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested. If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, I will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements right after drinking or eating? It's usually loose, greasy looking and sometimes green.

What causes bowel movements right after drinking or eating? It's usually loose, greasy looking and sometimes green.

The alcohol: Some people respond to types of alcohol with these reactions which are gout precursor symptoms. Especially bad with bourbon drinks but can be from any rye or scotch or beer. Also may be neurotransmitter problems from zoloft (sertraline).

Visit www. Neurosciencemyths. Com to leaarn about the problems with reuptake inhibitors like zoloft (sertraline) and to get an alternative to deal with your problems. ...Read more

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Wat would cause my bowel movements to be green. Like a dark puke green color. Soft muchy fluffy. Always easy to pass. Use to be brown hard.

Wat would cause my bowel movements to be green. Like a dark puke green color. Soft muchy fluffy. Always easy to pass. Use to be brown hard.

Speed and veges...: The color of stool is usually the product of what we eat and speed of intestinal transit. Eating lots of green veges is associated with higher fiber content diets which decrease transit time in the intestine (ie faster) resulting in a greenish hue to the stool due to bile vegetable pigments. No worries. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will using green coffee bean extract and garcinia cambogia cause bowel movements?

Will using green coffee bean extract and garcinia cambogia cause bowel movements?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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My 3 yr. Old had bowel movement and it was neon green and hasn't eat anything green any ideas what could be the cause she does take a multivitamin daily?

My 3 yr. Old had bowel movement and it was neon green and hasn't eat anything green any ideas what could be the cause she does take a multivitamin daily?

Bile=green: The body adds bile acids to the digestive tract to aid digestion. These start out green and will transition through yellows to brown if they are metabolized by gut germs before exit. Rapid movement through the gut or poor gut germ action leaves it green. It does not indicate a real problem. Probiotics added to the diet can energise the gut germs. ...Read more

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What causes soupy bowel movements?

What causes soupy bowel movements?

? severity: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

That is possible: If transit time through the GI tract increases - that can cause green stool. ...Read more

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What causes explosive bowel movements?

What causes explosive bowel movements?

Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I would talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do you have a green bowel movement?

Why do you have a green bowel movement?

Related to food: Likely related to food items you've eaten. Or sometimes to non-food items: ingesting foods that have been colored with food coloring can change the stool appearance transiently. My brother once ate blue chalk. Yes- you guessed it right. ...Read more

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What are causes of black bowel movements?

What are causes of black bowel movements?

GI bleeding: Black stools can be caused by GI bleeding, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) iron, kaopectate and licorice. Your doctor should be able to examine you and tell what the cause is. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Eating fish and: Overeating in general. Foul smelling bowel movements may suggest malabsorption. If you have had unintended weight loss, see your doctor otherwise do not be concerned and try eating less. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Could be malabsorpti: The important thing is to assess the duration, could be indigestion, from some meds or supplements or lack of absorption of nutrients, go to your doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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Causes of sudden increase in bowel movements?

Causes of sudden increase in bowel movements?

Lots: Any change in the bowel habits could be seriuos so the first thing to do is see a physician
it could mean what your dietary habits are ie change, to pyscho social issues, ie anxiety and stress to interaction with people and jobs as the neuro GI is an emerging field, it could be again inflammatory or neoplastic reasons so please see a physician and don't ignore. ...Read more

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What would make my bowel movements a teal green?

What would make my bowel movements a teal green?

What you: Ate. The color of stool usually reflect the food or medication except blood in the stool ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

Normal digestion: Normal ingestion of foods and normal digestive persistalisis. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Also can aniexty cause different bowel movements?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Also can aniexty cause different bowel movements?

Anxiety: Sure it can, such as diarrhea, bloating, gases, constipation, irregular bowel movements, etc. ...Read more

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Why is my bowel movement dark green? Is this bad?

Green Stool: 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 change stool >. ...Read more

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What's it mean when your bowel movement is bright green?

Rapid Transit: Bright green stool can be caused by many things but most of the time is due to the rapid movement of stool through the colon. The color of stool changes from green (bile) to yellow-brown as it passes through the colon. Any factor which leads to an increase passage of stools through the colon can prevent the change of coloring, hence the green stool. Ex: diarrhea after taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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My son has green slimy bowel movements what could this be?

Viral or diet: If a newborn, can be normal. If not can be a viral infection. Could also be dietary. If he is eating something that does not agree with him it can affect the bowels. He may also benefit form probiotics. If it has been going on for over 10 days and bothers you, then make an appointment with your pediatrician for more information. ...Read more

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When your bowel movement is green color what does this mean?

Not much.: Stool starts out green in the small bowel, and bacteria turn it brown. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines, or a change in bacterial populations, can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

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If your bowel movement is coming out green is something wrong?

If your bowel movement is coming out green is something wrong?

Usually not.: Stool starts out green in the small bowel, and bacteria turn it brown. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines, or a change in bacterial populations, can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

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What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

Fruits: Toddlers are usually sensitive to fruits. A little fruit or juice can cause toddlers diarrhea. Try to see if he or she is sensitive to certain fruits or certain amounts of fruits or juices. ...Read more

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Bowel movement is often green in color. Should I be concerned?

Bowel movement is often green in color. Should I be concerned?

No: Bile from the liver is green. If there ia little food to interact in the intestine or if trannsit timme is short stool can be green. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I have bowel movement its bloody what can cause this?

Bloody BM: Anal fissue, external hemorrhoid, internal hemorrhoid, intestinal polyp, intestinal neoplasm --- please be checked ...Read more

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I'm 38 and my bowel movement was light green a slimey should I worry?

No: It is not unusual to have an occasional transient change in the color or consistency of stool. This can occur when consuming different foods, but can also happen without a clear associated reason. More consistent and recurrent changes in stool consistency or color (esp if black, bloody or yellow) should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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What causes a bowel movement to be greenish in color? No more details

What causes a bowel movement to be greenish in color? No more details

When: When feces transits too quickly through the colon, liquids are not reabsorbed which usually leads to a loose stool. Additionally because of the rapid movement through the large intestine there is not time for the bile salts to be metabolised, so they do not change from green to brown. Of course, eating green vegetables can also lead to green bowel movements. If you have a prolonged change in bowel habitus, this warrants medical examination. ...Read more

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I have had sticky bowel movements for the past month. What causes this?

I have had sticky bowel movements for the past month. What causes this?

Mucus discharge: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements in the morning if cycle is three days late?

What causes bowel movements in the morning if cycle is three days late?

No Correlation: Sorry.....there is generally NOT a correlation between BM's and periods. Now, eating a bigger breakfast, or a fattier one, can cause a gastrocolic reflex, that MAKES your body want to have a BM after eating, but other than that...no real connection. ...Read more

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Are more frequent but normal looking bowel movements a cause for alarm?

No: The volume and frequency is largely a function of diet, absorption of food, secretion of fluids, and metabolic activity of your gut bacteria. So you're likely normal. Good news. ...Read more

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Nothing on tissue after bowel movement, clean swipe? What could cause this?

Nothing on tissue after bowel movement, clean swipe? What could cause this?

Great. Why question?: Stools dessicated, less mucus, diet changes, altered microbiota, altered GI transit? Need lots more information from you to place your question in context, but what you've described is not a bad thing. Here's maybe a helpful website: http://www. Howtowipeyourbutt. Com/ ...Read more

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What could cause extremely painful (not just a little pain) bowel movements?

Painful BMs: Painful and extremely painful bowel movements can be caused by hemorroids, anal fissure, proctitis, anorectal abscess, acute prostatitis and anal and rectal cancer
the pain can vary from slight to extreme depending on how advance the condition is
some other causes are crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and endometriosis. ...Read more

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