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What Causes A Green Stool
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. ...Read more
Rapid transit time.: Rapid passage of stool through your gut can give you green rather than brown stool due. It is not a problem if you have no other signs or symptoms. ...Read more
What causes green stool? It is a dark green like an olive green stool no diarrhea what does it indicate?
Normal: Bile changes color as it travels through the intestine. The color generally goes from yellow to green to brown. Green stool usually is that way because it has spent less time in the intestines. Because bacteria in the intestines are responsible for the changing color of the bile, a change in the bacterial population (such as after antibiotics) can also result in changes in stool color. ...Read more
Maybe an ulcer: Symptoms/signs as described may signal ulcer, but ulcers can be painless and don't necessary have to bleed. How serious the problem and what organ(s) is(are) involved will be determined by appropriate medical evaluation--see your doctor. In the meantime, if you're taking nsaid's (aleve, advil)--discontinue them now, since you expressed concern about an ulcer and these drugs may be a contributant. ...Read more
If i eat a lot of cotton candy and I have hepatits a and now my stool is green is that danger ? If cotton candy was green isthat what cause green stool
Should be fine: The stools are green most likely from the coloring of the cotton candy. The color should return to normal once you stopped eating the cotton candy. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rapid transit: Stools often indicate the color of what you have recently eaten. If you haven't eaten anything green then it likely indicates just a rapid transit time. Stool normally stays in your gut long enough to turn brown under the action of gut bacteria. If it moves too fast it comes out green. ...Read more
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