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What causes green stool and what should I do about it?

What causes green stool and what should I  do about it?

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

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 would cause green stool with no green intake other nyquil?

What would cause green stool with no green intake other nyquil?

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

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

heme test stool
daily
dietary changes
3x day
stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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What causes green stool? It is a dark green like an olive green stool no diarrhea what does it indicate?

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

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What could cause green stool, fatigue, nausea, and burning in stomach?

What could cause green stool, fatigue, nausea, and burning in stomach?

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

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

see your docotor
once
have colonoscopy and upper endoscpy
once
do not ignore blood in stool
daily
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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

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 more

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What would cause green stools (have not had any green food)?

What would cause green stools (have not had any green food)?

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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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

See your doctor for a proper physical examination
once
A small amount of blood in your stool is not an emergency
daily
If older than 50 years, have some form of colon cancer screening
once
If dealing with hemorrhoids, increase the amount of water/fiber intake
once
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What is the cause of green stool?

What is the cause of green stool?

See below: Usually a change in the bacterial flora of the colon, which is normal if there are no other symptoms. ...Read more

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