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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What causes continous green stool? The past month I've just been having green stool. (sorry TMI)

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What causes continous green stool? The past month I've just been having green stool. (sorry TMI)

Green stool: Stool can turn green due to rapid transit time or can be due to the color of foods you are eating. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What can cause bright green stool?

Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What can cause bright green stool?

Stool color: Stool color can vary because of a lot of factors, most notably diet. It is generally not a concern unless the store is bloody or solid black in color, due to bleeding, and will eventually return to normal. Green stool is not usually a concern. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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What causes green stool with bright green in it and should I be concerned?

Dr. Alan Ali
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What causes green stool with bright green in it and should I be concerned?

Green stools: This could result from rapid transit of feces through the intestines, or from food colorings such as in liquorice., consuming iron-rich foods or iron supplements, or leafy green vegetables, taking laxatives, and if with other intestinal symptoms it can result from irritable bowel or intestinal infections. If no symptoms, no worries. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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What causes green stool and what should I do about it?

Dr. Arthur Heller
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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

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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What would cause green stool with no green intake other nyquil?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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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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Dr. John Munshower
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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

Dr. John Munshower
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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

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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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Board Certified, Pediatric Gastroenterology
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What causes green stool? It is a dark green like an olive green stool no diarrhea what does it indicate?

Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Board Certified, Pediatric Gastroenterology
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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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What could cause green stool, fatigue, nausea, and burning in stomach?

Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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Dr. Dan Fisher
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What would cause green stools (have not had any green food)?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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What is the cause of green stool?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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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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