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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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What causes my dark green stools?

What causes my dark green stools?

Diet: You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What causes green urine?

What causes green urine?

Usually dyes or meds: There are few diseases that would result in green urine. Usually, green urine comes from dyes such as green or blue food coloring, or from ingestion of black licorice. Amitriptyline or Indomethacin can impart a greenish tinge to the urine. Multivitamins and supplements, can also create intense coloration of the urine. Foul odor and burning pain could point to a UTI cause. ...Read more

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What causes green urine?

What causes green urine?

Icterus: The most likely cause for green urine is billirubin in your urine. Billirubin elevates in your systerm when you are jaundice. ...Read more

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What causes green bile?

What causes green bile?

Chemical properties: Biliverdin is a green tetrapyrrolic bile pigment, and is a product of heme/redcell breadown. Biliverdin is further broken down to bilirubin for easier excretion to the outside world (also into urobilinogen in urine-as mild yellow). This compound absorbs green light, thus appears green to your eyes! (put in dard room=brown/black). I think u maybe asking why u threw up green? Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes poop to smell?

What causes poop to smell?

Food, bacteria, more: Here's a link to check out -- https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003132.htm ...Read more

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What causes blue poop?

What causes blue poop?

Blue poop: Blue food coloring is a popular food additive, and when ingested in large quantities can make stools appear blue. Blue is not a pigment typically produced by the human GI tract. Blue is however the color that a hemoccult card will turn if blood is detected in stool--is this to what you are referring? ...Read more

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What causes dark stools--diet?

What causes dark stools--diet?

Dark Stools: The color of the stool has more to do with the bacteria in the colon. Leaking blood in the gastrointestinal system may make the stools very dark and tar like. Using pepto-bismol can also give very dark stools. Sometimes dark stools are normal depending on your diet. ...Read more

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What causes feces to be green ish?

What causes feces to be green ish?

The amount of bile: Liver makes bile and secretes it to help us digest food stuffs. Some food needs more bile to digest than others. Stools can be yellow, green, brown or dark brown. Call md if stool is white, black and sticky or red. ...Read more

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What causes black stool?

What causes black stool?

Sometimes it is: caused by things like iron supplementation or Peptobismal. If there is black, tarry malodorous stool it could be GI bleeding and should prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes coffee ground poop?

What causes coffee ground poop?

Blood: Although other causes of dark, black or coffee ground stools can sometimes confuse the picture, it is essential to get tested for blood passing through the GI tract. If there is no blood, then consider iron supplements, pepto-bismol or certain foods as the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes black stools?

What causes black stools?

Blood: Black stools or melena, is always considered blood. It usually comes from the stomach or the beginning parts [higher up in our jargon] of the small intestine. Bleeding from colon usually comes out red. Black or red stools need to be investigated. ...Read more

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What causes vominating dark green fluid?

What causes vominating dark green fluid?

Possibly: Vomiting bile. You may wish to get this medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes my stools to turn green?

^ transit time.: Rapid transit time through the GI track. ...Read more

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What causes bright yellow diarrhea?

What causes bright yellow diarrhea?

Diarrhea: That's not an unusual color for a diarrhea. The causes of diarrhea, however, can be as many as you can think starting with infection (stomach flu) to functional such irritable bowel syndrome to malignancy. ...Read more

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What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

May be diet related: Usually color and consistency of stool is related to food. But it could also be caused by medications, or problems with liver , pancreas , gallbladder and colon. If after changing your diet it stays the same you need to see a dictor. ...Read more

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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