Top 20 Doctor insights on: What does blue green poop mean

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Why would poop be blue/green?

Why would poop be blue/green?

Poop: Poop can vary in color and character, dependent on the types of foods an individual eats. Also, digestive problems or malabsorptive syndromes can play a role in their color. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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Why is my poop blue? It was a rich color of blue/blue-green?

Why is my poop blue? It was a rich color of blue/blue-green?

Blue Stool: This is in now way normal. It is most likely a reaction to something you ate. If you have any other symptoms and this persists I would get to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My breastfeeding infant has blue green poop, is this normal?

My breastfeeding infant has blue green poop, is this normal?

Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts a lil & when I go poop it is a green blue color. What does that mean?

My stomach hurts a lil & when I go poop it is a green blue color. What does that mean?

Greenish stool: It is probably related to your diet. However, we are getting in the gastroenteritis season (predominantly in children) and the most common cause is Rota virus gastroenteritis. Rota virus stool tends to be greenish. If you have abdominal pain that persists and you develop diarrhea you may want to get evaluated for Rota virus ...Read more

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My stool has been a light blue/green for about a week now. And suddenly its hard for me to poop and my stomach feels bloated. Should I be concerned?

My stool has been a light blue/green for about a week now. And suddenly its hard for me to poop and my stomach feels bloated. Should I be concerned?

Yes, see a doctor: This does sound unusual enough to merit a visit to a doctor. Waiting more than a week is not likely to help. Hopefully, it is nothing serious - but if it is even minimal, you should find out what it is and what can help. Best! ...Read more

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My daughter stool was blue green in color. She is 7 years old. What could be the problem?

My daughter stool was blue green in color. She is 7 years old. What could be the problem?

Bile/food coloring: Bilious green is seen sometimes in rapid transit time of bowel movements. Juices/berries and food coloring can contribute to color changes. Have a stool sample sent out by your doctor if needed if problem persists, with all kinds of foods. ...Read more

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Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Guaiac test +: Guaiac (leuco-dye) testing has been available for >100 years--the colorless dye turns blue or green in presence of adequate amounts of peroxidase-like substances (e.g. Hemoglobin) & hydrogen peroxide. Ingested iron, certain fruits & vegetables, some drugs, toilet bowel sanitizers give false-positive reactions. Method of collection & underlying pathology may account for your + finding--see doctor. ...Read more

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What would blue green colored feces with blood traces be a symptom of?

What would blue green colored feces with blood traces be a symptom of?

Why bluegreen stool?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection/exposures, inflammation, ; other factors. Since your bowel pattern has changed ;? Persists, testing is in order. You're probably okay, but get an exam to determine if rx is needed. ...Read more

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Embarrassing, but what could cause blue green feces? I do not feel sick at all. Could a sudden intake of more iron and zinc cause this?

Blue/green stool: 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 of ingestable "indicator" dyes & that a hemoccult card will turn if blood is detected in stool (or it taking a lot of iron, as in your case)--is this to what you are referring? ...Read more

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I went to the toilet twice today and both times, the poo was a deep blue-green colour. Should I be worried?

I went to the toilet twice today and both times, the poo was a deep blue-green colour. Should I be worried?

Color rarely matters: Stool color is variable among different people and can change according to what you eat and drink.
I advise people not to worry about the color of their stool as it has no medical implications unless there is blood in the stool. Stop looking at your stool for a while and it will all be fine. ...Read more

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Finished a 10 day prescription of amoxicillin. I noticed I have a bowel movement every day (usually once every 3-7 days) but they are blue-green? ..

Finished a 10 day prescription of amoxicillin. I noticed I have a bowel movement every day (usually once every 3-7 days) but they are blue-green? ..

Med effect: Probably this is a feature of the antibiotic changing the normal microbial flora in your gut. As long as not yellowish and very foul smelling, should be ok. Could also be opportunity to add stool softener (miralax/fiber gummies/prunes--whatever you can take daily and tolerate) to increase the frequency of your bms. Constip & infreq bms can predispose to diverticulitis among other things. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you poop green?

What does it mean if you poop green?

Depends: If otherwise normal bowel movement residual food stuff or bile. If diarrhea could be bacterial cause. There are organisms such as shigella that can cause green watery stools. ...Read more

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Why does it mean to have green poop?

Ingested foods: The color of your stool is often secondary to what you have eaten and the bacteria in your colon, but also may suggest bile excretion in excess. Do not worry about this unless you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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What does a toddlers green poop mean?

What does a toddlers green poop mean?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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Is green poop bad? What does it mean?

Green feces: Can occur with certain meds (iron), food dyes, green veggies, med conditions ; rapid transit of stool through the GI tract. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my poop is green?

What does it mean if my poop is green?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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