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What does it mean if your diarrhea is green?

What does it mean if your diarrhea is green?

Green stools occur : When the feces transits rapidly through your GI tract. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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What does it mean if your child has very green diarrhea?

What does it mean if your child has very green diarrhea?

Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow & brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change. Diarrhea is often a greenish color for this reason. ...Read more

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Whats green diarrhea mean ? Virus?

Green diarrhea: Green diarrhea has no significance. You can have various shades of stool colors for no particular reason. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?

What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?

Nothing: The color of diarrhea is not important-- unless it's red with blood. Green means the gut is moving quickly, and you're seeing green bile. But that really doesn't mean anything special. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea and have been throwing up all day the last time i threw up it was all green what does this mean ?

I have diarrhea and have been throwing up all day the last time i threw up it was all green what does this mean ?

Bile..: You have vomited biliary material, not a risk of anything bad but you need to try to keep yourself hydrated. If the symptoms continue, they usually are gone in a day or so, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had green poop for week. Along with pain in the lower right stomach and frequent diarrhea. What could this mean?

I have had green poop for week. Along with pain in the lower right stomach and frequent diarrhea. What could this mean?

Diarrhea: the green stools generally just means things are going through your system too fast (bile that has not been treated by bacteria). Most diarrhea is self limited but if it continues past 7-10 days you should get the stools tested for infection. If that is normal and you still have the problem then colonoscopy with biopsy is the quickest and best way to find out why you still have the problem. ...Read more

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I have a stomach virus. My vomit and diarrhea are green. What does this mean and what should I do to stop it?

I have a stomach virus. My vomit and diarrhea are green. What does this mean and what should I do to stop it?

Its moving fast. : The green is just a result of decreased transit time. I would not worry about it too much. If it started suddenly, and is coming out both ends, the only thing to do is push fluids and wait. If you can't handle it, get to an urgent care for some IV fluids and anti nausea meds. Either way its gonna be a tuff couple days. Sorry cat. ...Read more

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Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common . If the diarrhea continues see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more