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What Does Green Poo Mean
Green stool color: 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, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Color of poop: Baby's poop is a reflect what they have been eating. Has your baby eaten prunes or other fruits or had juices that are of that color. Speak to your pediatrician to review dietary recommendations. ...Read more
Its Christmas!!! LOL: No really, it is usually some dietary change you have made, as long as the stool is fairly normal consistency - the color changes sometimes dramatically with changes in your diet. Should go back to normal in a day or two... As long as it is not black and tarry - that would be worrisome! have a great holiday! ...Read more
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Acholic stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more
Diarrhea: It means you have diarrhea and need to change your diet, depending on the severity, you may need clear fluids and gradual increaese in diet in severe case if associated with vomiting, you may need IV fluids and/or hospitalisation it may be caused by viruses, or bacteria like e coli, salmonella, shigella or others most of the time it gets better on its own with change in diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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