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When your bowel movement is green color what does this mean?

When your bowel movement is green color what does this mean?

Not much.: Stool starts out green in the small bowel, and bacteria turn it brown. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines, or a change in bacterial populations, can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What does the amount of my stool mean?

What does the amount of my stool mean?

Change in bowels: The amount, color, frequency 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. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your bowels are the color blue?

What does it mean when your bowels are the color blue?

It means: You had a blue slurpy from sonic! relax, no disease causes blue stools. ...Read more

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Thickening of the lower bowel, what does that mean?

Thickening of the lower bowel, what does that mean?

Incomplete descripti: Did you have a radiological test like CT scan which was read by radiologist like that. It may mean nothing significant or may mean some inflammation. Get an opinion from gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your bowel is in front of your ovary?

What does it mean if your bowel is in front of your ovary?

Here's a great...: ...anatomical chart that will help conceptualize ovary position compared to small and large bowel in the "normal" setting: http://www.nucleuscatalog.com/anatomy-of-the-female-abdomen-and-pelvis/view-item?ItemID=1959 ...Read more

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What happens if the colour of your stool is green consistently. what does that mean?

What happens if the colour of your stool is green consistently. what does that mean?

Green Stool can: be caused by rapid transit time in the colon, eating foods that are green, green food dye or some medications. ...Read more

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Supposing that the colour of your stool is green consistently. What does that mean?

Supposing that the colour of your stool is green consistently. What does that mean?

Green eggs ; ham !: (just kidding) any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery ; green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. Some meds can >. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blood mixed in with the bowel stool?

What does it mean to have blood mixed in with the bowel stool?

Bloody stool: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Get it medically checked. ...Read more

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What does a white bowel movement mean?

What does a white bowel movement mean?

Light Stool: Have pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the liver. Some possible causes include: gall stones, bile duct cysts, strictures of bile ducts, hepatitis, some medications, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the bottom of your eyes are brown?

What does it mean if the bottom of your eyes are brown?

Melanosis: The most common cause of something like this would be what we call racial melanosis. This is a just an increase in some of the pigmented cells on the surface of eye. It's almost always benign but can rarely turn into something more concerning. I would have an exam periodically. ...Read more

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What does yellow bowel movement mean?

What does yellow bowel movement mean?

Maybe bile, fat: Pale, yellow, foul smelling. Bulky, sticky stools can be seen with fat malabsorption , as may be seen with pancreatic disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac sprue, crohn's disease, olestra use, Alli use (with excess fat intake). Of course, yellow stool could just be that you ate a lot of carrots and squash. If it continues, if you have cramps, weight loss, nausea, pain, etc. See your doc. ...Read more

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Does having a stomach virus change the colour of your stool?

Does having a stomach virus change the colour of your stool?

It can: It is not uncommon for stool to be green with decreased transit time through the intestines. However, it may be other colors as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my bowel movements are albino color?

What does it mean when my bowel movements are albino color?

May be serious: No big deal if this is only very occasional. But if the stool is persistently white or clay colored it could mean that you have a blockage that is stopping bile from the liver getting into the gut. You need to see a doctor. This could be from a common bile duct stone or chronic pancreatitis, but may be a symptom of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What does it indicate of you have blood in your stool?

What does it indicate of you have blood in your stool?

GI issue: Can be from many things: hemorrhoid; diverticular disease, cancer, inflammatory or infectious conditions, trauma, etc. Should be seen by a dr for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a bowel movement do for the body?

What does a bowel movement do for the body?

?question: Not sure what you mean? If your pregnant and have a BM, the baby inside is fine. If a Baby has a BM, they are probably happy to evacuate their bowels. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have movement in top of stomach like waves?

What does it mean to have movement in top of stomach like waves?

Peristolsis: If u r thin any lying down with ur abdominal muscles relaxed u can see the waves as ur small bowel does its work in moving bowel contents along their merry way. ...Read more

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What does it mean if some of the white on your eye is blue?

What does it mean if some of the white on your eye is blue?

Thin Sclera: The protective coat of the eye is the white sclera. Below it is the vascular or blood vessel supply, the uveal tissue.. When the sclera becomes thinner due to age or inflammatory conditions, the sclera thins and give a blue hue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the background of your eye is yellow looking?

What does it mean when the background of your eye is yellow looking?

Depends: The normally white part of the eye turns yellow due to increase in bilirubin (a breakdown product of hemoglobin metabolism) which stain the conjunctiva (membrane covering the white of the eye). This is most commonly related to liver disease and should prompt a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

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