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What does it mean when you have a bowel movement; and it is a lime green color?

What does it mean when you have a bowel movement; and it is a lime green color?

Stool Color: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile (a yellow-green fluid that digests fats) in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes which changes the pigments from green to brown. Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly (diarrhea).So bile doesn't have time to break down.

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Why is my bowel movement dark green? Is this bad?

Why is my bowel movement dark green? Is this bad?

Green Stool: 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 change stool >.

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Had a 3rd bowel movement today that was green and looked almost like guacamole. Could it just be that food moved too quickly through my body?

Yes: The color of your stool can be affected by transit time through the colon as well as the foods you ate; it very likely will return to normal.

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What cause green bowel movement?

What cause green bowel movement?

Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested. If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, I will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor.

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Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

That is possible: If transit time through the GI tract increases - that can cause green stool.

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Why do you have a green bowel movement?

Why do you have a green bowel movement?

Related to food: Likely related to food items you've eaten. Or sometimes to non-food items: ingesting foods that have been colored with food coloring can change the stool appearance transiently. My brother once ate blue chalk. Yes- you guessed it right.

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What's it mean when your bowel movement is bright green?

What's it mean when your bowel movement is bright green?

Rapid Transit: Bright green stool can be caused by many things but most of the time is due to the rapid movement of stool through the colon. The color of stool changes from green (bile) to yellow-brown as it passes through the colon. Any factor which leads to an increase passage of stools through the colon can prevent the change of coloring, hence the green stool. Ex: diarrhea after taking antibiotics.

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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.

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If your bowel movement is coming out green is something wrong?

If your bowel movement is coming out green is something wrong?

Usually not.: 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.

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Bowel movement is often green in color. Should I be concerned?

Bowel movement is often green in color. Should I be concerned?

No: Bile from the liver is green. If there ia little food to interact in the intestine or if trannsit timme is short stool can be green.

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I'm 38 and my bowel movement was light green a slimey should I worry?

No: It is not unusual to have an occasional transient change in the color or consistency of stool. This can occur when consuming different foods, but can also happen without a clear associated reason. More consistent and recurrent changes in stool consistency or color (esp if black, bloody or yellow) should be evaluated by a medical professional.

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My 3 yo som vomits once a night for a week. He acts normal all day. Every day he has a soupy green bowel movement.

Gastroenteritis: Sounds like your child has a viral gastroenterit. Keep him on abland diet with restriction of greasy and fatty foods. Restrict milk and juice products. He should get better in 5-7 days.

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Had a grape soda last night. This am 1/2 of bowel movement was ok. The other 1/2 was dark green. Is that normal? Should I worry?

Had a grape soda last night. This am 1/2 of bowel movement was ok. The other 1/2 was dark green. Is that normal? Should I worry?

Green Stool: If the stool was loose, the reason for green stool could be too rapid a transit time in the gut. Eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery and green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. See you take bisacodyl - that could ^ transit time.

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Is a mixed stool of green and brown a concern? I usually make one bowel movement a day.

Is a mixed stool of green and brown a concern? I usually make one bowel movement a day.

Stool color: stool color varies a lot depending on multiple factors, such as diet, existing illnesses, and medications, among other factors. If school turns black, red, or pale white, it may be of concern. Otherwise, it is usually considered normal. Good luck.

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