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Why Is My Bowel Movement Lime Green
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.
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
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 >.
I have had different bowel movement colors, purple, green, and different shapes. Is that a problem?
Common: Not nornal but common. If it persists, call your doctor.
Had blue/green bowel movement. Did not consume any food or beverage of this colour. What caused this and should I be concerned?
Check it out: If persistant may need all and ultrasound to check out
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Depends: Have you been taking iron supplements or eating anything new?
Eating greens: Increased green leafy vegetable intake.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.
The corn in my bowel movement today was bright green. Can this be caused by eating a large amount of pineapple chunks the day after the corn?
Oxides, S. In plants: Vegetables can be oxidized or sulphurated & change into bright colors. Asparagus gives lemon green urine.
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