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What does it mean if I have dark green stools? Any foods cause that color in stools?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Green foods

Dark green leafy vegetables, e.
g. Spinach, kale, collard greens can cause dark green sttols; less commonly meds, vitamin/ mineral supplements can. Less common, bile. Can matter if diarrheal or formed. Infections can cause green diarrheal stool.

In brief: Green foods

Dark green leafy vegetables, e.
g. Spinach, kale, collard greens can cause dark green sttols; less commonly meds, vitamin/ mineral supplements can. Less common, bile. Can matter if diarrheal or formed. Infections can cause green diarrheal stool.
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