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I have dark green stools?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Dark green stools

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.

In brief: Dark green stools

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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Normal variation

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.

In brief: Normal variation

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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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