Green Stools

Green stools usually occur due to the intake of excess green leafy vegetables. Chlorophyll in the plants produces a green color. Green stools can occur in children due to artificial colored frosting at birthday parties. But, if a person has recurring diarrhea and vomiting with green stools, it indicates Crohn's disease or irritable bowel syndrome.

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I had a green stool after taking Lactulose for constipation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having constipation for seven days, and there is blood in my stool. All the time, it was normal poop, but when I took the Lactulose medicine yesterday, I had a green stool from today. I am really worried. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history in detail. My opinions are the following. 1. Constipation is the most common cause of per rectal bleeding. It can be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures mostly. Hemorrhoid bleeding is painless, and anal fi...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from diarrhea and stomach cramps for the past few weeks, and my symptoms are not improving. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male currently on Ramipril for high blood pressure. I also have asthma and use blue and brown pumps. For the last few weeks, I have noticed my stools are green-colored. This is because I had food poisoning three years back. Last week I had vomiting, fever, and diarrh...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have bad gastroenteritis, probably food poisoning. The effects will take some time, maybe a week or so. You have to take a few precautions to be out of danger. Make sure the water you use is clean and warm. ...  Read Full »

What causes headaches, left eye strain, green stools, and trouble sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male with a weight of 70 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I have weird symptoms nowadays. I have occasional headaches for the past two weeks. I also have pain in my left eyes. I usually do dancing and exercise every day. But today, I just went for a jo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sehrawat Manisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned your routine activities and work hours. It seems that you have migraine headaches. The most common causes are stress and lack of sleep. Both these factors are present in your case. First of all, try to monitor your sleep pattern and any added stress w...  Read Full »

I pee frequently,my stool is green in colour and pubic area is also itching.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. Sometimes, I pee frequently in a day but do not feel any pain or burning sensation. Besides this, my stool is light green in colour. I feel scared when I see the colour of the stool everytime in the toilet bowl. My pubic area is also itching sometimes. Curre...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you can answer my questions I can help you better: Did you get diarrhea also? If yes, since how many days do you have? Did you get any fever or any rash on your body? Are you sexually active? Are you taking any iron supplements? Did you have food outside in a restau...  Read Full »

Why does the stool appear green the next day of the colonoscopy?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I had a colonoscopy and today I had a bowel movement that was bright green. Should I contact the doctor who performed the procedure or is this normal? I am a 32-year-old female.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bright green color stool could be due to the presence of bile in stool. During a colonoscopy, you were given laxatives that might have disturbed your intestinal flora that is responsible for the yellowcolor of the stool. Also, stool must have passed rapidly through the ...  Read Full »

My 25-day-old baby's poop is green; she also spits milk sometimes and does not burp or sleep well. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 25 days old and feeding only formula milk. She is pooping in green color, sometimes spitting small amounts of milk, and sometimes not burping. Is there any special request? I am feeding stage 1 type of formula milk. Sometimes at night, she is not sleeping, asking for the honey ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. Can you specify a problem with more details like, a. Are you saying she is not tolerating feed? b. Are you asking for an alternative to formula feed? c.What is honey nipple? 2. Change in stool color is known, which is physiological, an...  Read Full »

Can breastfeeding cause jaundice?

Query: Hi doctor, Our baby is 16 days old and is suffering from jaundice. Both mom and son have same B positive blood group. TSH level is normal and vitamin D oral drop is given. I have attached the bilirubin test report for your reference. Does breastfeeding affect jaundice in any way? Please advise us. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is day 16 of the baby. Bilirubin levels have increased to 15 and it is mainly indirect bilirubinemia. Thyroid-stimulating hormone levels are normal, so hypothyroidi...  Read Full »

Why am I having green and brown stools with blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had green and brown poop with blood dripping in the toilet and on the toilet paper after the first wipe. But not on the second. Should I be very concerned? It has been like this for three days.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concern. As you are having bleeding per rectum, you should get evaluated properly. Bleeding in the proximal part of the gastrointestinal tract can cause brown colored stools. There are many causes...  Read Full »

Why is my baby's poop dark green?

Query: Hello doctor,My baby is three and a half months now. Since he completed three months, he is more on formula milk than breastfeeding due to supply issues. He poops every alternate day. I am concerned as his poop color is dark green and at the end of the process a slight yellow poop comes. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The color of the poop does not matter much unless it is dark black, which is a possible sign of occult blood. Usually poops in babies on formula feed is dark green. A breastfed baby will have golden yellow poop. So, do not be worried at all. I also suggest you take ...  Read Full »

My 12-week-old baby poops dark green stools. Is it because of feeding lactose-free formula?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask about my baby. She is twelve weeks old now. The baby is fed with Lactose-free formula, and her stools are dark green or greenish-tan. Sometimes can see yellow color mixed with green. Sometimes her stools are soft, and sometimes it is harder. She poops once or twice a day. Sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, my advice to all mothers is that the baby should be fed mother's milk and not a formula. Even if you give formula against the best advice, you provide it with a spoon and not a bottle with a nipple. Yes, the poop can be green. Take care.  Read Full »

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