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rafte posted:
green? solid. Mean anything?
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MorganJuniper responded:
usually means you ate something colorful like rainbow Cereals (Trix, fruit loops, etc) or Something else with a high content of Coloring like candy. Maybe skittles or jolly ranchers or anything else with lots of coloring added.
 
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kjme11374 replied to MorganJuniper's response:
Here's a link to article on stool color:

http://www.medicinenet.com/stool_color/article.htm

(quote) . . . If the intestinal contents travel at a normal speed, stool is light to dark brown. If the intestinal contents travel more rapidly, chemical changes to bilirubin - and/or the lack of them - may turn the stool green. This is not by itself an important color change... (end quote) but read the article.

and one more:

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/stool_color_changes/article_em.htm
 
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barbarafromtucson replied to kjme11374's response:
I had gone to a party that had cupcakes with very blue frosting. When I had BMs for the next couple days, the stool was like an army green...I was starting to be concerned..online research came up with the idea of food coloring as well as the bilirubin...I decided to wait a couple days before contacting a doctor. Sure enough, the stool returned to its 'normal' color and I deducted it was the dye in the frosting that made my stool so colorful.
 
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sheba_q replied to barbarafromtucson's response:
If I eat a a bunch of black licorice or black jelly beans my stool turns a green/black color. That was very disturbing the first time I saw it.


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