Green bench is a condition in which the dirt has a green tint or color. Green stool may be normal in some cases, such as in breast-fed infants. green colored stools can also be caused by taking iron supplements or eating certain foods such as green leafy vegetables. Green stool may also indicate problems with the digestion of food because of a disease, disorder or other normal processes.
The normal color stool or feces usually light to dark brown. Feces gets the color of bile, which is a yellow-green fluid produced in the liver that helps to digest your food. As food passes your digestive tract, digestive enzymes break down bile, resulting in various shades of brown bench. When a disease or condition that causes diarrhea, food passing through the digestive tract quickly, and stool may be green because of digestive enzymes do not have time to turn brown bench.
Seek medical care immediately if you have abnormal feces and other performances, such as diarrhea that lasts more than two days. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have severe abdominal pain, rectal bleeding main ,, severe dizziness, or vomiting blood.
green stool may be accompanied by other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that may accompany the green stool include:
abdominal pain or cramping
Abdominal swelling or bloating
Changes in bowel habits
, Gas or indigestion
(Fatigue ,, sore throat, cough, and pain)
Mucus or undigested food in stool
rectal pain or burning sensation
weight loss unexpected
In some cases, the green stool associated with severe diarrhea or other symptoms may indicate a serious or life threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency situation. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of the following symptoms:
Altered level of consciousness or alertness, such as fainting or unresponsiveness
(Higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
Did not produce any urine, or a baby who does not produce the usual number of wet diapers
rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or rapid breathing (tachypnea)
Respiratory or breathing problems, such as difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, wheezing, not breathing, or choke
Stiff, board-like abdomen
Weakness (loss of strength)
Green stool may occur due to normal or benign condition and not a cause for concern. For example, you can generate green stool after consuming certain foods that are rich in iron or iron supplements, green leafy vegetables, or products with green food coloring
In addition, newborns typically will issue a green stool thick, sticky and dark (called meconium) for the first few days after birth. Breast-fed babies may also have a greenish feces.
Green stool can also be a symptom of various intestinal disorders that interfere with the normal digestive process, such as Salmonella food poisoning. As the food passed through the digestive system, a yellow-green liquid called bile that helps digest food change color, produce stools that are light to dark brown. However, when infections such as Salmonella causes diarrhea, food and feces passing through the digestive tract quickly before it turns to brown.
green stool can be caused by the following diseases:
(Gluten intolerance severely damage the small intestine)
Eating disorders, such as binge eating and abusing laxatives
(A protozoan infection)
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; gastrointestinal discomfort that does not cause intestinal damage or serious illness)
Pseudomembranous colitis (often due to overgrowth of C. difficile bacteria after antibiotic for bacterial infection)
Salmonella or E. coli
Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
green stool can be caused by supplements and other ingested substances include:
certain antibiotics, which can cause antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis forward to
Eating green crayon
green food coloring, as in drinks or popsicles
Green leafy vegetables, which are rich in iron
To diagnose the cause of green-colored stools, a doctor or a licensed doctor will ask you several questions related to your symptoms. You can best help your health care practitioner in diagnosing the underlying cause of green stool by providing complete answers to these questions:
When doing bench green start?
What color, texture and frequency of your bowel movements?
What medications, vitamins and supplements that you take?
Do you have any other symptoms?
Green stool may be normal, but can also be caused by a serious intestinal infection or other disorders. It is important to contact your health care provider when you develop a persistent color changes in your stool. Once the underlying cause is diagnosed, following the treatment plan you and your health care provider design specifically for you can help reduce potential complications include:
Dehydration from loss of fluids
low potassium levels
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