Euanthe Alya. stools. January 07th , 2017.
Adding prenatal vitamins in the diet can also lead to defecation of green poop during pregnancy. The best prenatal vitamins during pregnancy are often recommended to ensure proper fetal development. Basically, these are supplements that contain greater amount of essential minerals like calcium and iron as compared to other vitamins. Considering the increased nutrient needs of the body during pregnancy, a healthy diet alone may not serve the purpose. Hence, a well-balanced diet coupled with intake of prenatal vitamins ensures sufficient supply of minerals and vitamins.
As we all know, the bile (digestive juices) mixes with the food once it reaches the small intestine. Bile, which is green in color, promotes breakdown of fats to boost digestion. Thus, the food attains green color when it enters the small intestine. Undigested green food is diverted to the large intestine, where it changes to light brown. This happens because of bacterial activity in the large intestine. However, if the undigested food has traveled at a faster pace through the large bowels, there will be hardly any interaction between the stool formed and the bacteria present in the large intestine. As a result, the stool color doesn't change to light brown and instead appears green.
A major defect in the digestive system may cause malabsorption of food particle consisting essential nutrients in the intestinal tract. Digestive problems also include constipation and diarrhea. An inadequate fat breakdown or an individual who endures lactose intolerance may encounter this condition. Lactose intolerance may also lead to an individual having a bout of diarrhea.
Taking certain medications during pregnancy can also cause green bowel movement. For instance, pregnant women reeling under a sinus infection often use antibiotics to get relief. Defecation of green feces has been attributed to intake of these antibiotics. Green bowel movement after taking antibiotics is not uncommon and usually stops after the medication is halted. Reducing the dosage after consulting a doctor might also help to restore normal stool color.
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