Silva Vinh. stools. June 05th , 2017.
Many may wonder that dark green stool may be associated with more severe conditions than the ones in case of passing light green stool. Well, this isn't the case. As mentioned, occasional episodes of green stool does not raise any concerns. But what may, is when the condition starts getting frequent. If the underlying cause has been diagnosed to be ingested food items or prescription medications, then things are not so serious. On the other hand, if the condition is related to the diseases such as the ones mentioned above, then things might get ugly thus, medical intervention is a must.
Many food products such as candies, cake frosting, ice-cream, etc,. contain artificial food colors. Certain drinks also contain artificial color. These colors may result in green color stool. These food colors are unhealthy, hence you should avoid the consumption of products having artificial color.
Black Duodenal ulcer, internal bleeding in the upper section of the GI tract, i.e. esophagus, stomach or first section of the small intestine Consumption of highly concentrated iron supplements, large quantities of olives, licorice, blue berries; heavy intake of alcohol, improper blood flow to the intestine, and vascular malformation
In most cases, defecating green feces during pregnancy is something one should not worry about and so a trip to the doctor isn't necessary. It is usually the food or extra iron consumption that causes green bowel movement during pregnancy. After delivery, reducing the consumption of green vegetables and stopping the intake of supplements often works to restore normal stool color. However, if that doesn't help, seeking medical advice at the earliest is recommended.
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