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What does green poop mean?

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Most of the time, green or greenish poop is normal. Some of the things that can cause it:

  • Green veggies, like spinach or kale
  • Green food coloring, such as in drink mixes or ice pops
  • Iron supplements

If you have green diarrhea, the color of your food may not be to blame. It’s likely that your meal moved through your gut too quickly, so the fat-digesting bile didn’t have time to turn brown.

From: What Do Different Poop Colors Mean? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Stool Color: When to Worry,” “White Stool: Should I be Concerned?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “What Can Your Child's Poop Color Tell You?”

National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Definition & Facts for Celiac Disease,” “Gastritis,” “Symptoms & Causes of GI Bleeding.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on February 24, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Stool Color: When to Worry,” “White Stool: Should I be Concerned?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “What Can Your Child's Poop Color Tell You?”

National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Definition & Facts for Celiac Disease,” “Gastritis,” “Symptoms & Causes of GI Bleeding.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on February 24, 2017

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