green poop and stomachaches

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Michelle asks:

My five year old has had bright green bowel movements for about a week now and has also complained about stomach aches quite a bit. What do you think?

Hi, and thanks for the question!

Maybe it's just me, but I would take her to a doctor. There is no way to know over the internet what is wrong with her, and especially no way for a site such as PoopReport, which deals comically with poop issues, to give you any other advice.

Hope she is ok! Look carefully at what she has been eating over the past few weeks.

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

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Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

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135 Comments on "green poop and stomachaches"

Turd Hugegrunt's picture

I had a Black Lab years ago that used to swallow tennis balls whole!

Sometimes when he was on alert and ready to plunge into the water to retrieve a duck, his tail would stand straight up exposing his huge, red bunghole.

On this one particular occasion, his tail was straight up in the air, he was poised to leap into a frigid pond, and I noticed a bright, lime-green object beginning to emerge from his ass. I got down on my knees to get a closer look, and was surprised to see the front half of a florescent green tennis ball slowly extruding from his dialating sphincter.

I let out a loud, "OH MY GOD!" that must've startled the Lab, because he suddenly farted the tennis ball outta his butt as he lept into the water. The ball hit me directly on the forehead and bounced out into the pond.

Barnes (the dog) dutifully retreaved the ball, dropped it at my feet, and gave me a funny look I guess because by this time I was rolling on the ground laughing uncontrollably.

Don't call me a liar, Doniker, 'cause it'll just encourage me to make up some more shit.

debi karpowicz's picture

hello , i went to a chriopractor and i got a electric stimulus in my back. the next day when i went to the bathroom i wiped and it was green. the color of grass. today i went normal bowel movement and it was dark again and i wiped and it was green. i feel great. what could this be. should i call a doctor. i have never had this andi dont know if this is related to the doctor.

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Sounds like she might be allergic to a food dye. Check what sorts of candy and cereals she might be eating. One of them is probably making her sick.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Peggy's picture

I ate some grownd beef ( I cooked it myself) so I l know it was well done. I had some left from lunch and ate it when I got home from work. When I got to work the next day I went to the bathroom and had a green bowel movement and a lot of it, no diarriah but soft definately green. dark green.

delancy's picture

I've been having green bowl movements for a couple days now too. It started after I ate a cake with green frosting on it, so I assumed it was the frosting. However it came back again, and I haven't been eating the cake since. I do take iron supplements, and I read that that can be a cause of green bowl movement. Mine was also dark green.

green pooper's picture

green poop is sometimes caused by grape koolaid!

OMG Its Green's picture

I have diverticulosis. After eating popcorn (dammit, the best snack) I apparently presented with a rather serious stomachache and green (of various consistensies) poop. I'm in my 20's, which is rare for that to occur, but not unheard of. Antibiotics cured me... and for the last year, I've decided popcorn just isn't worth giving up -- and thankfully, no relapses!

The Shit Volcano's picture
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I wonder what happened to give you diverticulosis so young. Was it diverticulosis or diverticulitis?

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Beth LOftin's picture

I have green poop oh my GOd what do I do???

Anonymous Coward's picture

yesterday, all I ate was green and purple laffy taffy,,today,,I got GREEN poop.

shitbird's picture

today i took a purple poop has any one heard of this?

Anonymous Coward's picture

i took a shit today, it was really dark green and like sludge. it was the most discusting piece of shit i ever seen. i dont know if theres somethin rong with me or not, dont think there is but then again you never know. someone tell me

Anonymous Coward's picture

I've been having dark green stools for 4 days now... at first i suspected some kool-aid or other diet anomalies, but it went from mostly brown with some green residue on the wipe, to a funky dark green 'paste'. It doesn't particularly smell bad, and i feel fine otherwise with no stomach or intestinal distress or 'rhea, so i'm a bit confused and wondering if i should be worried. I'm not taking any iron suppliments or anything so it's not that. any opinions appreciated.

Di Uhreea's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorl 100+ points

Hey Anonymous Green Pooper:

My son and I have both had those "pasty" dark green poops. I attribute these to broccoli because it's the green veggie that we eat most. I have seen green poop from strawberries, too. Were you drinking strawberry margaritas or anything like that lately?

Wayward Pooper's picture

i had a long night of drinking last night, took all kinds of these weird blue shots and lots and lots of beer. This afternoon when I woke up I had green poop. I was amazed. I juss had to tell someone!!

Poopy McPooperson's picture

My roomate drank alot alot of vodka last night mixed with grape shes shitting green whats up?!

ricky ahmed's picture

Today I pooped and it was red. Is that bad?

Anonymous Coward's picture

WOW! I found a new diet grape soda (Slice ONE) that made my poop come out green.

Anonymous Coward's picture

For the past few days, I have been nauseaus a little bit and have had green poop. Any answers to this? What should I do?

my poop is green - almost yellow's picture

ive been taking some protein/weight gaining suppliments/shakes, and for 2 days now i have had green poop! its almost yellow! 40% solid, and 60% - use ur imagination! aaahhh what the hell is wrong with my tooshie?

Anonymous Coward's picture

confirmed: Grape flavored drinks makes your dump green.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Ok, I'm assuming it's food coloring. I just had an ocean water from Sonic last night. It has a LOT of blue food coloring. All this morning I've been pooping dark green sludge.

cheat & eat's picture

I have been having an upset stomach at night but I thank that is due to dairy or sweets. Anyways I also have dark green poop. Sometimes diahrea or constipation. So I wonder is it bcause I cheat and eat sweets?

Anonymous Coward's picture

I poo green after eating black licorice!

Anonymous Coward's picture

for the last couple of days i have the green stuff and dont feel so well.... what's up man???

Anonymous Coward's picture

Confirmed: Black Licorice = bright green poo!

Gena's picture

I pooped green poop this morning but it was kinda liquidy, but then again I drank a full glass of white grape juice last night

hai i'm dave's picture

i just had a long, green poop. there were some floaters, i don't think i ate anything bad today. i had kraft dinner and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner. i had a poop earlier, and it was brown. what's up?

Anonymous Coward's picture

i beleive this website will answer many of your questions:

Anonymous Coward's picture

omg help me! I have grean and blue poop droppings that are like knives coming out of my but! what do i do!? my doctor said he cant help me. Am i going to die?

daphne's picture
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Calm down. It's probably food coloring. It's very rare that one dies from blue poop.

As to the knives, have you eaten any trolls or gremlins lately? They carry little knives.
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GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Or ass gnomes. Don't forget the possibility of ass gnomes!

(Someday, someone will come back to this site and tell a story of going to the doctor and saying "Doc, I think I have Ass Guh-No-mmms!")

Butthurt's picture

Two days ago i ate cotton candy ice cream which was bright blue, ever since then my shit has been green and today it hurt so bad like i was giving birth out my ass,and i think my asshole even ripped a little before seeing my DR should i bend over and let my friend inspect it?

Anonymous Coward's picture

Just had a lovely dark green (some would say emerald) movement. No apparent abnormal odor, the texture and consistency appeared normal, and I experienced no discomfort in passing it. Can't think of anything I ate which may have caused the color, but would like to know, as I really liked the color and greatly prefer it to the usual drab brown. How can I make the change permanent?

Ass Attack's picture

Holly crap, I have never met so many green poopers. I have pooped the rainbow so to speak. I will eat only one color skittle for the whole day just to see what color my poo will be the next. Sometimes I do color shifts after like 6 hours, then I get a multicolored poo.

Just curious's picture

Just started takeing this new diet pill and ever since my poop has been really dark green.I almost fell constipated except when i go it's decent bit.I figure it's because of the pill's.Don't feel bad, just full of poop

Brice's picture

I had a horrible stomach ache for about 4 - 5 days. It was probably one of the worse I ever experienced, with a heartburn-like pain in my chest also. It got better when I ate, and it seemed as soon as I digested my food the pain returned(far from just regular hunger pains). on about the 5th day I decided I should get some medicine(pepto). It worked pretty well and now (about a week after the aches began)I think Im back to normal. With one exception, I've been shitting VERY Dark green for about the past 2 or 3 days. Could the Pepto have caused this? anyone have an idea?

!!!Super PoOper!!!'s picture

I ate a few bagles w/creamcheese last night for dinner.Later just before I went to bed I ate two bowls of fruit loops.Woke up the very next morning with the worst sharp stabbing pains in my stomach that I have ever had followed by heartburn stright from the depths of hell. After about an hour I went to the bathroom and it was dark green and my bunghole felt as if someone used a cutting torch on my ass.... Painfull MEMORYS...........

WithoutLove's picture

I've had pure pitch black poop lately. It looks pretty creepy anybody know what the hell coulda caused this?

Anonymous Coward's picture

Black poop isn't good... could be a GI bleed (blood turns black). Black poop could also be from pepto (bismuth products.)

Rectal Badger's picture
l 100+ points

Black poop can be caused by a number of things. Before you freak out, think of any foods you might've eaten that are known to cause black poop (like blueberries). If you can't think of anything, a doctor visit is probably in order.

hard green pooper's picture

Geeeeze. Its funny that theres a website about green poop.. but i think its quite helpful. Today, I had green poop that sank. i had no food colorings.. no candy. just chicken, and pizza. ehh. I'm scuuurrred yo.

holla back ;)

Anal Train's picture

Grape soda does it to me.Sometimes it goes from liquid to soft serve icecream to full out lincoln logs but its always green if you get what I mean.

iiblackrosesii's picture

ok, my doctor says it's not IBS, but can't figure it out... can yall help?
i've had a problem since i can remember~food makes me sick. everytime i eat i feel like i'm gonna shet my ars out, and my bowels\stomach hurts. throwing up is common, but not intentional. i often poop green poop and every once in a while black. i also get extremely painful spots in my abdominal area, but those happen maby once every 6 months. i dunno, i eat mostly meats, pasta, and no fruits or vegetables except beans and potatoes. (not green) i also get sick easily, weak immune system?

have yall heard of anything near this?

healthy 1's picture
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What do I think?

I think it might be a good idea to have him checked out, just incase it is something serious.
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Anonymous Coward's picture

hey guys... i have been having green poop and a little bit of a stomach ache, i think its just cause of too much candy or something like that... and i think i may have a bit of ceiliac disease, anyways, anyone have a diagnosis??

its so weird's picture

so my poop has been coming out an extremely dark green, almost black poop. It consists of i would say 98%liquid and 2% solid. Also, i havent been able to eat hardly at all because of the stomach pains that i have been having, they are unusual, they started up higher then the stomach pains usually are at, right about where your ribs start on your stomach (if u go straight up from your belly button right where u start to feel bone). Also i took a few pepto bismols, but the terrible stomach aches had been happening before i started taking that. Please respond, i really need an answer.

green machine's picture

black roses: my dad has something called like... cyclic abdominal migraines. its really rare in adults, but more common in children. it kinda sounds similar what you are experiencing. dont jump to any conclusions, im no doctor, but it never hurts to do a bit of research!

black poops's picture

I was extremely sick with a stomach virus I'm guessing i puked all day long and got hives on my stomach it lasted 1 day, and the next 2 days I felt all this uncomfortable rumbling in my stomach I'm guessing it was gas, but i couldn't go to the bathroom then 3rd day I went to the bathroom and I had black poop. Should I be worried that this is dried blood???!

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Did you take Pink Bismuth (Pepto Bismol) for the nausea? That'll turn your poop black. It's harmless. Assuming it went away in a day or so. If you DIDN'T take Pepto, and the black color persists, go see a doctor.

hellllllllp's picture

its so weird (not verified) -- 01.16.2007
so my poop has been coming out an extremely dark green, almost black poop. It consists of i would say 98%liquid and 2% solid. Also, i havent been able to eat hardly at all because of the stomach pains that i have been having, they are unusual, they started up higher then the stomach pains usually are at, right about where your ribs start on your stomach (if u go straight up from your belly button right where u start to feel bone). Also i took a few pepto bismols, but the terrible stomach aches had been happening before i started taking that. Please respond, i really need an answer.


Anonymous Coward's picture

Today i went to the bathroom but couldn't push it out, so i took a toilet paper and felt that it clinged on (only a little) and i noticed that it was Green! I haven't been eating vegetables though... only like two small carrots. What do i do??
!I forgot to say: its mostly dry and hard to push out, i'll try again tomorrow

Anonymous Coward's picture

Last two days has been black poop. All I can relate it too is I had a Bluleberry/pomegrante drink 3 days ago, and another Pomegrante slushie the other day? Any connections? Doctor visit?

Anonymous Coward's picture

My poop is bright green today. It is somewhat normal to soft, no other symptoms (stomache ache, etc). I just got home from a long road trip throughout the southern U.S. Yesterday while traveling I had blue licorice at a truck stop in Kentucky. After reading all the postings on green poo, I think that licorice did it. or maybe the bottle of red wine the night before last? Anyway. I had to 'google' green poop to find out if I should be alarmed. I am glad to know that I'm not the only person with unusually green poo.
sidenote....Last year, I spent four months in Africa and experienced some horrible poop trauma, and heard many poop problems from others. it is a regular topic of conversation amongst westerners traveling in a third world or developing country.
With all things considered, I believe a few days of green poop after eating KY blue raspberry licorice is harmless. (hopefully)

nicepooper's picture

iiblackrosesii...i am wondering if you found what was causing the pains? i have same problem but doc said digest food fast. i disagree, because no time to digest. what can you tell me??

PooperTrooper's picture

I had an episode of green poop, but I am not too sure what caused it. Can anyone confirm for me if eating some Gummy Bears will make this happen?

Anonymous Coward's picture

I usually get up in the morning and have the morning poo... its usually very soft, sometimes watery and always accompanied with lots of gas. Well 3 nights ago I had a couple slices of very very greasy pizza and that morning around 5 I woke up with horrible stomach pains on my left side and I have noticed that since that night I have not had my usualy big poo drop in the morning and not much gas to talk about. I Also have been up the past two nights with those horrible pains again and I can feel and hear gurgling going on down there. I dont have medical right now since I recently lost my job so Im not sure what I might be able to try. Do you think a stool softener might be the answer?

Angel G's picture

I actually wiped my ass last night after some stomache pains... and it was GREEN... grass green... then i looked in the toilet bowl and there were some lettuce from the chicken sandwich i ate earlier from the Habbit. So i guess if it happens again i may go to a doctor... :) but at least im not the only one that has had this happen :P

JD's picture

hmm, so im a little embarrassed to say but lately...ive been pooping out liquids. is that weird to anyone? well, i dont know, just one day i go to the rest room after drinking a glass of milk like i normally do everyday, my poop comes out extremely fast, but the majority is liquid! and i dont mean like your ordinary diarrhea...i mean LIQUID! straight up really sucks not knowing why i poop like that...its been happening for the past couple days...*sighz*

Fullofarts's picture

Green/Black Poop potential cause.

I have had this too. Dark green to black looking. I though it could have been the iguanna I ate but then I read in the Medica (health ins) handbook that if you take anything with Bismuth in it this can happen. That means Pepto bismol,Malox etc. Look it up.
It helped calm me down and notice it only happes when I take a few Big doses or more in a day, I was freaked too.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I just helped a friend polish off a bottle of Shiraz lastnight and along with a really bad head ache this morning, I have BLACK POOP! Is this normal or do I have something seriously wrong with me and the timing is just a coincidence?

Anonymous Coward's picture

this morning i took a dookie and it was about a foot long and very green it was the coolest thing ever. . so cool that i sent a pic to my girlfriend!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Just had a green poop and thought I'd look up what it meant on the stomach ache. I smoke a lot of weed, but don't feel was just green...dark green like a mixed leaf salad, I had zucchini past for dinner last night and a dessert of apple pie ice cream crepe. Not worried yet...but, I had a green poop about three weeks ago too.

the grass is always greener's picture

Yeah, I had to google green poop too. Thank god for google, right? Anyway, yesterday and today I had green poop. And I mean green. Picture fresh spring grass stains on your jeans. poop form. Anyway, I've been wracking my brain, trying to figure out what I ate that caused this - I'm thinking it's the split pea soup I ate yesterday. I don't eat very many processed foods - I have food allergies, so it's mostly veggies, fruits, nuts, whole grains and meats (in other words, the only place I get food coloring from is my gatorade). I've never experienced this before, and have been eating this way since January. Any ideas?

Anonymous Coward's picture

Hey poeple, for the past 4 days ive been pooping dark green almost black poop! and today i pooped a foot long half black/green half brown turd. What im wondering is why my poop has been so dark. Can a little bite off a black fear factor roach do this? or how bout barbecue sauce?

Anonymous Coward's picture

ok i am concerned now! i have been shitting grass green for about 3 weeks. sometimes all green sometimes mixed. no excessive food coloring in my diet. dont drink any soda or koolaide. mostly water and gatoraide.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I Love sonics Ocean Water!! Well, I've been drinking a route 44, the largest they carry, for about 2 weeks now. Well, my POOP has been green, and I was starting to worry. I wasn't eating much green veggies, and then it hit me. Food coloring!! I hope that is what it is anyway. I'll stop drinking and update.

GrassyFarty's picture

I'm 11 and I've just got home from the restaraunt eating chicken tikka masala and a sticky toffee pudding an I now have slightly dark green poo and a slight stomach ache . I'm going on holiday tomorrow, and will I be alright?

Anonymous Coward's picture

For about a week, i have had a dark green, almost grey green in color poo. But pain has come with it the last two days. Low abdominal cramping.And i have this prior to having to go to the bathroom. Nothing out of the ordinary. Foods are same. Meds havent changed. The smell is awful. What could be wrong?

Anonymous Coward's picture

Love the poop stories. From experience:
Green poop w/o pain arises from...
1. Grape coolade
2. Lucky Charms
3. Grape juice
4. food coloring
5. Long periods of eating hot spicey foods on a regular basis, I've attributed this to detoxing of the liver.
6. Detox diets.
7. Stomach Bugs

Things I understand from research and experience:Black poop
1. Partially digested blood which could be caused from ulcers in the stomach or intestine.
2. Pepto Bismol
3. Too much iron in the diet.

Purple Poop experience:
I was a nurses aid and came across this in patients with long term hepatitis and liver problems... a good idea to get a THOROUGH work up if you know you are eating foods without dies or drinks without dies.

Typical problem taken care of by hot clear water of 2 cups first thing in the morning, and if you are a big man, at least 3-4. Do this before eating by 1/2 an hour to an hour. And drink a cup or glass of liquid after every meal. Keep your meats for noontime, and eat veges or fruits at night with no bread. Soups are good to.