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.

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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"

Yuckiness's picture
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Soo.. since we're on the topic of poo
Mine too has been weird.
Dark Green - Almost Black
and it's liquid. :S
Also, I've been having terrible stomach pains.
and a little heartburn.
I don't like it!

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OK. I HAVE A DUMB QUESTION. I DRINK GREEN TEA DAILY. IS THIS WHAT IS CAUSING MY POOP TO BE GREEN? I GOOGLED THIS QUESTION ABOUT GREEN TEA AND COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I DRINK 1 CUP OF GREEN TEA IN THE MORNINGS AND I CUP IN THE AFTERNOON. IS THIS ENOUGH GREEN TEA TO MAKE MY POOP GREEN? AND SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

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My poo has been green and i have had diarrhea for about four days. The only thing that i can think of that i ingested is the off-brand grape crystal lite. From everyone elses inquiries it sounds like that may be the culprit.

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dude. stop posting the same post over and over. new, unverified users' comments have to be approved before they show up on here. i'm pretty sure you see a message to that effect when you post.
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Just to reconfirm, twice in two weeks - 3-4 cans of grape soda in a day = bright green poop for a day or two. Kind of runny, too. Fanta Grape Soda - according to the can it has food colorings RED 40 and Blue 1.

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Are you sure it wasn't blue #2?

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I have a enlarged spleen and it is causing me more and more pain. I also have gallbladder problems and gallstones. So I know some of the problems are from that however recently I spent two weeks in the hospital because the pain was so terrible. Found out that I had caught a parisite. I got better but now I am getting sick again. I went to the bathroom today and had alot of green poop and it was painful to pass but it was very soft. I am concerned I am getting sick again. I feel sick and funning a fever alot and have no energy. I have no insurance so I don't want to go to the hospital if it isn't nessecary. Please help me or point me in the correct direction for help thank you.
Concerned about my health.

King Pooper Stainer's picture
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I poop every day . Sometimes twice a day . Sometimes three times a day . This is a great website , especially during dinner time .

Anonymous Coward's picture
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Off brand grape crystal light? May very well cause the mean green beans... Ive been experienceing the same thing after a gallon of it.

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Ive drank 8 bottles of Gatorade Fierce Grape flavored, and this morning i took a odorless dark green poop! if u want green poop drink purple/grape flavored gatorade!!

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Where do you think they get the dye for the green Gatorade? Its a vicious cycle.

Kayley the ass's picture
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I ate popcorn and i had chocolate brown diahreah.Is that bad? t was also very watery.

KayleyTheAwesome's picture
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Um kayley id have to say its not bad.Man a person with the same name.Well what have you been taking?

Anonymous Coward's picture
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For the past week I have been taking green poops. I thought it was because of the poor eating (mainly cheese). So i decided to eat healthier and it is still green. Is that a bad sign? should I go see a doctor?

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Probably not, AC 4/23/08. Especially if you have started eating healthier. Have you been eating a lot of salad greens, perhaps? I know if I eat too much salad (as I have probably stated above) my poop will come out green for days afterward. Try eating different foods in your new diet, and laying off the salad greens for a few days to see what will happen. If the green poops stop, then you shouldn't worry about it and just enjoy your salads. If they don't stop, try to find other causes for the problem (such as minerals in your local water). The only time I would worry about calling a doctor is if your poop is bloody or black.

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The liver constantly a bright green fluid called bile that is secreted into the small intestine or stored in the gallbladder.

Bile is needed to absorb fats and fat soluble vitamins. It also helps to soften stools and is responsible for giving stools their characteristic brown color.

As bile makes its way through the intestines, it progressively changes color from green to yellow to brown, due to the action of bacteria in the large intestine on the bile salts.

Green stool often indicates that food has passed through the intestines faster than normal (called decreased bowel transit time), before it could be changed from green to brown.

Diarrhea decreases bowel transit time, so any condition that causes diarrhea can result in green stool.

Other causes of green stool include:

* Laxative use
* Antibiotic use
* Medication side effects
* Food poisoning
* Celiac disease
* Ulcerative colitis
* Crohn's disease
* Malabsorption
* Irritable bowel syndrome
* Bacterial overgrowth
* Infectious diarrhea - especially salmonella and giardia
* Traveler's diarrhea
* Cancer

Foods and supplements that can cause green stool include:
# Chlorophyll
# Iron supplements
# Algae

Note: Speak with your doctor about any change in bowel movements.

Anonymous Coward's picture
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ive been pooping dark green poop almost black for the past 4 days..not solid ..watery.. is that bad??

Anonymous Coward's picture
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ive been pooping turds the size of a football...
is that bad??

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First Anon Cow, yes, Second Anon Cow, no, but you might contact the Wilson Sporting Goods Company.
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Anonymous Coward's picture
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Fruity Pebbles can give green poop.

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I've been drinking the grape flavored grape things that you mix into water bottles. Lots of them too. I think this may be the reason for my dark dark green poop :\ I'll stop for awhile and see what happens :)

Thank tha' lawd fo' google.

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I had a gray-green poop one day after consuming lots of lettuce, spinach, and lime jello; it was nice. Yesterday, last day at school, I had to go urgently when I arrived, so I opened my room and went straight to the restroom. After a large movement, a quite normal brown color, I noticed a red (quite red, not brownish red) tint in the water, obviously coming from my poop and slowly getting more intense. Then I remembered: I had had a small portion of beets the night before. It wasn't enough to tint the poop red, but it certainly tinted the water.

Anonymous Coward's picture
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ii just did a poo, and it was really really really dark greeen, almost black what doe this mean ?

neon pooper's picture
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ohmygosh!!!! fellow green poopers- now i don't feel so alone!!!

i was at work today and i gave birth to the biggest/longest green poop. it was softserve easy to come out. it was an emerald/neon green color. absolutely wierd. i dont feel sick/and no tummy aches. however, i have been feeling bloated since last night. i had no grape soda- i drink mostly water. but i did have a big glass of milk last night with about 20 of those 'mothers animal cookies' (normally pink and white with colorfull dots, but i had the 4th of july ones that were red and blue and white)....i also have been eating A LOT of cheese of various types. gouda, mexican quesadilla cheese, as well as montery jack- could it be all the dairy- oh and some OJ as well. i feel normale amongst you all.

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After eating spinache for breakfeast and lunch and dinner I had serve stomache cramps and exsplovive green watery shits for the next 4 days and it was like a bomb had went off in my toilet and the shit was so green like grass even looked like someone chewed up grass and it juts exsploded into their toilet out their ass.I would say it was very intersting lol.

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Neon: The blue animal cookies are your green-poop source, I think. Blue or purple dye will do it. Try eating just the blue ones next time and see if the color repeats.

Anonymous Coward's picture
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Yes I ate licorice and my poop is green

Anonymous Coward's picture
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My Poo has been weird for a long time, For about a year i had what seemd like straight water with a brown tint to it, Now it takes forever to poo, feels like im trying to squeeze out a watermelon, Then soon as i fight that out with tears, it turns to water and the rest just squirts out. Man this sux... When will i be normnal again....

Anonymous Coward's picture
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My poop has been green for a few days now.. It started out dark green and now is bright green.. I haven't changed anything I have been eating but at night I have stomaches.. What could be wrong with me>??

marinemom's picture
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Hello, my son has been having very dark green almost black poop for the past few days. Nothing in his diet has changed we havent tried any new foods lately so I can't explain the poop. He don't act like he is sick or anything (2 yr old). It's textured like play doh. Should I call the doctor?

Anonymous Coward's picture
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Thank God to find out that my son's green diapers are from the new grape juice he has be drinking so much of...come to find out this supposedly all natural grape juice contains Blue #1 and Red # 40! Hence the reason for his electric green poops...I knew it must be something along these lines because he has not be sick with any type of virus.
Thanks poopreport
from a concerned mother

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I noticed yesterday that my poo was green... it creeped me out!

it floated to the top of the waterand was a medium green... like the colour of leves or grass...

this morning and all today its been the same!

i had 2 pink gelattis, toasted cheese sandwhich, water, lamb, carrots, chocolatee... its weird and im scared please help!

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ohhh shit (literally)! uhm ya i have been having greenish poop lately and i dont know what it is. i have been very gassy and i will occasionally get sharp pains in my stomach. i have no clue what is wrong but i dont want to die, im in my early teens. . can anyone tell me whats going on??

Black PooPoo's picture
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This is for the black poop people(who know about it)

It said what did you eat... i ate some Pumpkin Spice bread that had been frozen since christmas i ate some of it then i started feeling sick like 10 mins after the next morning i woke up at like 6 a.m. and went into the bathroom and had diaareah(or however its spelled) it was more like pissing out of my ass i could feel clumps about the size of BB's coming out

then i threw up twice and been sick sence

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Spinich gives me green shit. It's very attractive.

Red POO! yes, RED POO's picture
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I thought I was going to die, I thought I had to be hemoraging to death, But other than bright red Poo, there was nothing physically wrong with me. I Started having an anxiety attack, thinking I was bleeding out. That I didn't have enough time to call 911 I would be dead before they got there.. Then I remembered I had drank a raspberry crystal light.. It was dark red .. just like my poo! I had pood green before after fierce grape gater aid.. but Red just didn't seem as normal!

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2 days ago i put a pen thing in my anal cavity. not the pen its self only the shell. today i ate a spicy chicken burger from wendys but i took off the tomatoes. i also had fries chicken nuggets and barbecue sauce on them. i went to the bathroom and there was a slightly red substance mixed with original brown. it wasnt dark but not really bright either. please i am freaking out. am i cut or bleeding or is it what i ate. HELP

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I had a green poop that floated in the toilet and as it sat in the stool, it started to turn the water around it green- like a food colored turd. no stomach aches or anything. I ate a whole box of gobstoppers yesterday maybe thats what its from...

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my poo was bright green today. Like fluorescent green! it also had some orange in it in a tiedie kind of pattern. If i'm being honest i had a good long look at it cos its was actually the prettiest poo i've ever seen. It smelt like pure evil though.

i've recently had flu, haven't been eating right and last night, got drunk off my ass. Anything peculiar sounding to you? It's gods honest truth no word for a lie, but seriously though. Soooo green. Like grass green and brick orange

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little johnny jnr... I once got drunk on green creme de menthe and made a neon green poop the next morning. It felt like it was coated with ground glass, probably from all the sugar that was in the liquor. I have never touched creme de menthe again,

Your liver secretes bile into your intestines to aid in the digestion of fats. Bile is bright green but changes to yellow and then brown as it travels through your intestines, this change is caused by the action of your intestinal bacteria working on the bile salts.

If food travels through you intestines to rapidly, decreased bowel transit time, it can cause your poop to have a green color. It I were you I would not worry to much if my next poop was normal. If the green poop became the standard issue from my anus I would see a doctor.


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I actually have green poop and stomachaches. I went to the doctor last Tuesday and it turns out I have a stomach infection. Go to the doctor Little Johnny! 10 days of antibiotics ought to clear that right up.

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I have been throwing up blood/bile and pooping blood/multi-colored Sh** for over a year now. I have been through every medical test available and they can find no reason. Now the pain has pushed into my back to the point I cannot sleep for more than an hour or two a night. I can't work, I can't sleep and I don't dare eat much at any one time. I have mystified six hospitals now - and no longer know what to do.

The only color I haven't been able to poop is Blue - think about it... there has to be an answer out there somewhere!!!!

My diet is mostly chicken, vegetables (less green the better at this point), dairy and I smoke menthols and drink about 5-6 beers a day.

Any advice out there? Will I be this sick and listless forever? Is it time for Geritol or Metamucil or something else? HELP!!!!

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I have had green and black poo , for awhile, I saw on oprah that it is not a good sign, I have no health insurance and I am scared, my little girl is now having the same , do I have my water tested or the air or food , what do I do to protect her ,please help

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Chances are you both ate something to make the same color changes in both of your pooes. Are you taking iron supplements that can cause green and black poo. Do you all eat alot of licorice, that will also make green and black poo. If you ate a snowball that is blue or green and mix with red or purple, yep. Green and black poo. If it stinks real real real bad and black it could be digested blood. Usually this poo is not formed but soft and runny. Digested blood in poo stinks so bad its no mistaking it is blood. If poo is formed and not making you die from the smell, it is not blood poo.
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so i have been having little cramps every once in a while threw out the day and liquid poo for the last 3 days. along with a little blood when i wipe. whats could be wrong with me?

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You could have some sort of intestinal flu or virus, or you could be eating something that disagrees with you. On this site are a lot of people with a lot of knowledge about poop and pooping, but we cannot know what, if anything, is your particular trouble. If it persists, see your doctor.

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So my nerves were shot after my boyfriend broke up with me a week ago, but i'm fine now with the nerves but i'm still having bright green poop. when i wipe it looks like a green highlighter... i did have grape soda like 4 or 5 days ago, but only a cup and i've been eating blueberry frosted mini wheats for breakfast every morning. think the blue dye has anything to do with that?

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Yep

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Hi Pooper trooper88. Sorry to hear about your boyfriend leaving you. Eating foods after is always a side effect of getting dumped. Hey we get depressed!
To share a bit of humor I thought to tell you my story!
I was kidnapped by a Martian and even though their planet is red, those green men are just as unfaithful as those nasty earthlings!
One night my Martian boyfriend who visited me often decided it was over!! How dare him!
He had found someone from Pluto so I was history!
I chewed him up big time and now its one green poo after another.
Mind you, I do hope that the little space gun he was holding doesn't go off anytime soon! Don't worry! Breakups, with lots of goodies will turn a girls poo green!
Not to mention the nervous tension, but beware of any green men as they are just as dangerous as ours.
Hope I've helped to at least bring a chuckle to you in your trying time and hugs girl, we all meet someone else and next guy may be the right one!

Anonymous Coward's picture
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My husband has celiac disease, and recently after eating some spinach, he had green poop. This doesn't seem very normal to me. I recently read that people who have celiac don't digest their food normally. Does anyone know if this is true. Thanks for your comments. Sandy

Anonymous Coward's picture
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drank powerade when i had food poisoning- straightup blue powerade came out

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lol this site is great! So anyways, I just pooped Green Poop today. I looked in the toilet and i was like "Woa!.. That's so cool " lol anyways, I think its from this GrapFruit Malt Liquor Flavored Alcoholic Energy Drink Called ( Four Loko ) haha that shit gets you fucked up. I drank 2, I had minor Stomach Cramps But that's typical after a night of drinking. ( more commonly known as the Beer Shits ) haha anyways, awesome website. peace.

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For three days now I have been having a lot of pain when I poop. The size of my stool is not big at all. There is no blood but the color of my stool is green. I do not have stomach pains or diahrrea. At first I thought it was something I ate, but it has been far to long for the pain and the color to contine to show. What could be the reason for this?

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F.y.i., consuming large bowls of generic lucky charms (ralf's and malt-o-meal) is the result of my experience.

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hi, for the past 2 months i have been throwing up bile, nothing else, and haven't been able to eat food during the day, only at nights. i have only recently started having runny green poo, i get stomach cramps, but not all the time. I have been to the doctors many times but they cant find the reason. they told me im healthy. what could be wrong with me? i need some kinda of answer i feel miserable :( this has been going on for to long...im tierd :(

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Well, there's your problem, poopy puck, you're "tiered". You should be pyramided, or perhaps ovoid. If you really wanna shoot for the moon, aim for trapezoid, that will really mess with those doctors' heads.

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Poopy Pucky: That sounds a bit like when I had clostridium difficile, usually called C.Diff. Yours doesn't sound as bad as what I suffered through (the dehydration nearly killed me, I passed out on way to hospital) but you may ask your doctor about C. Diff or other kinds of Colitis. Sounds like intestinal infection to me. Get your ass checked out! Be well.

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I started to eat healthy about a week ago, usually my poop is great when I eat better but clearly I've consumed too much broccoli because my crap is green. UGH

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Hello, Broccoli: Yes, any green veggie can do it, especially spinach; the lighter green the veggie, the more it would take (I'm not sure celery would work, for instance; you'd have to eat too much). Likewise, green, blue, or black food coloring can do it.

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I really dont see a point at all to this website, if all the insight you're going to give is "see a doctor."

waste of bandwidth if you ask me.

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Dear ACP, If you back up and check the purpose of this site you will find that it is here for the "intellectual appreciation of poop humor" and not for the "dispensing of valid medical remedies and procedures."

We do attract some that have suffered some rather traumatic poop related maladies and are only to happy to pass on knowledge about what helped them but, that is not the primary purpose of the site.


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One time I pooped at it was shaped like a heart!

Anonymous's picture
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Ya... Your system wasn't letting you poo and gave you stomach aches. When you finally took the Pepto it released the poo from your system and your system is pushing it through so fast it doesn't have time to do what it normally does to change it to the normal brown color it normally is.

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ha ha ha very funny + 7 years

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My butt and stumach always rumbles i try going to the bathroom but nothing ever happends and when i do go to the bathroom is always the runs but even after i do poop my stumach and my butt does the same thing. My stumach has been hurting for 2 months now and i dont know whats going on!! Im worried..

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