green after surgery
Lisa O'Connor asks:
I recently had surgery for endometroisis 2 weeks ago, I just started my period for the first time since and am having bouts of diarhia that is a very bright green color, and i don't feel well. Could this be related to the surgery or is there something else going on?
Hopefully, you have seen a REAL doctor by now. However, I will attempt in my limited way to answer your question.
Adults can have green poop if they eat large amounts of green, leafy vegetables or if they eat large amounts of foods with green food coloring. Green feces can also occur with diarrhea if bile salts pass through the intestine unchanged. Bile salts are substances that make up bile, which is a fluid produced by the liver that help digest fat. The liver is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for filtering (removing) harmful chemical substances, producing important chemicals for the body, and other important functions.
You may have also been given antibiotics during your surgery that are wreaking havoc with your digestive system.
I hope everything has cleared up for you by now, and you are recovering well.
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.
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.
Got a question for her?