Green Poop: The Implications Of Food Dye On Poop Color

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Editor's note: here's the short answer -- blue food coloring turns your poop green. Keep reading to find out more, and then peruse the many, many comments for corroboration.

Since my freshman year in college (a small liberal arts college in
northern Vermont), I've been fascinated with the correlation between the ingestion of
food-coloring and the color of the poop produced. Lest you think I'm fabricating, here's the background:

The year was 1996. I was a biochem major at St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont.
I had consumed copious quantities of Purplesaurus Rex
Kool-aid in a one night time frame. A few hours later, I pooped. It was
green. Bright green. I was fascinated, and called as many of my
floor-mates as would come into the stall to marvel at the miracle of the
"not brown, not bloody shit".












I was a bit of a celeb for a while, until others replicated my
"experiment". Similar results ensued, with me being notified of each event
via e-mail. So, a craze started.

As the progenitor of the new species of poo, I was caught in the middle. Research spread far and wide; of
a campus of 2700 students, I was receiving up to 45 e-mails a day from
poopexplorers.

Anyway, enough drivel. Here's the science:

The dye used in purplesaurus Rex is FDA Blue #5, and dye-lake
red. Turns out that when metabolized in sufficient quantity, the blue dye combines
with bile, and forms a brilliant green. The red, absorbing at a 595nm
spectrum, is harmlessly eliminated.

What matters is quantity. I consumed 6
liters of the Kool-aid in the night in question (sans alcohol, that comes
later). I set up a study in the dorm, with people consuming anywhere from
(1) 250mL glass of the stuff (approximately (1) 8oz glass) to the maximum tested
so far, 6L. The experiment was structured on a single-blind study (won't get FDA
approval, but sufficient), with only myself knowing what each was consuming.

How did the experiment come into being, you might ask? Well, I campaigned for 24 "volunteers"
(the first consuming 1 glass, the last consuming 24 glasses). How did they
not know what they were drinking? Well, since it was only single-blind,
they essentially did -- though all were required to drink 6L of fluid total,
and ordered not to defecate at all in the 6 hours of the experiment.

Example: Subject 1 received 250mL of the subjected test substance, and
5.75L of water. Subject 2 received 500mL of the stuff and 5.5L of water.

Everyone was agreeable at first, but soon dissention reigned prime. But order
was maintained. After 6 hours, orders were given to poop, supervised (more or less).
Since I had unrestricted access to the chem and bio labs, samples of each
"extrusion" were taken, in the amount of 2g.

The results were heartening. I plan on getting a PhD (which, in this instance would probably mean, "PUSH
HARDER, DUMMY!") on this someday, so I won't post my final data, just enough
to give an idea:


  • Subject 1: 250mL Purplesaurus Rex with 5750mL water:

    Stool, firm and brown. Spectrophotometer reading: normal.

  • Subject 12: 3000mL Purplesaurus Rex with 3000mL water:

    Stool, firm(ish) and green(ish). Spec reading 550nm (definitely Green...just not GREEN)
  • Subject 24: 6000mL Purplesaurus Rex with 0mL water:

    Stool, Firm(ish) and
    Green, resplendent of original test subject (me). Spec reading, 535nm. Definition of GREEN confirmed.

  • Further experiments considered fruit punch (mostly synthetic, only 2.5%
    fruit juice), Hi-C of various persuasions, and various and sundry other
    store-bought concoctions.

    If you're interested in my results, let me know...I'll gladly share them for
    the good of society.

    -- Dave J




    On May 27 2003, PoopReport.com received this email. Dave J, the author of the above piece, was so happy that he wanted this added to his story as proof that writing for PoopReport can improve people's lives.

    dear poopreport,

    i know you may find this hard to believe, but you just eased my mind tremendously about our daughter's "poop situation." beginning yesterday about 5p.m. our daughter began having bright green dirty diapers. she has had four in a 24 hour period and i (being an over paranoid mom) have contacted everyone i know, including our pediatrician, and no one had any answers other than it will probably go away. that response just does not cut it with me. i had to have answers. i have been on-line non-stop trying to dig up a possible answer. i told our doctor that the only new food or drink she had consumed was "purple kool-aid" and lots of it. he told me that purple kool aid would not produce green stool. after reading your article i realize it can. thank you soooo much. after hours of searching and worrying, i am off to bed.

    -- grateful mom


    1604 Comments on "Green Poop: The Implications Of Food Dye On Poop Color"

    Anonymous's picture

    Frosting with a tonne of blue food coloring does it too. My 4 year old had cake with bright blue frosting that I made and her poop was bright green. [I found this website by looking online to see if I should call her Dr in the morning]

    Anonymous's picture

    I ate blue-colored shave ice and had perfectly green loose poop for a couple of days. My boyfriend took only a bite from my shave ice and had a hint of green color in his poop. It was great to read this study. Good luck with the PhD.

    ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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    There is no definitive answer to your question. Sarah Lefkowitz, a registered dietitian, offers the following;

    "Average intestinal transit time (how long it takes for your food to become poo) is about 40 – 45 hours."

    Note that the key word is "average" some people may have a faster rate of peristalsis and some people may be slower.

    How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

    Anonymous's picture

    How long does the poop stay colored? after a late snack Saturday night & then breakfast Sunday AM of Market Pantry Frosted Fruit O's (Target branded fruit loops), my son's poop was bright green and still is. It's now Tuesday night. It even colors the toilet water green.
    Need colored poop duration please :)
    Thank You,
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    MSG's picture
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    I guess I never have enough food coloring to make my poop bright green, though earlier this year I did have one a dullish sort of green after cake with blue frosting. The most I usually notice is that Oreo cookies or other chocolate in sufficient quantity can produce a somewhat darker brown stool.

    ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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    Dear Anonymous, Blackberry popcorn? I guess I just don't get out and about often enough because this is a new one on me. I am a traditionalist as far as popcorn is concerned and think anything other than salt and butter is going to far. Well, I suppose a bit of Cracker Jacks on occasion is okay.

    Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to the kitchen to fix a tuna and jelly sandwich for breakfast.

    How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

    Anonymous's picture

    It appears that Blackberry Popcorn produces the same results! FYI. Thanks for easing my fears!

    Anonymous's picture

    I actually ate blue raspberry kettle corn (about half a cup) and my poop was bright green. Didn't even look real it was so green.

    Anonymous's picture

    My poop has been this very GREEN color for a week all thanks to generic brand fruit loops. I just can't stop eating those delicious sweet circles!

    Anonymous's picture

    Omg! I must say thank you too. I had a blue raspberry snow ball I totally forgot about until I pooped out turquoise colored poo. I freaked out because the water even turned greenish blue. Your website saved me!

    Anonymous's picture

    A week ago I had a bowl of Fruit Loops. Fruit Loops always makes me shit green but the surprising thing this time is that I only had the cereal once and after a week I'm still shitting green. Maybe I'm backed up.

    Anonymous's picture

    Just happened to me. Damn those berries.

    Anonymous's picture

    After having a busy day two days ago and guiltily snagging a bag of KFC+gravy on the way home at eight thirty, ravenous, I pooped BRIGHT green. All I had was crispy chicken (actually kind of soggy once I got home, do not recommend), gravy, mashed potatoes, more gravy. Obviously the gravy now seems suspect, as everything else was basically WHITE, but I know iron causes it too.

    Anyone else had a problem with super pumped-up chicken? I had leftovers yesterday, and this morning, same thing. ???

    Anonymous's picture

    Had a blue frosted cupcake for the 4th of July, bright green poop!

    Anonymous's picture

    This happened to me yesterday and I nearly panicked! It took me about four hours and I was taking a picture and sending it to my husband before I realized that it was the Blue Coconut Slushy I had from Sonic. It was very tasty and now I have NEON Green poop. Glad to know I'm normal and not dying as I had initially thought. Thanks for your help guys!

    Anonymous's picture

    Oh, Thank you! I Was wondering what kind of virus/infection would cause this...BLUE SNO-CONES!!! Had me scared $hitless this week.

    ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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    There are many reasons to eliminate Tang from his diet. Green poo is not one of them.

    How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

    Anonymous's picture

    LOL, Blue ocean water at Sonic. YUP turned my poo green.

    Anonymous's picture

    My poo has been a fetching shade of spring green for a while now and thanks to this lovely page I am no longer considering a visit to the emergency room. Blue snow-cones are the culprit! You saved me hundreds of dollars and countless hours of humiliation! Hooray!

    Anonymous's picture

    16 oz of grape Kool-Aide and I'm good. 1L of grape Gatorade and I shat. Green. As a youngster, around 5ish, I recall having a rhinovirus. Don't remember the details other than green poo. Naturally, this time I freaked. I'm not even sure if the same virus strain still lurks 30 yrs later. Anyhow, thanks to all of you brave 'dooers' who experimented in the name of society!

    Anonymous's picture

    Same thing happened to us when we ate there!!! We freaked out, glad to hear same thing happened to you!

    Anonymous's picture

    Great Value Cereal Fruit Spins turns my son's stool green. I hope this comment helps some other concerned parent.

    Anonymous's picture

    I just read this on a site where bodybuilders go to discuss their poop. I should probably add that my poop turns gold after I go down on Kim Kardashian.

    Anonymous's picture

    Yes, Captain Crunch, "Oops! All Berries" has turned my wife's poo really bright green. It's crazy, I could see the dyes running out of the poop. We thought she had something going on with her bile? Scarred the shit out of us! More like "Poops All Berries!"

    Anonymous's picture

    Just one chocolate cupcake with blue icing produced the green effect the next day for me. I thought "WTF??!!"

    I was too embarrassed to call my doctor, but was greatly relieved to read this article!! Thank you.

    Unfortunately, you can't really put warning labels on cupcakes...

    Anonymous's picture

    Happens to my kids all the time..lol

    Anonymous's picture

    Just got back from Disney, green poo after eating mexican at Epcot!

    Anonymous's picture

    Grape Shasta. Makes sense now.

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    Anonymous's picture

    Your amazing experiment has eased my mind and answered many of the questions I had about the world.

    I had four bowls of Boo Berry cereal. BRIGHT GREEN poop.

    This also explains why the black cherry slushie at Burger King so many years ago caused a difference in stool color.

    Anonymous's picture

    Thanks for the site, really brings me peace of mind. I like to wake up first thing after an all night drunk and chug 2-3 Fierce Grape Gatorades and when I started noticing turds that looked like freshly picked produce I was worried I had a liver problem. But then I noticed the color would change mid-turd and sometimes have a tie-dye or kaleidescope effect, so I thought it could be a food dye, glad I found your site I can shit in peace now.

    Anonymous's picture

    There is no "blueish green" to speak off. Captain Crunch all berries has turned my poo GREEN for days. I mean like motherboard green, or mountain dew bottle green. Scared the crap out of me the first time (hehehehe)

    Anonymous's picture

    Sound like rip-off Disney serving fake blue corn chips... the real ones don't paint your poo.

    But a friend of mine took a vacation in New Mexico and caught some funky parasite from blue corn tortillas (not chips). She was rather fond of the critters and sorry to see the doctors poison them out of her system. She and Daphne would probably get along rather well...

    Anonymous's picture

    Froot Loops=Green Poo

    Anonymous's picture

    Mostly I poop blood and Vaseline.

    Anonymous's picture

    Drank three 24oz cans of Grape flavored Four Loko last night, and this morning my poop was brilliantly green.
    I don't recommend this though, because that particular beverage is 12% alcohol and after 72oz of it I blacked out and peed the bed. Not the smartest thing I've ever done, but not the dumbest either. Life goes on....luckily.

    Anonymous's picture

    Wow... I had the exact same experience at Disneyworld. It was totally bright green the next day. I suspected the blue corn chips from the cantina at Epcot. Now I know for sure!

    Anonymous's picture

    Thanks for the article. I ate Captain Crunch "Oops All Berries" last night and found a brown/green #2 mix that had me perplexed at first and ready to call the doctor thinking I had some signs of cancer. I feel a lot better now.

    Anonymous's picture

    Oh, butt you are so very, very abnormal ;-)

    Anonymous's picture

    Thank you for your post!! I just went and was concerned when it was such an extraordinary green! Almost beautiful! So I started thinking of what I ate and thought of nothing unusual... that is until I remembered the cake I made yesterday, with more blue food coloring in the icing than I have ever put before! Now I know and thank you!!

    Anonymous's picture

    I ate an insane amount of these sweet blue candies for the past two days
    . They looked like little blue berries, but a brightly colored blue. They were delicious! I woke up this morning for my "morning dew" and it was bright green!!! I was shocked, thought something may be wrong. I remembered eating lots of the blue candy so I Googled to see if blue coloring created green dew.....I'm so relieved!!!!! Thanks for posting!!!!

    Anonymous's picture

    I was petrified a moment ago when my two year old had bad diarrohea in the toilet which was olive green then suddenly turned bright, light green! I panicked phoned my mum and was just about to make a docs appointment when I thought to check the internet. It suddenly crossed my mind that my daughter had eaten some of the spare coloured icing I had made to ice my father's b'day cake. She took bits as I was working on it and it was two icings of vivid blue and lime/green! I wondered if the icing could have affected her poo and sure enough realised on reading your article that yes, it can! Not sure I want to eat some of dad's cake now!! I have eaten it before and never altered my poo but my little girl has a tummy bug anyway so presumably it must have passed straight through her! Anyway, panic over with! Phew! Thanks for your article- interesting and certainly enlightening!!! :D

    Anonymous's picture

    I SHITTTED GREEN TODAY!! I HAD TO SEARCH IT UP!! And in relief found this amazing green poop post! Guess I'm not alone. So it's the food coloring! I happened to eat 4 bowls of captain crunch cereal which had blueberry's inside it, due to my brother mixing shit up, I was hungry so I just ate it, and kept eating 'cause it tasted good.

    Anonymous's picture

    You post helped me tremendously... I was freaking out today when I saw my stool this morning. My initial thought was that I was sick. When thinking about what I ate yesterday, the only think that had any color in it...were the chips at the Cantina. Your posts confirmed my suspicions. Thank you.

    No I can just appreciate the novelty of having green pooh.

    Anonymous's picture

    also if you eat fruity cereals like trix and captain crunch oops all berries turn it a blueish green

    Anonymous's picture

    I was worried this morning when I went to the bathroom, which prompted me to research to make sure everything was okay. So yeah PURPLE FANTA is definitely the culprit!! :-)

    Anonymous's picture

    Thank you so much for this! I could hug you! ({}) I went to the movies last night and had a Blue Raspberry ICEE. I'm fairly health conscientious so I usually don't bother with the concession stand at the movies and opt to bring my own decidedly healthier options. I gave in and had the ICEE. Anyway, fast-forward to 10am the next day and I go to the bathroom right before yoga and there it was, neon green poop! I almost screamed but held it in as not to frightened anyone who might be within earshot. All through class and most of today, I reviewed my food intake of the previous day and just couldn't figure it out until I did research and came across you article here. All I knew was I felt fine, I wasn't sick and hadn't eaten anything that color or so I thought. Whew! What a sigh of relief! Thanks again!

    Anonymous's picture

    Blue icing on cupcakes, made wiping quiet worriesome. Glad to know everyone I Fed them to will go through the same thing >:)

    Anonymous's picture

    Yummy orange and black tortilla chips=green poop.

    Anonymous's picture

    I was initially freaked our when I saw green poop in the toilet bowel,
    but after this website I remembered I had three bottles of fierce grape
    gatorade. Also red velvet cake turned my poop streaked red color before.

    Anonymous's picture

    I just experienced the same thing at Epcot eating their fake blue tortilla chips.

    Anonymous's picture

    OMG...I just got home from 8 days in Disney and have been pooping GREEN! You just totally made me feel better, we ate in Mexico 3 times while we were there!

    Anonymous's picture

    Just an FYI that Big Y +H2O Drink Mix in Grape does the same, as I have been pooping green now for days on end. One half packet dissolved in 32 oz., and I drink about 32-64 oz. of this per day. Thanks for this site, I am relieved! :)

    Anonymous's picture

    Two words: Twizzlers licorice!!!!!

    Anonymous's picture

    So glad this thread lasted up into the 2011's. Bought this vanilla frosting which was probably drenched with food colorings to give it the color of black (Halloween cake) and my stool was bright St. Patrick's Day grass green and hard. I never seen poop such a color. It was a pretty green.

    Must be new food coloring dyes they are using in the past decade, because I've ate blue stuff before. Love blue raspberry pops since I was a child in the 60's and I never seen stool bright green before. Pretty green ... not diarrhea green.

    Anonymous's picture

    Oh man, so I've had stomach issues for a while (gluten intolerant) and when I pooped this morning, I about shit.. oh wait. It was bright green with hints of blue. Thought I had a bacterial infection or something, but then I realized something: those damned orange and black Halloween tortilla chips last night. Yup. After reading all the other comments/articles on this website, I breathed a deep sigh of relief. I rarely eat anything with food coloring in it, so you can imagine my surprise. Glad to know we all have greenish blue poos from time to time.

    Anonymous's picture

    Ditto! Same time frame too! Came home after being in Epcot's Mexico this past Sunday and by Monday (10/24) we were all dropping little leprechauns. Four days later, still at it. Lots of Blue Dye #5 in the blue corn chips!

    Anonymous's picture

    Been drinking extra concentrated green cordial. As after my tooth extraction was the only sweet thing I was allowed and to my surprise glowing green poopie . Thanks for giving me piece of mind

    Anonymous's picture

    Awesome! Vacationed for 8 days at Disney World and after day 3 had some crazy green poo! I freaked out and even called my doctor and they told me it was probably something I ate. I guessed it was the Mexican food at Epcot. Poo turned brown again. Then, just for fun, I went and ate more Mexican food at Epcot to test my theory...and I was right! More green poo! Turns out it was the blue corn chips they serve at the Cantina. :) lol!

    Anonymous's picture

    Lots of strawberry soda turned my poop green..atleast thats what i hope it is lol.

    ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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    If green tea makes your poop green you are drinking a tea with some kind of food coloring added. Green tea has a very small amount of green color, it's really more yellow than green or very light green at best.

    I have been drinking green tea on a daily basis for about 50 years and my shit has almost always been the traditional brown.

    How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

    Anonymous's picture

    Green tea also makes you poop green. The weired thing is that i've drank green tea before, but it's been recently that i've been pooping green. If i poop green tomorrow, it must surely be the tea.

    Anonymous's picture

    Two cans of Green Tilt and one can Blue Tilt = Super green poop in the AM. I'm so glad I'm not alone.

    Anonymous's picture

    Eight 16 oz. bottles of blue Gaterade in two days = GREEN POO! and runny at that :(

    Anonymous's picture

    Amazing, isn't it. I had similar
    situation.

    During the summer months we would get lemon ice a couple times a week. I love the blue raspberry.

    Had noticed a change in color for the past month. Started to really get worried and finally found this website.

    Have since decided no more Blue Ice for me. Thanks

    Anonymous's picture

    09/20/2011. Drank a bunch of 'purple' flavored store-brand beverage powder over the weekend.

    Produced Lime to British-Racing tones of green. Scared the, well, that, out of me. Suspected the purple drank, but wondering why it would be green and not purple. Googled, found this page, feel alot better.

    Thanks.

    Anonymous's picture

    My 3 year old son just got off the toilet and said "my poop is green!" I had to look. It was actually half brown/half green. I thought for a minute about what he had eaten yesterday. Then I remembered the blue ice cream he had last night! This website confirmed my suspicion. Thank you!

    Anonymous's picture

    Ive been eating giant eagle's value brand of twizzlers...and only the blue and green kinds... and they have been on super sale.. so ive eaten "alot." And well to say the least ive been shittin bricks thinking something was horribly wrong. Its a classic neon tennis ball green. But now its all starting to make sense. Thanks doc poo

    Anonymous's picture

    Blue Hawaiian Cocktails :)

    Tasted great on a hot summer's eve, but caused some concern the next morn.

    Anonymous's picture

    lol all I did was eat a cookie cake with blue icing on it. Thanks so much for this. ahah I was like what the crap, this is green!! What's wrong with me!? Good to know the answer is nothing.

    Anonymous's picture

    I wonder if mine was the neon worms (I love the blue/red ones). I didn't have that many but it's happened the last few times I ate them. Glad to know I'm not abnormal.

    Anonymous's picture

    i don't flush the toliet

    Anonymous's picture

    Three cans on Anheuser Busch "tilt" (blue can) in the evening, greenish-blue poop the next late morning. Thought I ate a "Smurf" in my sleep.

    Anonymous's picture

    Thank you for this site.... I was a little worried this morning after my morning bathroom trip. I had a really loose stool after overeating more than likely but to my shock it was St Patty's Day in the bowl. Not slightly green but GREEN.
    I have had greenish stools after eating spinach or other greens but this was different. Enough to make me check the net.
    The culprit... a 32 Blue Rasyberry Slurpee kind of thing from a gas station! It was good going down and now that I am not concerned kind of fun coming out ;)
    thanks and I think I might buy my girlfriend one just to see her shock.

    Anonymous's picture

    Grape Crush soda... YUP!!! Green Poo!!

    Anonymous's picture

    I'm very in touch with my inner rectum and can predict which foods will turn my fecal matter which color. In some cases

    I have even used a fecal sac to help turn my feces different shades in order to have different bio paints.

    If this website was sold , well hell new owner. Im the_shitman and im here to deficate on your forums. btw im never going to leave. ive been comming here 9 years.. just ask dave and dappy doodles

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    Anonymous's picture

    I WILL NEVER STOP

    NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENEDS I WILL BE KNOWN AS THE LONGEST PERSISTING PAIN IN YOUR RECTAL CAVITY AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO GET BACK TO THE FORUM AND USE MY OLD NAME. NOTHING WILL STOP ME, I WILL NEVER STOP DOING WHAT I DO.

    YOU CAN NOT CONTAIN, YOU CAN NOT HINDER AND YOU WILL NEVER DISUADE ME FROM COMPLETING MY FECAL MISSION IN LIFE WHICH IS TO PAINT THE WORLD... A LIGHT BROWN HUE

    Anonymous's picture

    I can't figure out how to leave a comment, so I'm 'replying' to yours.

    Anyway, I had an ugly green poop this morn. Looking around as to what causes greenies, I found this article and realized I had been drinking a bunch of this cheap-o dollar store THIRSTEE grape mix. It used Blue 1 and Blue Lake 1...unlike the Blue used in the experiment. I wonder if that makes a difference?

    Anonymous's picture

    We look to see if we don't need to look any more (that our butthole is 'clean').

    Or to feel proud and think "Wow, look what I just did."

    MSG's picture
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    Yes, indeedy, J Castle, a day or a few days after you lay off the black vodka (!), you will poop brown again--unless, of course, you ingest something else with strong coloring in it. I wonder what your vodka would produce if you had beets as part of the next meal. If you try that, let us know.

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    I remember that when I was a kid whenever I ate pickle flavored potato chips my shit would always turn a nasty green color. Couldnt tell you now, though.

    How many times do I have to flush before you go away?

    Anonymous's picture

    Yesterday I had a blue frosting cupcake, this morning my poop was GREEN... I was like what caused it and you just answered it. the Food Coloring. Thank you.

    Anonymous's picture

    has anyone have had the green color bleed from the poop into the water? almost like green paint dropped in.
    I had some superman icecream yesterday. along with some red koolaid and i think this may be the culprit but ive had some intestinal issues in the past.

    Anonymous's picture

    It's good to know nothings wrong with me!

    Anonymous's picture

    I had the greenn poop happen to me this morning too. Well I thought maybe I was sick on the inside and didn't know it. So I thoght I will check on ask.com and maybe get some answers and I did this report helped tremendously!!! I ate cake with blue and green icing last night and there is the food coloring that made my poop bright green. At least I know now what it could be and I'm for sure cuz I was fine before this crazy shit!!! Lol. Thank you, paty

    Anonymous's picture

    even happened with a blue velvet cupcake. yikes.

    Anonymous's picture

    I went to Cedar Point yesterday and succumbed to my hankering for a blue raspberry Sno-Cone. Thank you Dave J for posting this article on the poopreport. It is comforting to know something is not wrong with me. It makes me giggle thinking about all the people I saw yesterday eating the blue raspberry Sno-Cones who also are probably surprised with their bright green poo today.

    VenusMattson579's picture

    I just let a big one go boom on the toilet. It was not green, but it was pink. Im freaked out, can you help me? Please...
    mattson
    cafetiere nespresso

    Anonymous's picture

    This morning I produced a bright green, reasonably firm stool. This caused mild alarm, although because it wasn't a hateful, runny diarrhea I wasn't too worried. Which got me to thinking: What have I eaten in the last 24 hours? Pizza, chicken salad, nothing unusual. Oh, but wait! Wife brought home a large bottle of purple (Welch's) grape soda. I guzzled a goodly amount (sorry, no specific measures were taken). And I got to thinking, perhaps the digestive process added or subtracted color to produce the, um, green effect. To the Goodle we go, and ... Shazam!

    Thank you, poop report, for giving us the straight poop.

    -- Green with relief

    J Castle's picture

    This site has really eased my mind. Y'see, last night I drank a whole fifth of Eristoff Black vodka. I read a review from some British individual (not that there's anything wrong with that) that warned about the heavy dye in the vodka staining lips, tongue and teeth. But it didn't say anything about turning my poo Crayola green. So it was much to my surprise this morning when I unleashed a bowl-ravaging monster and wiped to discover that the TP, instead of being painted the usual color, was instead decorated with a vibrant blue-green. I looked in the bowl and was both puzzled and delighted to see a massive ink-black poop warship half submerged in a dark blue-green sea. It happened again a couple hours ago. I was starting to wonder if my turds would ever go back to normal.

    Mikel's picture

    I stumbled onto this site because I was trying to figure out what in Tang was giving my 2 year old the neon green diarrhea...Now, sadly, I feel better...Guess it's less Tang for him...

    Geewhiz's picture

    Large Sonic Dr. Pepper with blue coconut two days in a row produces bright green poop and possibly some diarrhea effect.

    sitaround's picture

    Grape kool-aid and nacho cheese make poop green as the grass, and its from my ass!!

    I ate a bunch of nacho cheese, grape kool-aid and about a pound of asparagus.....greenies!!

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    For the past week I've had loose black stools....did some research on the web and decided I was dying...and have been really bummed since I lost my job two months ago and have no health insurance. After planning my funeral bash, I came across this site-and realized that my black raspberries are in season and I've been eating at least a cup of them a day, plus the delicious cobbler I made. Thanks for a great site! It looks like I'll live to see another day!

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    One 12 oz Blue Hawaiian was all it took. Freaked out in my hotel until I read this site. Then I laughed. Neon green...definitely one for the memories of my trip to Waikiki!

    Poopin green's picture

    I worked at a factory several years ago where they had coolers filled with sqwincher. It's like Gatorade to those who aren't familiar. One day while drinking grape sqwincher I told a co worker, " looks like another green poop day". He said, " what!!!!". He told me he had an appointment with a dr. cause he was scared there was a medical problem causing his poop to turn green

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    SO wait.... If I eat Cap'n crunch Oops! all berries but I take out the blue ones and don't eat them, my poop won't be green?

    Rich Bagwell's picture

    I have the same results with purple gatorade, but not with purple powerade one 32 oz bottle is enough to do the trick

    MSG's picture
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    I finally had green poop! Not day-glo green, but a definite dark green with only a slight brownish cast. For Memorial Day weekend I bought us a dozen cupcakes, 4 with white frosting (thick), four with red (likewise), and four with blue (very thick). So far, in three days, I have eaten three of the blue-frosted ones. At first my droppings were grayish-brown; then yesterday they became almost bluish-brown. Today's movement, however, was definitely green--a deep, troubling, ominous dark green. The stain on the toilet paper was a strong, pure, dark green. Aside from the color, nothing unusual about any of the movements. Fascinating!

    MSG's picture
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    This issue has made the Sunday funnies. In "Baby Blues" by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, a married couple is going to bed, glad it's Friday night; but then they think of all that's coming up on the weekend. Thus, even Saturday will be an early wake-up. Wife says, "Well, let's just get as much rest as we can." Hubby says, "Way ahead of you." Little child has obviously just come into the room, and says to his daddy, "My poop is blue."

    There the strip ends, but we are left to imagine the parents having to get up yet again and inspect the blue poop. Very cute, perfectly imaginable; the first time I have ever seen that subject broached so frankly.

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    It is not just Boo Berry. Kaboom cereal used to have the same fun effect.

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    Ate a whole bunch of those sugar free "ottor pops" flavored ice light that they sell at rite aid. Green for two days now.

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    Blue Bell ice cream Krazy Kolors flavor did this, with only one scoop!

    Good god's picture

    I owe you so much. I drank a new "blast" drink that snoop dogg just released. Blueberry Pomegranate. Alcohol. Caffeine. And a shitton of blue #5. I woke up this morning and was mortified. I warned everyone I know. Thank you for making me feel so much better about my toilet situation

    jim gordan's picture

    ...i drank 3 24oz blue tilt 2 days ago & i'm still shitting green......

    Miss poops-a-lot's picture

    Bought some major brand super-scoop or superman ice cream to bring back the childhood memories and I've been having green poops all day but I ate it yesterday...I poop every morning and boy was I surprised at 6 in the morning to some bright green poops that looked unreal! Glad this site is here to openly talk about our poop :)

    little d's picture

    So for st.pattys day, my job got mini green bagels for us and the customers. The bagels were pretty much dark green, not the light green you see at any other bagel shop. I had about 4 bagels in the span of a 10 hour day. The next morning, i pooped and it was camoflauge green. It freaked me out. I had another bagel on friday night because i was hungry. Today i got a little sick from the food i ate and everytime i pooped, it was the same color green. thanks to this site, i can stop worrying that i have something wrong with me!

    Eco Li's picture

    You have GREATLY eased my poop worries with this. Recently I'd been having stomach cramps and haven't been eating the world's healthiest diet. I attributed it to the nasty food and left it at that... or I would've if I hadn't taken a peek into the toilet bowl a few days ago and seen that my doodies were GREY-BLUE... but appeared yellow when I wiped. I became concerned that perhaps I had a gallbladder or liver issue, and searching Google on the issue only made me more concerned! After looking here, though, I recalled that I'd made a whole pitcher of some Blue-colored Koolaide (a berry flavor I think) and had been drinking it throughout the week. Apparently, not ALL Koolaides make our BMs green - some change it to greyish-blue, which is the color I had. Thanks for easing my tummy troubles, though I'm still keeping an eye on this one.

    Butt of the Joke's picture
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    I wonder what color poop turns to from eating too many fruit loops.
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    Anonymous Coward's picture

    crunch berries.

    Count Morkula's picture
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    Ah so the Booberry turns the poo berries green. Thanks for solving my personal mystery of the day! I recently ordered 20 boxes of Count Chocula, Booberry, and Frankenberry cereal. I couldn't decide which kind I wanted yesterday so I had a bowl of each kind. Today my innards are green. Yellow #5 & #6, Blues #1 & #2, Red #40 - nom nom!

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    Got wasted om something called "Joose" the other night. I had never had it before and, from what I remember, I was drinking a few different flavors and must have had over a gallon. While the ensuing poop wasn't bright green, there was a definite dark green effect. Why do they put food coloring in something so few people would ever pour into a glass?

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    Thanks for this article.. and uh.. study
    You put my fears at ease.
    Over the past few days I've drunk a few large slushies
    >_> blue raspberry
    and when my poo came out a bright forest green, it freaked the crap out of me (pun intended)!

    tickled pink's picture

    I drank 3 glasses of powdered cherry pomegranate crystal light yesterday, and today I have been pooping pink. The water looks exactly like the juice before it went down.

    Zee Moughnia's picture

    My poop was the most awesome shade of green a few minutes ago! I stared for more than a few seconds and thought "damn u blueberry twizzlers" thank God u came up on google, I love this website! Ur poop story is spectacular, and I totally developed a crush on u after reading this! Lol. I'm also super glad I found this before I called my dr's office and made a fool of myself!

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    Thank you for putting my mind at rest after a green pooh i googled why, found your site and relised that yesterday my son and I had bubble gum flavoured ice cream and guess what? yep its bright blue...ty x

    worried mum 's picture

    thanx so much for this site. 3 yr old son's poop was bright green this morn and i panicked cause couldn't remember anything he'd eaten that was green, after reading ur site i realised he'd had a bright blue bubblegum icecream yesterday ! panic over thanx

    Malt Liquor's picture

    I drank a blue Tilt malt beverage last night that boasted it had "certified colors". This morning my poop was bright green. I barely even had the whole 24 ounce can!!!

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    Every time I drink Tilt my poop changes colors. There is so much die in that stuff. Thus, I have a growing collection of smurfs.

    Shade's picture

    My father had this issue with blue cake icing, I was skeptical until today, after eating far too many blueberry yogurts, I had a nice, bright green bowel movement.

    My family was wondering what the hell I found so hilarious in the bathroom.

    MSG's picture
    Comment Quality Moderatori 2000+ points

    I think the figure of speech (whatever we may call it) is reversed; he should have said, "The (green) crap (that came) out of me scared me." That would have been literally true.

    I know many or most of us have had a frightening experience, after which we had an immediate and urgent bowel movement, so that something "scared the crap out" of us; but in aka daryl's case the crap came out first, and then the fright.

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    I would say it is more of a pun than a metaphor.

    daphne's picture
    PoopReport of the Year AwardSite AdminComment Content ModeratorComment Quality Moderatore 6000+ points

    Actually, I don't think this is a metaphor. A metaphor suggests a comparison or description of something by using something else, when in fact, you did poop.

    What you are saying may be closer to a social register or actual irony, because while suggesting that you did not poop, you actually did.

    Anyone else wanna' get in on this?


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    aka daryl's picture

    its amazing that i experienced the same phenomenon with only 3 bottles (1.5l) of blue powerade, scared the crap out of me when i looked at the toilet though(metaphorically that is)

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    Thank you for backing up what I already suspected. I hate plain water so I've been using those walmart grape single serving powdered drink like mad (to excess of 8 a day) and it's what I figured (it comes and goes when I have enough money to drink something else that isn't water) but it's good to know someone else knows for sure. Thanks

    ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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    yoyo, You didn't have any punctuation in your comment so I added a couple of commas for you. I hope you and your friend are cute.


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    yoyo biggims's picture

    i agree with tyler, those drinks do turn your poo blue as, fuck me and my friend, had some tilts and were shocked to find out we both pooped smurfs the next day lmfao

    tyler's picture

    The new 24oz blue tilt alcoholic drinks do the trick... drink one your gonna poo blue drink two and your gonna poop out a smurf no joke!

    J. Cannon's picture

    Yoplait Key Lime yogurt produces green poop too. If I eat it at night after dinner I notice the next morning the poop comes out green.

    Maggie Mayhem's picture

    So I took a poo today at work and nearly fainted when the the toilet paper came away neon green. I couldn't figure out if I was dying or had been bitten by a radioactive spider. Thanks for assuaging my worries! I concur with Ace Rockola farther upthread: we should call the Palmolive colored poop phenomenon "having a leprechaun."

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    Seriously. in terms of making your poo green, the winner has to be Gatorade G2 blueberry/pomegranate. I have seen green poo before but NEVER this green, it is truly a thing of beauty lol

    After 3 20 FL OZ of the G2, my poo has gone from green to become almost an aqua color. It doesn't even look like poo anymore, more like a bunch of melted aqua crayons lol

    At first I was scared because I was having extreme stomach pains and thought the two were related. But the pains have gone, green poo remains and I found this site. Now I just laugh my ass off and try to convince my significant other to behold this 8th wonder of the world.

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    My 2 yr. old had bright green poop, but was in an otherwise happy mood. I figured out it was the Trix swirled yogurt that probably caused this. And not something weird he may have possibly eaten in a sandbox!

    DruB's picture

    Two days ago, my boyfriend and I went to Walmart and on their discount bakery rack they had boxes of a dozen cup cakes for sale. Chocolate cupcakes with Halloween BLACK icing. I should have known something bad would happen when the black icing turned our lips, teeth and tongues black! But we laughed it off and ate the cupcakes anyway. I ended up having Chlorophyll green poop. Dark, dark blue-green. So dark that when flushed (as someone else mentioned) that it turned the water blue like there was a drop-in in the tank. Thanks for your site, at least now I know I'm not dying! I have a hypochondriac friend that I just might offer a cup cake LOL!

    Anonymous Coward49's picture

    I am a major hypochondriac, 49 years old, father of a three year old son, and with a wife due with our daughter in March. I bought a big Cookie Monster cupcake at Kroger the other day, lots of blue icing. I ate half of it for dessert at lunchtime. When I got home from work that evening, after my bath I became ill. Not from eating anything, but from a contagious viral infection I picked up from my son. The next morning I ate very little of my oatmeal. I went to work but began running a high fever so I went home. I was really sick for the remainder of that day and all of the next, so I ate very little and thus had no bowel movements. On the morning of the third day, I was feeling better and found myself needing to go number 2. I was absolutely horrified to look in the toilet and see that my movement was a bright green. I of course thought the worst, so I got online and found this website. Mystery solved - blue Cookie Monster icing! Thank God, at least I know my green BM ain't going to kill me.

    hes' girl's picture

    I had a bowl of BooBerry this morning and had bright green poop! I reported this to my bf over chat, and this is the conversation that followed:

    (04:12:16 PM) me: i had booberry this morning and now my poo is bright springtime green. which is weird because booberry was purple with blue marshmallows. dark purple
    (04:18:12 PM) he: :-P that's how that works
    (04:18:32 PM) you: no! blue and purple dont make green! they should make like a really dark purple violet. my poo should be ultraviolet
    (04:19:08 PM) you: and invisible
    (04:19:35 PM) he: http://www.poopreport.com/Intellectual/Content/Dye/dye.html

    Amazing, its like this page was made especially for our conversation!

    Tomorrow, I shall see what happens when I have some FrankenBerry. Hooray for Halloween breakfast cereals!

    MJB's picture

    Two glasses of Denny's Pacific Chiller - Trust me... It's something to behold.. Three days!

    Green Cougar's picture

    BYU Cougar blue tortilla chips + dorm full of freshman guys = lots of green poop.

    Anonymous Coward's picture

    I am glad you have this site! After having a blue/green bowel movement this morning and feeling a bit of panic because I know I didn't eat anything with any type of dye in it yesterday I came online and found this. Then remembered that the day before yesterday one of my co-workers turned 40 and someone in the office made her BLACK cupcakes (lots of food color there) and I had 2. AHA, I am NOT dying, just my poop is lmao!

    V's picture

    Dear Poopreport, shew was I having a panic attack!! Im a nurse and having these symptoms of green bowel movement been downing alot of Purple and blue add to the water drinks.I was conducting my own experiment laying off the colors and noticed the change, started reading here and discovered Im not the only one!! LOL

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