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Green stools, fever, stomach infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi how are you?
User :   I'm just a little concerned, the last 2 times i have been to the toilet my stool has been bright bright green
Doctor :   I am fine.
Doctor :   How about you?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   What causes that?
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User :   I'm just a littler concerned, the last 2 times i have been to the toilet my poo has been bright bright green
Doctor :   Hi
User :   What causes this?
User :   What would you like to know
Doctor :   Ok
User :   22
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before I could suggest you: User :   No i smoke very rarely
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   Like maybe every few months
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol or smoke?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   No i don't think so, i havent noticed anything
Doctor :   Do you have any associated symptoms along with green stools?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Just the last few hours
Doctor :   May I know the duration of this present symptom?
User :   I went to the toilet at about 8:30pm tonight and it was green and the same about half an hour ago
User :   But it is like fluroescent green
User :   Semisolid
Doctor :   How is the consistency of the stools? Is it normal or liquid or semi solid in consistency?
User :   You could say fluffy
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Ummm chicken foccacia
Doctor :   May I know what you had consumed 3 to 4 hrs back?
User :   Home cooked
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Do you consume home cooked food or hotel food?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I also had some fruit about 2 hours ago
Doctor :   OK
User :   But i eat fruit everyday
User :   I'm concerned about bacterial overgrowth
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I feel that the colour of the stools is normal and there is nothing to worry.
User :   Why is it Green tho? Like why not all the time
Doctor :   The green colour of the stools could be due to bile juice secreted from the gall bladder.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Ok
Doctor :   This could be another cause of the symptoms.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you: Doctor :   The most common thing could be due to gall bladder juice produced in excess as you had a fatty food recently as you said a chicken.
Doctor :   In such situations some times the gall juice secreted for digestion wouldn't be utilised by our body and excreted as it is.
User :   What are symptoms of gut infection?
Doctor :   The other possibility could be due to gut infection.
User :   No i had chicken 9 hours ago
Doctor :   In this as you had chicken 2 to 3 hrs back, this could have led to gut infection.
User :   That's ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Sorry, my mistake.
User :   The first time i went to the toilet i had had nothing 4 hours prior
User :   Ok so which do you think it is likely to be?
Doctor :   Ok so as you had it 9 hrs ago and depending on the infection could be a bacterial or viral the incubation period would differ from 6 hrs to 28 hrs.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would like you to observe the consistency and frequency of the stools.
User :   How do i get rid of it?
User :   Also when should i go see a doctor after how many hours if it keeps happening?
Doctor :   It could likely be a bacterial infection too.
User :   Also how do i get tested?
Doctor :   you need observe the consistency and frequency of the stools and if any other symptoms presents along with it like vomitting or fever.
Doctor :   Yes, if it gets reduced on its own by tommorow morning then i feel that there is no need to worry.
User :   I usually get constipated a fair abit and pass wind alot, could this ahve anything to do with it?
Doctor :   But if you develop symptoms then you need to see your General physician and tests like stool culture and sensitivity would be done to know the type of infection.
User :   Sorry can you explain it to me in an easier way
Doctor :   Constipation and passing wind could be due to gastritis also know as acidity.
Doctor :   This wouldn't associated with this presenting symptoms.
Doctor :   Yes, sure.
User :   Oh i mean the acidity
Doctor :   I request you to wait till you develop any other symptoms like fever or vomiting or increasing in frequency of stools.
User :   If my next stool is green i'll go to the doctors
User :   What if it's green but not as bright, still not to worry
Doctor :   If you are fine till tommorrow morning and the greenish stools disappears then there is no need to worry.
Doctor :   Yes, you had said that you usually have constipation and pass my wind, I feel that this could be due to acidity or gastritis and not due to green stools.
Doctor :   Yes, you need not worry.
User :   And that would mean it's an infection
Doctor :   If the next stools are green or watery then it would be better to see a physician.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: Doctor :   Yes that would mean its probably an infection.
Doctor :   1. Drink lots of fluids like water and fruit juices.
Doctor :   Atleast 3 to 4 litres of water per day.
User :   It's nearly midnight i'll be off to bed soon... I wont be able to have so much water
User :   But i regfuarly drink 2 litres a day
Doctor :   Ok, no problem. You can follow this regularly.
User :   It's so strange because i don't go to the toilet everyday to poo i just cant, but the last one was brown, and the last 2 out of no where are just soooo green
User :   There was no sign of brown just bright green
Doctor :   Tomorrow onwards consume lots of green leafy vegetables as this contains lots of fibre.
User :   I'm starting to freak out becuase i didnt eat dinner i was not hungy and haven't been all night
Doctor :   Please don't worry. It will be fine.
Doctor :   Don't worry it would reduce gradually.
Doctor :   At present if possible have something light and it would be better to avoid fatty and oily food.
User :   What would be best tho so close to bed
Doctor :   You can have a fruit
Doctor :   or bread with milk.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   I will try some fruit but i just had some not even an hour ago
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I feel paranoid now like im getting a fever
Doctor :   That would help .
User :   I'll try not to be it's just scary it's never happened before
Doctor :   Dont worry and please relax everything would be fine.
User :   I will see a gp thank you
Doctor :   Take care of your self and can see a doctor tomorrow morning.
User :   Thanks you
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Dont worry.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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