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Suggest treatment for diarrhea and green discolouration in stool

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: I am experiencing loose stools that are dark green in color. When it is very noticeable my tongue is coated green as well.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Needs work up and management

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Stoll color may be green due to many cause. It may be due to bile, or some food additives, like green leafy vegetables, Iron supplements, food rich in folates etc. How ever loose stools, with greenish tint for prolonged periods of times should be evaluated for bowel disorders like irritable bowel syndrome etc. it will need work up, stool exam, some baseline follow up, bowel studies to sort out.

Till then modifying diet and lifestyle, eating small frequent meals, avoiding dairy, fatty, spicy, processed, canned foods, soda beverages, alcohol, beer, coffee , chocolates etc all worsen it . Prefer fiber and fluids and natural fresh fruits and vegetables. I am sure it will sort it out.

I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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Suggest treatment for diarrhea and green discolouration in stool

Brief Answer: Needs work up and management Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Stoll color may be green due to many cause. It may be due to bile, or some food additives, like green leafy vegetables, Iron supplements, food rich in folates etc. How ever loose stools, with greenish tint for prolonged periods of times should be evaluated for bowel disorders like irritable bowel syndrome etc. it will need work up, stool exam, some baseline follow up, bowel studies to sort out. Till then modifying diet and lifestyle, eating small frequent meals, avoiding dairy, fatty, spicy, processed, canned foods, soda beverages, alcohol, beer, coffee , chocolates etc all worsen it . Prefer fiber and fluids and natural fresh fruits and vegetables. I am sure it will sort it out. I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan