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    What causes abnormal bright green colored stool?

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Posted on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My stool is a bright green color. What could be the cause?
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Answered by Dr. Sunil 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Food or vitamins intake.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for selecting this forum to ask your query.
I have gone through your query in detail and would like to say that improper digestion of bile can be a cause of green stool.Bile is produced in liver and is secreted into intestines to break down fat.However sometimes food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly hence bile doesn't have time to break down completely imparting green color to your poop. Sometimes as a result of taking Green leafy vegetables, green food coloring, such as in flavored drink mixes or ice pops, iron supplements stool can be green in color.
Suggestion-
Wait for 72 hours as food once ingested takes 72 hours for excretion.If stools are green even after that ultrasound abdomen has to be done.

Feel free to ask me whenever you need.
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