What could causes green stool after eating several pickles the previous day?

Posted on Thu, 3 Oct 2019 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I didn't eat much food yesterday but I did have 8 or 9 pickles when I had a BM this morning and later today it was Green would that be the cause
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
can be the cause

Detailed Answer:


The pickles are the likely cause of the green colored stool.

The other common reason for green stool is an increase in stool frequency.

the green color is due to bile. Bile is normally present in the stool but it undergoes changes as the stool passes through the intestines. These changes results in a change from green to brown stool. If stool is passed out quickly or frequently then the bile does not have the time to undergo these changes and the stool has a green appearance.

Green stool is not usually associated with any complications

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James 4 minutes later
I also have IBS could that also possibly be the cause along with the pickles
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
yes, if there is increased stool frequency due to the IBS

Detailed Answer:


If the IBS is increasing the frequency of your bowel movements ,then yes, it could definitely be having an effect

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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