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Green stools post burst appendix surgery, on fluids via mouth that keep spilling through feeding tube. Cause?

My 55 year old mom had a burst appendix surgery 7 days back . Doc says she is doing fine. She is still in hospital . Has green stools . She has started drinking fluids little , but they keep coming out of her feeding tube through her nose. the feeding tube is for drainage . she drinks fluids via mouth only . is this normal ( to have green stools & food not staying in the stomach ).
Asked On : Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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hi dear
since your mom has undergone surgery for burst appendix, her bowel movements at this point may be irregular. and its quite natural. hence your doctor has put feeding tube( Ryle's tube- both fr feeding and for draing stomach content if bowel is not working). since shei s not taking adequate food oraly her stool will be green because it contains lots of BILE . once she restores her bowel movements she will be fine. i hope this answer helps you.
take care of your mom
Answered: Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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