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What causes stools to be green?

Hi, I have been having a stool that is a slight green color, with bright green feathery stuff on it. My question is what could possibly cause this. I know too much iron can make your stool green, but ive had stool with too much iron, and this isn t quiet that green, its a more dark greenish brown. I hope you can help me figure out if its something serious. Thank you, Sincerely Angelique Schoonover
Thu, 28 Apr 2016
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Thank you very much for contacting healthcare magic.

Green stool most common cause is iron therapy.
Iron therapy may cause green stool problem.

Sometime food indigestion may cause green stool.
Leafy vegetables in digestion may cause green stool.
Intestinal infection may cause this type of problems.

Do stool examination test for diagnosis.
By this test we can know which type of infections is present.

Wish you a goid health.
Take care. .Thank you.
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What causes stools to be green?

Thank you very much for contacting healthcare magic. Green stool most common cause is iron therapy. Iron therapy may cause green stool problem. Sometime food indigestion may cause green stool. Leafy vegetables in digestion may cause green stool. Intestinal infection may cause this type of problems. Do stool examination test for diagnosis. By this test we can know which type of infections is present. Wish you a goid health. Take care. .Thank you.