We ll walk you through all the other possible causes from common foods to underlying conditions such as anal fissures. Green stool when your feces look green is usually the result of something you ate such as spinach.
Because bile is stored in the gallbladder removal of the gallbladder also known as a cholecystectomy which is usually performed due to gallstones means your body has no place to store bile.
What is the meaning of green stool. It s likely something you ate. Although stool is normally brown the occasional green stool can fall within the normal range of stool colors. A common stool color change green poop can mean that you ve been eating green vegetables which are rich in chlorophyll or green blue or purple food coloring or it can be caused by any condition that leads to diarrhea or loose stools.
You re eating a ton of green. Green poop may be normal in some cases such as in breast fed infants. Green stool can also be caused by taking iron supplements or eating certain foods such as green leafy vegetables.
Bile that is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder can be yellow or green and so green stool might be a sign of gallbladder or liver problem 4. Generally these are plant based meaning that they contain exuberant amounts of chlorophyll the substance that makes plants green. Lastly green poop can be a sign of stress.
When your body reacts. Green stool is a condition in which the feces have a green coloring or tint. Newborns pass a dark green stool called meconium and breast fed infants often produce yellow green stools.
Certain medications or iron supplements also can cause green stool.