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Old 04-12-2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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Bright Green Bowel Movement?

I am recovering from the flu and I just had a bright green bowel movement!!! I am sorry to be gross but should I be concerned? Why is it that color?

 
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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Re: Bright Green Bowel Movement?

Were you on any antibiotics or meds? Sometimes a bug can mess w/your liver temporarily & cause you to dump a pile of bile, which is green. Were you drinking any colored juices, taking colored lozenges, taking herbal remedies, eating popsicles for sore throat, etc? Some of the artificial colors don't degrade well & can give you a scare.

If it's just a one-shot thing & you're feeling OK, shouldn't be a problem, but if it goes on for longer than a week, you might want to at least phone your doc's office.

Best wishes.

 
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:27 PM   #3
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Re: Bright Green Bowel Movement?

well i have been drinking a lot of blue gatorade and not eating much within the last 4 days. I just wasnt sure if it was something that needed immediate attention.

Thanks for your help

 
Old 04-13-2006, 07:00 AM   #4
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Re: Bright Green Bowel Movement?

It is more than likely the Gatorade. Same thing happened to me when I ate blue icing on a cake.

 
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