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Old 12-01-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Ok, let me give a brief explanation of whats been going on. Went to doctor for pain under right lower ribs. The doctor performed numerous x-rays, blood tests, and ultrasounds on my liver, gallbladder, and kidneys.. Even the lower part of my lung. None of this turned up anything. I later went to a GI specialist concerning the issue and the doctor said that if the ultrasound and bloodtests turned up negative it is most likely not related to my liver or gallbladder. He told me about some muscle in that area that could take quite a few months to heal, if it was injured in some way. Now, up to date. I still have that annoying pain there, its not really severe just so annoying. It still could possibly be muscle pain, but for the last couple days ive had green stools and its just so weird. Let me add that I have been sick the last couple days also, maybe being sick is causing it? because I have NEVER had green stools before. There has also been some yellowish stools and diahhrea and constipation, before that. I am beginning to believe this is more of a intestinal problem than a problem with an organ. Could this be IBS? Or some other minor problem? Please tell me what this could be, and if there is anything I can try besides going back to the doctor, I am so sick of going there. Also I am only 16, could this really be serious?

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Old 12-05-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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Green stool is usally caused by excess bile from the liver being eliminated from your body. It can also be caused by food or medication. According to my Dr.'s, who I have asked the same question about green stool many times and always get the same answer---it is nothing to worry about. Now if you have other colors that may be of concern, pale or yellowish can again have to do with food or meds, but can also be related to disease. If you have been sick, I would wait a few days for whatever you have to go away, and then check again. If you get bad abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever etc. you should go back to the doctor and tell them about the stool color. IBS has so many symptoms that it would be hard to tell. My suggestion is get a small notebook and write every day about your symptoms, how you feel, what you have eaten and anything else that might be related ie: stressful day. You can then see if there is a pattern. This will also help a doctor diagnose you properly without you have to guess about your symptoms because they will be written down.
Good luck.

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Re: Green Stools?

Did they do a HIDA scan to check for gb function?

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