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Old 04-09-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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I just got a call from a friend of mine who was curious if green feces was a problem. She said she had been eating black jelly beans for a few days and now everytime she uses the bathroom her feces are GREEN.

Any clue as to why? Would it be because of the black jelly beans? I was thinking it was -- but told her I would ask here on the board.



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Old 04-09-2003, 07:43 PM   #2
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Everytime I drank grape soda (juice), my stools would be light green for a day or two. The first time this happened, I called my doctor and he said it could be something I ate or drank. I stopped the grape soda and didn't have green stools again. I wanted to make sure it was the grape soda so I drank some and sure enough, I had green stool for a day or two. So now I know what it is. I'm not sure about jelly beans.

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Old 04-10-2003, 10:37 PM   #4
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It may be the jellybeans. I know it's happened to me a few times with certain things I ate.

Old 04-11-2003, 04:42 AM   #5
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Who CARES what colour your POO POO is. As long as you feel fine, no pain, discomfort, fatigue, wierd feelings, don't worry. If you were to have a REAL problem, you would know it. There are much more serious concerns than the colour of one's LOGS.

Old 04-24-2003, 01:38 PM   #6
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sounds like something that you ate....nothing to worry about.

Old 04-24-2003, 10:26 PM   #7
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My husband told me of a time when he gave his nephew a BEET shake.(Yes my husband has weird eating habits)A few hours later the nephew showed his bright red Pee Pee to his mother. His mom proceded to scream for my husband to come here as she was sure her son was bleeding internally. They all had a big laugh when he told her what he gave his nephew to drink.

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Black jellybeans equals green feces.
All doubters out there, try it!

Old 05-02-2003, 07:38 PM   #9
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I just had the same experience and began to panic. I read this post about the black jelly beans and realized that I had just eaten black licorice. So, black licorice = green feces! Who knew?

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Old 05-10-2003, 04:47 AM   #10
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Yep...I know that grape kool-aid does it too!

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Old 09-22-2003, 11:02 AM   #11
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Bile is the color green, initially making the color of your stool green. Stool changes brown in the large intestine, if it passes too quickly through the large intestine it will come out green. Not a big deal. It is recommended to see a doctor if it persists.

Old 09-22-2003, 12:59 PM   #12
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buy the pillsbury halloween black bat cookies and eat 3 or 4 of them and watch the green poo fun begin!

Old 09-23-2003, 01:38 PM   #13
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I heard somwhere that too much sugar can make your poop green, and everything people are mentioning here seems to be maybe thats true?
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Old 09-25-2003, 02:39 PM   #14
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I had a passion for beetroot at one stage. I ate alot of it. The first time I used the bathroom after eating it, my stools were loose and CRIMSON! I really thought that I had injured myself some how. Now I know its just the beetroot.
Funny thing....2 nights ago I had prawn toast at our local chinese rest. It has lots of sesame seeds on it. Well low and behold, today my stools are COVERED in sesame seeds! Ewwwww...YUK!

Old 09-29-2003, 05:02 AM   #15
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I believe it's the dye in certain foods that turns it green. In this case it happens to be the dye in the jelly beans causing the change.
Chill out.

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