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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Extended Period Of Green Stool

 GdubV - Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:15 am

I hope I'm in the right section for this. I'm a 20 year old guy, who as far as I know am in good physical condition besides pneumonia one year ago. For over a week now my stool has been dark green, I learned that it can be just from going quickly through your digestive system, but for over a week?

I've also found myself feeling extremely hot and sweaty for the past week to two weeks and low on energy for even longer.

Is this something I should be getting checked out?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:54 pm

User avatar Green stool by itself can be quite normal. You are correct that it usually means food is moving quickly through the digestive tract and doesn't have time to get the bile that turns it brown. If you eat lots of gree vegetables or green-dyed foods, this could influence as well.

The other symptoms are more concerning as they may not be normal and you should see a health care provider to determine what is going on.

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