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   Posted 7/7/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok so im used to the blood red, the black, and in between those, and even on occasion brown or beigish if i eat pea soup lol. But green today like really green, and maybe 4 or 5 times. I didnt eat anything green... anyone care to explain this phenom?

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   Posted 7/7/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like bile...
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   Posted 7/7/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
There can be many reasons why stool appears to be green. The first and most obvious reason is eating green foods. Green, leafy vegetables contain chlorophyll which could be coloring the stool green. Foods with dark purple coloring like Kool-Aid, popsicles, and gelatin (Jell-O) can also result in rainbow-colored stools. Iron supplements or even foods that are rich in iron can also give stool a green tinge.

Stool can also appear green for physical reasons, and not just from what you've been eating. We think of a healthy stool as being brown. Bile that is secreted in the first part of the small intestine is actually green. As stool is digested and passed through the large intestine it is turned into a darker brown color.

If stool is still green by the time it is excreted, it could mean that it went through the large intestine too fast to be changed in color. This is often called "rapid transit" or "decreased colonic transit time" and diarrhea that is green in color could be the result.

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   Posted 7/7/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
actually foods with blue dyes will give off the green as blue slurpees...I think I have heard of blue gatorades doing it too, so did you eat anything blue as well?
27 year old, married. Diagnosed with Crohns at 17, suspected of having for at least a year or so before that.  Alot of Crohns in my family history.  No surgeries yet. Taking Imuran.

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   Posted 7/8/2008 2:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Black licorice too.

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   Posted 7/8/2008 4:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Red licorice too!! :-)
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS too
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 20mg tapering  Back up to 30mg  :-(
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg once a week
No Surgeries

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   Posted 7/8/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Iron pills-its actually listed as a side effect.

From the previous posts you can tell that there are a lot of possible explanations-I would however mention it to the doc at your next appointment.

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   Posted 7/8/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
When my daughter was 4 my husband let her have a 24 oz electric blue iceee. She pooped bright green for 3 days.

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   Posted 7/8/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Grape Gatorade always does it for me.
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   Posted 7/8/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Guacomole doritos and pepto bismo do it for me.

However, green can also mean infection. Keep an eye on it!
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 7/8/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, sorry guys, but I have green drainage all the time, meaning green snot. Again, sorry for the description.

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   Posted 7/9/2008 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
abseeley said...
Ok so im used to the blood red, the black, and in between those, and even on occasion brown or beigish if i eat pea soup lol. But green today like really green, and maybe 4 or 5 times. I didnt eat anything green... anyone care to explain this phenom?
All feces are green till it mixes with your bile to make it brown.  If you stool is green then you have had your food pass through you system to quickly.  It can happen in Crohn's patients depending on what they ate; stomach upset and such.  I wouldn't worry about it unless it continues.  You may want to track what you eat to see if it happens again. 

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   Posted 7/9/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
boy, us crohnie's really know our poop!

I couldn't resist... ;)
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