stools. Saturday , February 04th , 2017 - 22:25:06 PM
As we all know, the liver produces a green colored digestive juice known as the bile. The production of bile is necessary to ensure proper digestion of food. It is a known fact that stool formation takes place in the large intestine. When the bile enters the large intestine, it eventually turns yellowish brown and then mixes with the stool. This is the reason why stool appears brown in color. However, if the bile and the stool formed move quickly out of the large intestine, it is unlikely that the bile will become yellow. So, with the bile color remaining the same (green), the waste matter also appears greenish-yellow during bowel movement.
The liver produces bile juice that is bright green in color. It is stored in the gallbladder from where it passes down to the intestinal tract. When it travels down the intestine, the color changes from bright green to brown. During normal digestion, the process takes enough time for the bile to change color. However, when bile reaches the intestine faster than normal time, it gets mixed up with the stools without change in color. This is called 'rapid transit' or 'decrease colonic time'.
The above given green stool causes are not harmful and can be treated very easily. But if you are observing green color stool for more than three days then consult a doctor immediately. You can also go through stool color chart if you are observing any other color in the stool apart from green. So, observe your stool regularly. It may sound a nasty job but it can be a symptom of some fatal disease. Find the reason behind the change in stool color and try to solve the problem in the initial stage to avoid complications.
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