Kadri Janan. stools. August 08th , 2017.
If you have the tendency to include a significant amount of green leafy in your daily diet plan, such as spinach, lettuce, and broccoli, it can result in green feces in adults. If you are a regular consumer of beet in your salads, you may observe a stool color that ranges from pink to dark red. Addition of food colors and dyes may also cause the excreta to turn green.
Taking stool softeners during pregnancy is considered to be safe. The active ingredients in the stool softeners are not absorbed by the body, unless it is taken in large dosages. Therefore, it does not have an adverse effect on the growing baby. However, it is important that stool softeners be taken after consulting your health care professional. Same is the case with taking any other kind of laxatives. The health care professional will take your health into consideration, before recommending a stool softener or any other laxative to you.
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.
The high iron content in these supplements is the reason why stool appears greenish in color. Although, iron requirements rise due to increased quantity of blood during pregnancy, there is a possibility that some amount of supplemental iron might not get absorbed. This malabsorption of iron prompts the body to eliminate iron salts during bowel movements. As a result, the stools get an unusual color that is seen in shades of green.
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