Yehudit Laine. stools. September 15th , 2017.
Laxatives are used for loosening stools, so that they can easily move through the colon and/or increase the frequency of bowel movements. A laxative could be a drug or a natural remedy like prune juice. As far as drugs are concerned, laxatives can be of different types. They include bulk-forming agents, stool softeners, stimulants, lubricants and osmotics. Though they all aim at relieving constipation, their course of action differs.
Do consult your doctor, if you are planning to take a commercial stool softener. It would be better to opt for a natural remedy to avoid any side effects. If you do experience any side effect, it would be best to inform your doctor.
Dark Green Stool Undigested green vegetables such as spinach, a fast transit time, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and celiac disease Consumption of green leafy vegetables, foods flavored with lime, iron supplements, vitamin supplements containing chlorophyll or foods that contain green dyes such as Kool-Aid and gelatin
Bacteria e.coli and bacteria salmonella may cause green stool; however, the cases detected with the aforementioned causes are rare. You may be diagnosed with salmonella poisoning that is transferred into the system, through consumption of non-palatable dairy products or consuming meats that are not well cooked and remain more than partially raw. The presence of bacteria may cause food poisoning due to which symptoms of diarrhea may surface. Thus, green-colored feces could reflect food poisoning as a major cause.
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