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I have a concern with my bowel movements. For the past week

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I have a concern with my bowel movements. For the past week consistently its been green! Not loose though.
My diet is mostly carbohydrates veggies and very little meat.

My co-worker says its because of the Blue Powerade. I've been drinking which is about 64 oz throughout the day. Since I work, and train at the gym.

I am curious if this cause for alarm.

mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Customer:

hello

mysticdoc :

Green stool can be caused by the pigments in the food and beverages.

mysticdoc :

Hence, blue powerade can contribute to it.

mysticdoc :

Another possibility can be the fast transit of the stool not giving the intestinal bacteria enough time to given characteristic stool color.

mysticdoc :

High fiber diet can cause fast transit of the stool.

mysticdoc :

Another possibility can be bleeding the upper intestine or gallbladder problem.

mysticdoc :

These conditions usually cause other symptoms as well.

mysticdoc :

Probably this is not disconcerting since you are otherwise healthy.

Customer:

This just began recently. So if i limit or remove the powerade, how long till the color returns to normal?

mysticdoc :

usually within 2-3 days

Customer:

ok thats a relief.

mysticdoc :

yes likely not concerning.

Customer:

ok thank you very much

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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