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what does it mean if your stool is BLUE? have not eaten anything

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what does it mean if your stool is BLUE?
have not eaten anything different but the color is very prominate
about the color of those tabs that you put in the toilet to deoderize

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That color has to be from something you ate. I am not aware of any medical condition that causes your stool to become bright blue.

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It may take a few days for the color to return to normal if you are no longer eating whatever caused your stool to change color. I would not worry about this at all.

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That being said, if you are really concerned you could put some stool in a ziplock bag and bring it to your doctor.....but, in my opinion, this is not necessary.

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I was just thinking about your and your blue stool. Has things changed back to normal color yet? Did you ever figure out what you might have ate to cause this color change?

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