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Colorectal Diseases

Green stools

05/22/2009

Question:

Last week I had a bowel movement that was loose but was green. I just had another bowel movement that was normal but again green. I have had a colonostopy within the past 5 years. No palips, just minor diverticulitis. My diet hasnt changed other than drinking some blue colored juice drink. I am a 59 year old male who has recently undergone a radiation seed implant for prostate cancer. That was almost 2 years ago and all seems to be going well.

Answer:

Probably related to the content of the blue drink- perhaps high in sugar or other carbohydrate. If no better in a week or so talk to your primary doctor to see if an evaluation is in order.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati