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Colorectal Diseases

Green stool



This morning I had a green stool, no diarrhea, the stool was normal in consistency. My gallbladder was removed years ago. But I have had some minor pain around my belly button area for the last week. I am 61 years old and in good health. I have not eaten anything green, nor have I take any vitamins.


Stool color can be related to what has been ingested, transit time, medication use. If you feel well the color is of little concern unless it persists.

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