Stop eating green Play-doh and you will stop having green poop. If you don’t include green Play-doh in your diet then you should probably keep reading because there is probably another cause.
We are actually not far off with our initial assessment. Having green poop is fairly common and usually a result of something in your diet. Passing green poop every now and then is usually nothing to sweat over, however, if you have green poop consistently or if it is accompanied by excessive bleeding or abnormal stomach area pains, you should probably consult a doctor.
Possible Causes of Green Poop:
- Pop-eye probably only pooped green because eating excessive amounts of food that contain chlorophyll, a pigment found in all green vegetables, can give you a case of the green goods. Food that contain high amounts of chlorophyll include but are not limited to: spinach, broccoli, and other green leafy vegetables that you probably hated as a kid.
- Did you do 15 green Jell-O shots at last night holiday party? That could be the reason. Eating excessive amounts of some artificial food coloring chemicals that are commonly found in: sodas, popsicles, Kool-Aid, cake frosting, ice cream, and Jell-O can give you the Green-O’s. The cases of green poop probably skyrocket around Christmas with all that green frosting.
- Cool your muscles. Having too much iron in your diet from taking iron supplements. This can be a common cause for babies who have green poop because some baby formulas can contain a lot of iron.
- Are you a speed pooper? You can get the greens from a bowel that passes through your large intestine too quickly, not giving the bile in your intestines enough time to absorb certain fats and vitamins which would turn your poop brown. Bile is a dark green to yellow-brown liquid that is released by your liver to aid in the process of digestion.
- You can also get the green goblins from Salmonella poisoning. Salmonella is a bacteria that can get in a variety of different ways. This can be quite harmful to your body, so if you suspect that this is the reason for your green poop, you should call your doctor.
- Stop taking your Pop-eye Halloween costume so serious and change your diet. Aim towards a more moderate amount of consumption of food products that may cause your stool to turn green.
- You will also get the classic advice of drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly. It is amazing how much this can cure, as this has been known to reduce the chances of having green stool.
- If you change your diet and you still have the not so Jolly-Green-Giants, then you have to call your doctor and have a funny conversation.