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Question: Why have most of my stools been green lately? This has been going on for almost a week now, with normal brown color a couple of times. I haven't been eating anything other than the usual. Rex

Answer: Dear Rex,

Foods, vitamins, supplements and medications can change the color of the stool, even when they are not green in color themselves.

Stools are usually green at first and then get their brown color as they travel down the colon. If they travel down too fast, the may still look green when they are excreted.

If you are also experiencing diarrhea or your stools do not go back to normal in a few weeks, you may want to visit your doctor and have some tests done.

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