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Is your poop green in colour?

April 26, 2017 09:40 IST

The greenish tinge in your poop is the result of taking medications over a long period of time.

Is your poop green in colour?

Talking about someone's poop is held in high disregard.

Friends, family and people you know in general, seem to be above the mortal ties of digestive problems.

However, as much as they try and escape discussions on this topic, they do suffer from problems related to poop. Not many of us know that your stool can signal you about your health and well being.

It is important to know how your stool indicates at underlying problems.

See how your poop gives you warning signs:

When your stool is seaweed green in colour

If your poop has a greenish tinge, or is watery and comes out with an explosive sound, you surely are suffering from Clostridium difficile infection.

If that is the case, you need professional medical assistance.

It usually is the result of taking medications over a long period of time.

Antibiotics worsen the situation; they can get rid of good bacteria that counter the effects of Clostridium difficile infection.

The best suited solution is to consult a physician in order to stop taking medicines for a while.

Hard and fragmented human feces could be an issue

Regular stool passage doesn't mean the person is not constipated.

If hard and fragmented poop is a perpetual problem, you should be cautious about the food you are having.

A number of stool softeners are available. Check with doctor, about which one to take.

You may be smelling eggs during an upset stomach

Your poop could smell like eggs, if you are facing acute diarrhea.

Presence of giardia (a microscopic parasite) in the body can make your stool smell awkward.

The parasite enters your body through contaminated water. In such cases, you must consult your doctor.

Your poop is thin as a pencil

If the average thickness of your stool is equal to that of a pencil; it is reason enough to worry.

And if it persists for longer time, it might hint at a serious internal problem.

There could be tumours inside your anal canal.

The condition could also be indicative of rectal cancer.

High fibre food won't help your case, if the underlying problem is cancer. You should see an experienced doctor as early as possible.

When you face trouble in flushing out floating poop

Having food items that can lead to gas formation, makes your poop float.

Cut down on your intake of cabbages, sprouts, beans... to deal with floating stool.

Lead image: Kind courtesy Lybrate