Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Stool Color And Many More Questions
0

13 posts in this topic

First question: While I am having normal stools, they continue to be a green color. I am taking iron supplements, magnesium, a multivitamin, and Vitamin D. I am hoping this is what is causing it. I assume that because my energy is going up. This time last year, I could barely stand up in the shower.

Second question: If I am allergic to two types of tree nuts, would it be safe to say that they all bother me? I love cashews, but I think they are bothering me. I already suspected almonds.

Since I am self-diagnosed, I continue to freak out thinking there is more wrong with me that the doctors are not seeing.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

some of the iron supplements can do that. A malfunctioning digestive system can do that, too. You may need more time to heal. The easiest thing to do is, don't take the iron pills for a couple of days and see if the color changes.

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First question: While I am having normal stools, they continue to be a green color. I am taking iron supplements, magnesium, a multivitamin, and Vitamin D. I am hoping this is what is causing it. I assume that because my energy is going up. This time last year, I could barely stand up in the shower.

Second question: If I am allergic to two types of tree nuts, would it be safe to say that they all bother me? I love cashews, but I think they are bothering me. I already suspected almonds.

Since I am self-diagnosed, I continue to freak out thinking there is more wrong with me that the doctors are not seeing.

you would probably need to research and see if they are at all near botanical relatives.

walnuts and hazelnuts and peacans grow in temperate climates, whereas almonds and cashews are tropical, don't know how closely they are related.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Self diagnosis is not safe or healthy. You could be doing your body more harm than good.

Yes all those things will change stool color, but you need an MD and maybe a nutritionist to help you do what's right.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Self diagnosis is not safe or healthy. You could be doing your body more harm than good.

Yes all those things will change stool color, but you need an MD and maybe a nutritionist to help you do what's right.

I have been to about 3 doctors who claim nothing is wrong, even though cutting out gluten and soy helped. I have tried to get medical help.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




This is a crappy conversation. :P . Okay. I have been wanting to use that line here for a while.

A good many GIs and internal medicine docs will tell you to ignore color or that everything is fine. If they notice a past diagnosis of IBS even if later it is something else, you will often get the "well that is just IBS" response. I cannot count the times I made an appointment just to be told that. Eight doctors, 5 GIs over 10 years pretty much ignored every issue. After I figured it out they were all too happy to say "yea, sounds right to me." Some of us would still be sick if not for self diagnosis.

Even those that will get involved will not to the detail you can, ie trialing individual foods, supplements, etc. When it comes to reactions to foods, often you are on your own. This forum of people is a great resource of collective knowledge.

I am in no way saying not to go to the physician, but you have to go in knowing that a great many do not understand celiac or food intolerances. I have had even less luck with nutritionists. I am sure there are those who specialize in our illness, but i have yet to meet one. You have to be proactive with your health especially if you have celiac or some food-related issues.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think in this case, she can stop the iron for 2 or 3 days and see if that is the cause. Simple, easy fix. If it is the cause, she might be able to reduce the dose or change brands. And she can have some peace of mind.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think in this case, she can stop the iron for 2 or 3 days and see if that is the cause. Simple, easy fix. If it is the cause, she might be able to reduce the dose or change brands. And she can have some peace of mind.

Does fluorescent green stool mean Something significant? My 4 year old has that on occasions. I always thought it was something that she ate. She is not on iron.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does fluorescent green stool mean Something significant? My 4 year old has that on occasions. I always thought it was something that she ate. She is not on iron.

Some food dyes can do this, too. If its occasional, that might be it. My hub got " college s hook colors" tortillas chips. His school colors were black and gold. Gold were the regular color and they dies the others black. He pooped green for 2 days and scared himself! Black , blue and green dyes tend to make poop green sometimes. See if she had a blue Slurpee or dark purple frosting.

Mnicole is having this all the time. It can be caused by the inability to properly digest foods. Or maybe her iron pills. Or something else. That's why I thought she should stop the iron and see if that is it. Of course if she's eating black dyed tortilla chips or green crayons, that could be the problem. :D

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless your stool is black (means blood) or white (means liver disease or lack of bile) you are probably fine.

Normal? daily? not difficult to pass? That's what I call the "trifecta!"

You're in better shape than half the people on this board.

As Karen suggests, could be food dyes , too much spinach or the iron tabs. When I eat RED beets, you should see my poop.

Unless you are iron deficient, you have no need for iron.

Stop taking them and see if it it helps.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some food dyes can do this, too. If its occasional, that might be it. My hub got " college s hook colors" tortillas chips. His school colors were black and gold. Gold were the regular color and they dies the others black. He pooped green for 2 days and scared himself! Black , blue and green dyes tend to make poop green sometimes. See if she had a blue Slurpee or dark purple frosting.

Mnicole is having this all the time. It can be caused by the inability to properly digest foods. Or maybe her iron pills. Or something else. That's why I thought she should stop the iron and see if that is it. Of course if she's eating black dyed tortilla chips or green crayons, that could be the problem. :D

I bet it's the green crayons! Come on MNicole, fess up! :)

Stool Color Changes emedicine

Stool color: When to worry Mayo Clinic

Both of these links say green is from to fast stool transit, but I had green stool with C, so that isn't always true.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well this morning, it was a light brown almost tan color. After weeks of green stools, now this. I ate sunflower seeds, eggs and toast, kettle chips, and some brown rice pasta with mayo, tuna, carrots, relish, and onions yesterday. Perhaps too much fat?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well this morning, it was a light brown almost tan color. After weeks of green stools, now this. I ate sunflower seeds, eggs and toast, kettle chips, and some brown rice pasta with mayo, tuna, carrots, relish, and onions yesterday. Perhaps too much fat?

Hon, you are in in the "right zone" for stools.... okay?

A brown (light, tan or even dark), formed stool..... is gorgeous! Try to stop worrying so much!!

Many people on here here would be THRILLED with such a fabulous BM. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,357
    • Total Posts
      920,528
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Well, I have never cruised on Carnival, but I am sure they can accommodate you.  I assume that you have already alerted them that you require gluten free meals.  If not, please contact Carnival immediately. Here are my own tips.  Some folks eat off the buffet line, but not me or hubby except for coffee/drinks and baked potatoes (jacketed) and fruit that we wash in the restroom (people touch everything!)  Okay, I am OCD, but my last glutening which occurred the previous summer made me sick for three months (GI tested my antibodies to prove it).   When we board, I go to the buffet restaurant ASAP and ask to speak to the Head Waiter (they are usually there greeting customers and often trying to up sell to specialty restaurants.   Let them know you have celiac disease and must be gluten free.  They may try to tell you that each dish is clearly marked gluten free, but really?  Who's to say that some other passenger is not going to switch spoons (or I have seen passengers wandering around with serving spoons...I kid you not!  The staff usually will  go downstairs and fetch a gluten free meal for me from the main dining room's kitchen as there is usually a dedicated area for allergies.  We have to wait up to 20 minutes or so but it is worth it.  Starving?  Get a baked potato wrapped in foil until your gluten-free meal arrives.  Now, do not do this every single time.  Those folks have to go down several levels to fetch food and you don't want to be a pain.  But if the main dining area is closed, they need to make an effort to keep you safe.  On our last cruise, we were advised not to eat anywhere but the main dining room and that included room service (they are not trained to handled allergies).  My headwaiters have sent goodies (prepackaged gluten free rolls and cookies for us to keep in our room.  We can always grab whole fruit (I wash it first) to snack on.  I bring gluten-free non-perishable items with me to eat while at port in case we can't find anything (which can be often).  Again, when we get back to our ship, we contact our headwaiter and he/she can prepare some snacks until we have dinner.   Be grateful and not picky.   We eat all meals in the dining room (or at least as much as possible).  Our headwaiter had a few other celiacs on our cruise this summer, so they prepared some gluten-free waffles, etc. for our breakfast!  What a treat!  At breakfast, we'd have different waiters, so our headwaiter would always instruct our waiters each and every time!  They even let me tour the kitchen and showed me the allergy section.   The only time I did not feel safe was at the buffet.  We once ordered gluten-free pizza and I realized (I watched) that that restaurant didn't really have the gluten-free thing down), do I called him on it.  Got the manager etc.  So, be careful.  Other cruises made us frozen Udi"s which was just fine with us.  They covered it up in foil so that we would not get any cross contamination from their pizza oven. So, have fun!   Tipping?  We prepaid our gratuities, but we gave our headwaiter an extra $200.00 for his time.  For us, it was well worth the service and safety of our food.  It does not hurt to slip some of the tip ahead of time (like after your first meal!)  
    • <strong>Celiac Disease & Gluten-free Diet Information at Celiac.com. Gluten Free Diabetes ::The 3 Step Trick that Reverses Diabetes Permanently in ... View the full article
    • I had a biopsy done (2 samples, 1 on a lesion and 1 next to lesions), and also more bloodwork done. All came back negative. However, I only had been eating gluten for 2 weeks prior, and it took a week of gluten for lesions to reappear. I also used a topical steroid off and on (1x a week approximately) for a month or so before testing. The dermatologist told me to stay off gluten though, and said she wants to do more allergy testing (her next open testing appt is in 6 months!!). I know I'm not the DR, but I dont think it's allergies...without a doubt, my skin begins clearing about 2 weeks post gluten-free diet...this is without changing anything else in my lifestyle. And when i had to go back on gluten before my biopsy, it took about a week, but did reappear. Now, about 2 weeks post biopsy and gluten-free, it had begun clearing until i worked outside all day in heat, humidity,  sweat etc and it has definitely irritated all the places that were healing (not new breakouts, just aggravating what was going away!). All that being said, i have a friend who is an MD( who's hobby is to attend conferences on skin conditions!), and she has told me that without a doubt, I have celiac/DH.  I think I just feel like I need test results and paperwork to show for it...especially to show family members who are unsupportive (gross understatement!) of the extreme changes I've had to make!
    • Sorry ! I have never cruised before.  Just wanting to follow your topic.  Good luck! Have a great,  safe vacation.  
    • Hi there, I hope you're all having a good day! I'll be heading on a week-long Carnival cruise shortly and had a few questions: -What is the tipping protocol? I've prepaid gratuities, but feel like the food request will warrant something extra. Should I tip the headwaiter? Hostess? Regular waiter? Chef? Those cooking at, say, the sandwich or pasta bars? If so, how much is appropriate, and should I tip at the beginning of the cruise, the end, or split it up? -It looks like the main dining room will be closed during lunch hours on most days. Any recommendations on safe bets for midday meals? I'll be on the Carnival Sunshine, for what that's worth. Thank you so much for any information you can share!  
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,432
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    rbeckler60
    Joined