I swallow, and then my poop is green

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Katrina asks:

I have been sick for a week now. I had a head cold, right? Well most people can hawk it up and spit it out of their mouth... but I cannot do that. So I just swollow it, right? Well like 3 days later when I went to use the bathroom, my poop had a dark green covering on it. What is it? Is is the infection that is in my body that I couldn't get out? Well whenever you get this, please answer my question asap. Thanks again!

Dear Katrina,

Sorry you aren't feeling well. Colds suck. If you have been sick for a week, and are hawking up bad colored lugies, I would see a doc first and foremost for that.

The slimy green covering on your poop is more than likely just swallowed mucus, unless you have been eating things that are slimy and green colored.

If it keeps up, see a doctor, though.

Good luck!

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

Got a question for her?

77 Comments on "I swallow, and then my poop is green"

Turd Hugegrunt's picture


Are you down in New Orleans gearin' up for Marti Gras? If so, the green, slimey coating on your rectal extrusions most likely is caused by an increased intake of okra used in the gumbos and creole dishes down there.

And if so ... let the good time role, lady.

Peace in the Poopchute.

Jack's picture

my poop is yellow on a sunny day, but blue on a cold day!
ive had this for quite awhile and i measure it. they are big AND small, sometimes like a cjicken poop

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Ew! That's just fucking nasty! I've never had slimy green poop after a cold, but once it was whitish.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

someone's picture

ok i am under 15 and recently wen i do a "poop" it is dark green! i am really worried can u plez plez help me!!!

Greeny's picture

I have had a headcold for like five days now. And when I used the bathroom mine was also green so maybe it is the infection...

Kaitlyn's picture

Well i was just looking on the internet to see if its bad for ur poop is be dark green! ive had stomach problems for about 4years now, but just been on "Losec" for about 1 year (cause thats when the dotors decided i had an ulcer)anyways..lately went a poop.. which is every just about everything i eat, my poop is like soo different, like not trying to be gross by you can see eveyrhitn i ate. from carrots to bagel seeds! i know this isnt normal. but i am scared to tell anyone.. and for the passed 2 days my poop has been dark green..even when i wipe the paper is dark green. and i am really scared to tell my mom or anyone. i dont want them to think i am gross.. or i am scared there is something wrong with me?
is this a sign of anything?
post back, plz.

Fart Poopie's picture
j 1000+ points

Anytime your poop changes dramatically, like in your case, and you are worried about it, the best thing to do is go to the doctor. It's better to make sure there's nothing wrong with you when the symptoms start than wait until they get worse before you tell anyone, specially since you have an ulcer.
Please tell your mom and go to the doctor.

The Shit Volcano's picture
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To Katrina, did you happen to swallow snot in New Orleans?

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

little gurl possibly bigger problem's picture

my poop is green all through! solid. just all like grass green

Joeonthemoon's picture

so glad I found this page , my poops been green the last 2 weeks... i thought i was soon to die... looks like i'll live. wohooo

mean bean green's picture


Don't be lulled into a calm, sense of calm and satisfaction. And you're all like "i thought i was soon to die... looks like i'll live. wohooo". Don't count on it, Joe-moon dreamer.

Week three. Well, let's just wait, shall we?

Samantha's picture

My poop was green the last time i went.It is the first time this has ever happend.Im not sick or anything.I can also see what I ate in it.It's realy discusting.Is there something wrong with me?

Grogan's picture
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Its probably a die in some food you ate. I recently learned that now if I eat Captain Crunch Berries my poo turns a bright green. Also if your on a high green vegitable diet that might turn it green, but I would suspect you ate something that has food coloring in it, or possibly you drank to much the night before.

josie parr's picture

hey everytime i eat my stomache hurts and i ahvent pooped for 2 like a day wel when i do poop its like a little bit of dihareah or like a tiny little turd im soo worried

am i ok?

Roth's picture

Well im just getting over a infection that was in my system for 6 days they gave me some great stuff Zitromax tri-pak well my poo was black after I got home from the hospital 2 days after I got home it was lighter 3 days I got the screaming squirts that are a dark color any ideAS?

Anomalous Coward's picture
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Katrina - Congratulations. You will be forever remembered in history as the originator of butt loogies. Seriously, of all the problems that may afflict a human, green shit is pretty low on the list.

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

It could be the stomach bug. My poop used to turn greenish before I would get the stomach bug.

Spit out your secretions, you don't want that stuff in your system.

When I get colds, I sometimes have (sorry, have to be gross) snot in my poop. I counteract that with raw chili peppers, and tons of cranberry and blueberry juice. It works every time.
It's not nice to fool mother nature.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

Anonymous Coward's picture

Hey, if you want to get some printed toilet paper you can get it here Printed Toilet Paper

Good luck with your pooping problems!

Kathleeeeeeeen's picture

Yeah I basically have the same problem only I've been sick for about 2 1/2 weeks, I think I was just about getting over it and I got another cold and now I think I'm getting sick again since this morning I woke up with a bad stomach ache and a sore throat then later this night I had to poop so bad it hurt my stomach alot too. this whole time i've been sick my poop has looked green olive color. i hope im not diseased!

not an asshole's picture

to all you dickheads who make fun of peoples problems these people are worried about what might be wrong with them am want serious answers dont be mad at the world because you have never found your real father

Anonymous Coward's picture

What are other causes for green poop? Can it be a sign of anything serious, like liver problem or gallstones or anything else?

ThePoopMime's picture
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my poop was green the other day and I wasnt sick I think it came from eating cabbage or something

40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

Chuck's picture
l 100+ points

Grogan, I can testify. Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries make my turd a dark green. The same goes for me and spinach. Is that Mountain Dew Black still marketed and sold? That was quite a turd tinter.

Chrissy.'s picture

Ahaha, okay a bit embarressing, but yeah, I had anal and my boyfriend went in me during it, I was wondering if that could be why my poop is green? Is something wrong? Or I unno, anyone?

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

"Went" in you? Did he "go" in you, or did he "cum" in you? Clarify, please.

Or maybe I'd rather you didn't.


Anonymous Coward's picture

I think it's only obvious I ment that he cummed in me, for the fact that I said I did anal. No could this be the reason why it's green?

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

I was teasing you, dear.

Now about your question. Are you dating a Leprechaun?

poopin fiend's picture

I have been on a very low fat diet for a long time (over 6 months) in an effort to lose weight. First my poo was the normal brown color, then it had an orangish tint, now greenish tint. Is this bad? Someone once told me if your poo turns green it's a bad sign. Thanks poo nurse!

princess's picture

If your poop turns green and you are not sick does that mean that you are getting sick or just have green poop?

Retun the answer back A.S.A.P. Please!

Bilgepump's picture
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Princess, the answer is yes, beyond a shadow of a doubt, indubitably, without question, sans rebuke, yes.

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

Big Terd and Buttholeupacus's picture

You freaking idiots. GREEN shit is cause by dyes in some medications and by eating fruit loops or other cereals with heavy dies as well as cakes with sprinkles. Freaking Terd morons.

A log with a frog's picture

OK.. I don't mean to make fun of people... and I respect the serious nature of your questions... But some people on here have me dying laughing... Common people... I came to this site out of curiosity just like many other people here... all I ask is you have some respect... BTW, love your responce GottaGoGirl.

GottaGoGirl's picture
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Delighted to be of service.

Friendly Visitor's picture

Black liquorish will turn your poop green. I'm trying to find out why my hubby had green poop since he does not eat liquorish. We had a bacterial scare over our city water the other week. We were happy to know that it was not e coli. But we both got the 'runs'. Mine was normal color but his was green. He has chronic Hep C and I was wondering if his bile passed while he was sick or if his liver is acting up again.

poopiesaresillyinmypants's picture

one time i ate TCBY rainbow ice cream.

my poop was green for 2 days.

my mom made a birthday cake with black icing when i was little.
and all my little friends who went to my party shit black for a week.

colored poop happens when you eat colored foods.

Hip-Hop-Anonymous's picture

Tis is where im confused... i just went poop and it was green... i havent had anything with dyes in it and no super green stuff either... but i do have a cold... so whats the real explanation here?

Joseph's picture

Help! My girlfriend is obsessed with poo! It's true. If she happens to drop her tweezers in the toilette after a nasty diarrhea, she evidently has NO problem dipping her entire arm in the toilette to grab them... And without gloves mind you!!

I kid you not!

...At least I'm the one who does the cooking around here :)

Joseph001's picture

Help! My girlfriend is obsessed with poo! It's true. If she happens to drop her tweezers in the toilette after a nasty diarrhea,she even has NO problem dipping her entire arm in the toilette to grab them... And without gloves mind you!!

I kid you not!

...At least I'm the one who does the cooking around here :)

Artful Dodger's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorl 100+ points

Dang, Joseph, it looks like you are REALLY worried about the situation...

Anonymous Coward's picture

Could be dehydration. Thats why my poo is green sometimes. If it doesn't hurt and its not like a month long, its just not a big deal.

Kat's picture

I'm 15 and i also had this problem, i think if you just use common scense about the whole thing you could pretty much answer you own problem. But i definatly suggest seeing a doctor if it goes on for after a month.

it could be not enough fiber in your diet,Once adding fibre to your diet give your body about 3 weeks to get used to the change and let it take effect, seeing change to your poo.

anal sex or sex in a new position, this is what i think probably happend to me. i dont really know any scientific explaination for this. But i guess when something happens that your body's not used to, it adapts to the invaders and does its best to get rid of it. So if anything...we should be hapy that our shit is green!...because if you think about it...where the fuck would the cum go...just...up up and away

weakening in the imune system i think that's the whole cold thing and if you add that with any of the following...=green crap:)

Smoking,drug taking -you're body's adjusting to new chemicals being put into your system

anything really like swollowing muscus to swollowing cum, its just it's all trying to leave your body and your ass is where it's aiming for.

eating foods which contain sugars, aftifical flavors

NOT EATING AT ALL, this can cause a dramatic change to the colour of your shit and how fast your digesting.

EATING THE WRONG FOODS, this can make you never shit and when you do its green or black or rainbow.

Not drinking enough. Water is a key triger to digestion so drink up.

i think that's pretty much it
im thinking about becoming a diettision when i grow older:P
lol but still i think its all just using the knolwege you already have on your diet and the way your body reacts and functions. I strongly suggest you discuss any sexual problems you have with your boyfriend, so make sure you dont have him doing something that doesnt feel healthy to you, and if you are in ANY sort of pain i strongly advise you go to your GP about it. I love these sites i think they're great, you get opinion and advice for anything your worried about. so yes that's mine.

other then that dont worry about it, it'll slowly pass if you get yourself back to the norm way of life.

All the Best xxx

john mcgee's picture

i sometime poo out this bright red stuff and it kinda realy hurts, like alot! it usualy once every 10 hours or so. but uhm... i did a green poop the other day and you know i was kinda concerned because of it being the wrong color, well the wrong colour from normal! yeah well i did a red one today and my ass is still kinda sore, a little stingy around the edges, and uhm, i was kinda wonderin if its something like what this here young lady has got too! please help me it is painfull!

prarie doggin's picture
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I'd say just spray on some of that fake snow and you should have yourself a real nice Christmas wreath.

Anonymous Coward's picture

ive been sick and hocking luigis and swallown luigi cause i cant allways spit them out but my poop has been terble ive been live this for like 3 4 weeks i wonder if it will ever be over for real best medication out for this shit it sucks help peace

Bilgepump's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

How much do you get for Luigi when you "hock" him? I sure bet he appreciates it when you swallow him, too. Lucky Luigi....

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

billy bobby's picture

welll eeeeewwwww you are lil nasty thats digusting ur poop is green!!!! yuck

Anonymous Coward's picture

Wooohoo! Keep swallowing. :]]

Anonymous Coward's picture

i have had green and shit for a week now.......... is something wrong with me?

Bilgepump's picture
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"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

fiona mcnicol's picture

poo kinda turns me on

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