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Green Liquidy Stools

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  • Posted By: acics1024
  • August 26, 2007
  • 01:13 PM

Ok, last Thursday, I began to feel mild stomach cramps after eating at my school lunch. On friday, at around 2 Block ( which is about 10:30AM ) I started having a fever and grew fatigued and my whole body started to ache. When it was lunch time, I didn't want to eat anything I felt so bad, so I just had a few bites of a salad and some cookies. Then at 4th block ( last block of the day) I have football workouts. Before I went into the weightroom, I had to go to the bathroom. This was the first time my stool was very liquidy, and green. I didn't work out I felt so bad. After workouts we have practice and I told coach that I was feeling awful with the fever and constant stomach pains. Plus it was 105 degrees outside which doesn't help a fever. And my friend Eli, was also experiencing the same symptoms I was, so coach allowed me and him to wait this practice out. We went down to the field to watch, but after an hour passed we couldn't deal with the heat and the fevers anymore, so we left for home. That night, I tried eating chicken noodle soup. I had continous liquidy green stools, the entire night and vomited once. I didn't go to bed till about 5 o clock dealing with the abruptness of it all. I did realize, however, that when I drank water to rehydrate, in about 10 minutes after drinking the water, I would have to go to the bathroom again. So eventually my body was weak, I was tired, and I didn't drink anymore water. Thats when they stopped enough for me to get some sleep. Saturday morning I had 3 bisquits and 2 peices of bacon. I still had liquidy green stools, headache, dizzyness, acheyness, my fever had subsided. It is Sunday, the 26th now, and I still have had these cycles of liquidy green stools almost every time I go to the bathroom. I woke up this morning, having to go the bathroom. So then, I just came here. So, I've had this stuff for about a week now... It sounded just like a virus or bug or something... but its continued to last this long.

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  • It probably is a bug, but it might be a resistant one so it'd be a good idea to visit your doctor, he might have some good antibiotics to help you get over it quicker.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 29, 2007
    • 02:17 AM
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  • Unless you're immunocompromised, you don't need antibiotics for most bacterial gastroenteritides (which is what this sounds like). The green in your stool is just bile. Normally the bile is absorbed passively along the latter half of the small bowel, then really actively right before the colon starts. When a bacterial or viral infection kills the lining of the small bowel, absorption is compromised. Hence gas, pain, diarrhea, etc... Since this is going on for a week, it's not food posioning (preformed S. aureus toxin). It'll pass in all likelihood. Seek antibiotics if it goes past 2 weeks only. Otherwise you might give yourself c. difficile colitis.
    GI guy 45 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 05:27 AM
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