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Green stool Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Green stool. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the green stool?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. If a child, have they been off solids and thus been on a liquid diet for a few days due to being unwell?

    Why: Starvation stools may be green and watery.

  3. Diarrhea?

    Why: may suggest Salmonella gastroenteritis, Giardia parasite infestation or starvation stools (green watery stools, usually in children caused by being on a liquid diet for a few days due to being unwell).

  4. Fever?

    Why: may suggest Salmonella gastroenteritis.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Green stool:

The following list of conditions have 'Green stool' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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