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baby has green poop what does it mean

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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worr ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
Stool color: Infant stools can vary quite a bit in color, from brown, yellow, green, orange. All are okay if the baby is otherwise fine and feeding well. Stool sh ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Diarrhea: Green feces can mean multiple things. In the setting of a "cold" this likely means you have a viral or bacterial infection. Speak to your doctor if ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Ingested foods: The color of your stool is often secondary to what you have eaten and the bacteria in your colon, but also may suggest bile excretion in excess. Do n ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown de ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Green feces: Can occur with certain meds (iron), food dyes, green veggies , med conditions ; rapid transit of stool through the GI tract.
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: Often the colour of stool indicates how rapidly the contents pass through. This is part of digestion and is normal. All the best. Green is normal.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown de ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Meconium: If baby aspirated meconium, the doctor will observe for respiratory distress. If your baby is sick then it is likely your baby will be observed or adm ... Read More
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