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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose the reason for your son’s bright lime green poop. However any thing which causes the feces to transit his system too quick ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
32 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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Dr. Gregg Alexander
33 years experience Pediatrics
May or may not be OK: It may be ok, if the baby is otherwise acting and growing well. But, if it is a sudden change from previous stool color/pattern, green stool may indic ... Read More
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Dr. Syed Masood
Specializes in Pediatrics
OK if baby is OK: You did not mention the age but as long the baby is acting okay it is alright to have a green stool. Most of the time (as long as the stools are not r ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Iron: Could be due to iron in either the formula or cereal thea you child is eating.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
20 years experience Family Medicine
Blood not normal: Bloody stools are not normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. Bright green poop may be caused by infection, excessive bilirubin, diet, or dyes ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Vanderkin
36 years experience Radiology
Hemorrhoids: most like it is hemorrhoids
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 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

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