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What happens when you have green poop as a four year old

A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
On or in ?: The color of stool, from green through yellows and browns is unimportant. If the blood is bright red, it comes from near the outlet and usually repres ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Time for consult: I would have him seen by his PCP and evaluated for chronic constipation/stool retention. If your PCP is unfamiliar with the issue, contact a pediatric ... Read More
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
15 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
See A Physician: Truly green stool can be normal, depending on diet, but it can also be a sign of an issue with your GI tract. You may want to consider seeing the ped ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe.: Color change in stools can be the result of many things: diet, illnesses, and then the last category: who knows. Sometimes a kid's stool changes colo ... Read More
A 45-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
47 years experience Pediatrics
Pooh color...: Pooh comes in many colors depending on age and diet. Green is not a problem. The color can change based on the child's diet. Bright red or dark red/ ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Diet: Consider getting him off dairy and adding probiotics. If it continues, then please see your pediatrician and discuss it with him/her.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Contaminated fingers: Kids are always scratching & many pick up germs in the environment that stay for hours on their fingernails. One goog scratch can plant several types ... Read More
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