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What does it mean if your stool is green? is there any make concerns or anything to be worried about?

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Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
No: No worries unless you have fever or abdominal pain or bleeding.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others ; the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue.

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