Should i be concerned about my baby's bright green diarrhea?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: If you ask my wife, she'd answer differently, but no, bright green diarrhea is not going to cause any harm. Most diarrhea is viral, and the virus causes inflammation and change to the intestinal world. Normal bacteria there changes. It's that bacteria that changes the stool to different colors, so if you change the bacteria, you change the color. When the virus goes away, it changes back.
6.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Parents often worry about the color of their child's feces. Whereas red and white colored stool certainly requires special attention, yellow, brown, and green ones generally do not. Just be sure your child is getting enough balanced electrolyte drink such as pedialyte not to get dehydrated.
6.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Nothing: The color of diarrhea is not important-- unless it's red with blood. Green means the gut is moving quickly, and you're seeing green bile. But that really doesn't mean anything special.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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