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A 31-year-old female asked about a 2-year-old female:

my daughter is constantly having green poop. she is 2 and complains of stomach aches. could it be her stomach causing the green poop?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Green poop: Green poop and stomach aches can be caused by taking iron vitamin tablets or liquid
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner.

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