A 33-year-old member asked:
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what could cause my son's stool to be dark green?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: Only colors of concern are white, black and bloody.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs.If worried about something else schedule a visit.
Answered on Oct 21, 2015
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