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what causes stool to be green in baby?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Bacteria: The type of bacteria in baby's stool and the speed at which the stool travels through the colon.
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
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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.
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
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