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Daughter had dark almost slightly dark green tinged stool after eating a lot of chocolate and candy from easter could that still be te cause?

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Rapid transit stool: Bile from the liver aids in digestion and is usually changed by bacteria in the intestine to the familiar brown color one usually associates with normal bowel movements. A major dietary change, such as eating a lot of chocolate, could alter the transit time of digestion and cause stools to remain a dark green. Stools can also be dark green during the recovery phase of a viral gastroenteritis.

Answered 9/9/2016

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Food Coloring: Most likely it is from a food coloring that was in the candy. I would advise against candy binging ... but there shouldn't be any serious problems with this. If not better in a week I would consider having it evaluated.

Answered 11/7/2015

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