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A 51-year-old male asked:

Is it normal for infants & toddlers to have greenish stool first after diarhea that turns into yellowish later on i.e it is a part of recovery.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes, expected: It takes time till the gut regains its normal function, hence the different stools colors, so long the child is otherwise healthy
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Pretty common: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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