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A 33-year-old female asked:

What does green poop mean with my 2 year old?

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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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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can stress cause 2 year old with green poop?

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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 may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner.If stress triggers more stool it may be green.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What causes green poop in 2 year old toddler stress?

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Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Pooh color...: Pooh comes in many colors depending on age and diet. Green is not a problem. The color can change based on the child's diet. Bright red or dark red/black pooh would be of concern as this is a sign of milk allergy. Iron can change the color of pooh to black which is not a problem. As the child is well green is no problem. It is not related to stress as long as there is no diarrhea stomach pain.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does a toddlers green poop mean?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is green poop bad? What does it mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Green feces: Can occur with certain meds (iron), food dyes, green veggies , med conditions ; rapid transit of stool through the GI tract.
Winnsboro, LA
A 21-year-old female asked:

What Can I Give a two year old to help poop???

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Baked beans: 1/4 to 1/2 cup. They are sweet and well tolerated. Give another 1/2 cup the next day.

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