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What does a toddlers green poop mean?

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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 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when a toddlers poop is green?

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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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

If your poop is a deep green what could that mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That it transited: Quickly through the GI tract, that you ate green veggies, food with green food dye or certain meds.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my baby has green poop?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Stool color: Infant stools can vary quite a bit in color, from brown, yellow, green, orange. All are okay if the baby is otherwise fine and feeding well. Stool should be loose, soft or "seedy". Green stool is not necessarily a reason to be concerned.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Why does it mean to have green poop?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Ingested foods: The color of your stool is often secondary to what you have eaten and the bacteria in your colon, but also may suggest bile excretion in excess. Do not worry about this unless you have other symptoms.

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