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1 Year Old Yellow Poop
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.Loose means less water extracd. ...Read more
Bile: 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 considered normal Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product.It could be food coloring also, but my bet is normal bile stain. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Keep hydrated: We're seeing a lot of gastroenteritis, or the "stomach flu". Currently it's the norwalk virus, or a norovirus. The biggest thing is making sure she doesn't get dehydrated. Watch urine output, tears, drooling and energy level. If those start to flag a bit, then go get her looked at. ...Read more
Depends on situation: Bright red blood will mean it came from near the exit. Maroon colored from further up the intestines. Many infants that push out a bulky or hard stool will create a scratch in the inside of the anus that will add blood in streaks on the surface of the poo, or small puddles within it. The doc can examine the baby and confirm the finding & advise you on ways to avoid the problem in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poop is fine/?vomit: Yellow seedy poop would be declared "normal" baby poop/stool. No need to fret. Vomiting can still be a normal infant phenomena due to mild reflux. Check with your doctor to ensure the weight/growth is progressing in a normal fashion. Overfeeding with too large of a volume at one time may be the issue. Smaller amounts over a shorter period of time may help. Upright positioning after meals. ...Read more
Recently started supplementing formula for a breastfed 13 week old. Dark green specks in normal yellow bf poo now. Poop seems more mucousy too.Normal?
Probably normal: If it persists, call your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 2 month old boy has brownish seedy normal stool, but when it's coming out it's foamy. Why? He is breast milk and formula fed mixed.
Vomiting : Vomiting dark brown or black material that has a coffee ground appearance may be due to gastrointestinal bleeding. If this is happening to you right now, then please go to an emergency room to be evaluated. If you are lightheaded, dizzy, weak or continuing to vomit, you may need to call an ambulance for safe transport. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spotted BMs: If he appears fine it may be something he ingested that discolored his stool, especially if it only happened once; however if his stools continue to have black spots, call his pediatrician to discuss it with him/her. ...Read more