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Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you

Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you

Yes: Transient pale-colored stooling is observed in healthy infants and children not too infrequently. Pale stool close to chalk in jaundiced infant or red stool with diarrhea or tarry stool needs medical attention. ...Read more

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My 3 months old baby having a dark green poops for almost 2 months, now his having a dark gray sticky poops. I'm not changing his formula since then.

My 3 months old baby having a dark green poops for almost 2 months, now his having a dark gray sticky poops. I'm not changing his formula since then.

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. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby passes a greenish to grey stool at 3 months old?

What does it mean if my baby passes a greenish to grey stool at 3 months old?

Nothing special: The color of poop is based on the main colorizing agent, bile, which comes from the liver. It starts out an intense green & changes shades through yellows and browns as germs act on material in the stool. Gray is often seen when meds or food dyes interact with the bile. ...Read more

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Hi my baby is 15 weeks old. He has been having nutramigen milk for one day now and today his poo is grey. Is that normal?

Hi my baby is 15 weeks old. He has been having nutramigen milk for one day now and today his poo is grey. Is that normal?

Infant stools: Yellow, seedy, nonbloody stools are normal in a formula fed infant. Changing from breast to formula, or changing from one formula to another can cause changes in stool frequency and appearance. Sudden changes in stools, if associated with irritability, bloody stools, vomiting, lethargy or any other symptom of illness should be evaluated prompty. ...Read more

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My 4 months old baby stool color is grey. What are the reasons for grey color of stool and treatments. He is bottel feeding?

My 4 months old baby stool color is grey. What are the reasons for grey color of stool and treatments. He is bottel feeding?

? normal: This could be normal. White stools could signify liver disease. I would observe for a few days. Check with your dr. If persists. ...Read more

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Should I see a dr if I have grey poop?

Should I see a dr if I have grey poop?

Color change: The stool can go through color changes on a daily basis, mainly dependent on the foods that you eat. If the stool color is consistently an abnormal color, independent of your diet, then follow with a doctor for further evaluation. It could be the sign of a malabsorption issue. ...Read more

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What can cause grey poop? No other symptoms.

What can cause grey poop? No other symptoms.

Silver vs. Melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more

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My 10 month old sons poop was grey this morning, is that normal?

My 10 month old sons poop was grey this morning, is that normal?

Probably yes: Keep an eye on your child's stools, one unusual poop does not mean there is a problem. If he has persistently colorless (acholic) greyish/white stools then tell someone about this, probably his regular doctor ...Read more

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My daughter is really stuffed up and coughing really bad and her poop is grey she is only 6 months old what could the grey poop mean?

My daughter is really stuffed up and coughing really bad and her poop is grey she is only 6 months old what could the grey poop mean?

Poop color...: ..Changes with diet, with viruses, and with many other factors. The color of the poop doesn't concern me unless it's black or red. What concerns me more is she is "stuffed up and coughing really bad." that could just mean she had a cold, or at 6 months it could be something more. I encourage you to err on the side of caution and see he pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son is 2 months old and he has pooped twice today the second time I had to help him but his poop is clay like and greenish grey is this normal?

My son is 2 months old and he has pooped twice today the second time I had to help him but his poop is clay like and greenish grey is this normal?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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My 9-month old has had gray poops for a week. Is this normal?

My 9-month old has had gray poops for a week. Is this normal?

GRAY STOOLS: Is your child doing good? Playful, eating all foods now including meat, then the gray popo can be due to what he is eating. ...Read more

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My 2 month old had a couple grey poops. Clay like texture. This morning I was grey/green. He's formula fed. Is this okay, what does it mean?

My 2 month old had a couple grey poops. Clay like texture. This morning I was grey/green. He's formula fed. Is this okay, what does it mean?

OK: Stools will vary in colour depending on the formula and transient time. Worry when stools are colourless or contain blood. All the best. ...Read more

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My son is 5 months old and has been having grey/silver looking poop. My husband read some where it could be linked to liver disease. It isn't constant?

My son is 5 months old and has been having grey/silver looking poop. My husband read some where it could be linked to liver disease. It isn't constant?

Stool color: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, yes it may be related to obstructive Jaundice, having said that he should also be having dark cola coloured urine and yellowing of the skin. Either way it is a good idea to be checked out by a Pediatrician. I would suggest sharing a picture of the poop as well. I hope it helps! Please let me know if you need further assistance. Take care :) ...Read more

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When I poop hard or try hard to take out the poop a lump at my anal comes out its gray semi red and purple coloured. It happaned 3times now so far?

When I poop hard or try hard to take out the poop a lump at my anal comes out its gray semi red and purple coloured. It happaned 3times now so far?

Hemorrhoid: Hemorrhoids are veins in the rectal or anal area which can swell in response to straining. If they go away, and cause no symptoms, there is no cause for concern. If they don't go away, or begin to hurt, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can zantac (ranitidine) cause dark gray sticky poop in 3 month old? He is spitting up and screaming afterwards. He just started zantac (ranitidine) a day ago.

Can zantac (ranitidine) cause dark gray sticky poop in 3 month old? He is spitting up and screaming afterwards. He just started zantac (ranitidine) a day ago.

Don't think so: Liquid Zantac (ranitidine) is sometimes given to babies to help treat stomach reflux. If a baby is having worsened symptoms or new types of symptoms, parents can call the doctor for advice. If there is just one odd-looking poop, but the next few poops look fine, and if the baby is happily eating and comfortably sleeping... it may not be anything serious. The doctor can help figure things out. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old daughter was hospitalized a wk for vomiting & nothing found. 5 days later, her poop is gray with some brown and lots of gas. Is that ok?

My 3 yr old daughter was hospitalized a wk for vomiting & nothing found. 5 days later, her poop is gray with some brown and lots of gas. Is that ok?

How is she doing?: How is she overall? Is she hydrated and urinating at least three times a day? Is she free of fever or pain? Is she tolerating her regular diet? Grey poop with some brown is ok, so long as she does not have a white poop (that can indicate a bowel obstruction) Gassiness is ok so long as she is not having abdominal pain. Does she have a one week followup with her doc following hospital? ...Read more

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There's this girl always rubbing in her eye color to my face I want eyes that are grey not brown she calls them poop colored any idea how to change eye?

There's this girl always rubbing in her eye color to my face I want eyes that are grey not brown she calls them poop colored any idea how to change eye?

Don't be bullied: Please don't ever feel like you have to change yourself because of someone bullying you. Many people think brown eyes are great or even the best color. Often people insult others because of their own insecurity

if you do decide you want a different eye color, i'd suggest seeing an optometrist or ophthalmologist to see if your eyes will handle contacts--different brands of colored contacts exist. ...Read more

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