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What causes a 3month old baby to stool bright yellow then slightly yellowish but the 3rd day her stool color returns to it's normal color green?

What causes a 3month old baby to stool bright yellow then slightly yellowish but the 3rd day her stool color returns to it's normal color green?

Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant, stool color changed from brown to yellowish and softer 10 days ago. Any risk for baby's or pregnancy health? What should I do?

25 weeks pregnant, stool color changed from brown to yellowish and softer 10 days ago. Any risk for baby's or pregnancy health? What should I do?

Pretty common: The 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 from green thru yellow to 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.It is not a risk for baby. ...Read more

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I have had changes in stool color and consistency over the past several months what can this mean?

I have had changes in stool color and consistency over the past several months what can this mean?

Depends: The changes may be related to your diet, what you are ingesting. It's reasonable to talk this over with your doctor to make sure nothing unusual is going on. You want to make sure you are well. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in stool color?

What can cause a change in stool color?

Brown: The color of stool is most commonly various shades of brown due to a combination of several factors (bile content, transit time, diet, medications, intestinal flora/bacteria). These factors may result in green or even a yellow hue. ...Read more

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Can eating greek yogurt change your stool color?

Should not: Should not change color, should not change consistency, unless you eating only yogurt. ...Read more

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What shades of brown are considered "normal" stool color? What colors are cause for concern?

Black: Jet black stools, assuming you are not eating things which will do this, may signify old blood. Also if you see bright red blood this is of concern. If your stool is completely white that is not normal. All other colors are usually related to your dietary intake. ...Read more

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