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Can antibiotics give a toddler bright green stool?

Yes: If your toddler is also starting to develop loose stool or even diarrhea, yogurt (if they will eat it) can help. Antibiotics alter the normal bacterial flora found in the intestine, and yogurt can help start to restore balance. ...Read more

Stool Is Green (Definition)

Stool is green is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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24month kid taking antibiotics and just had bright green stool, but no diarhea. Does indicate something bad? She needs to see doctor again?

24month kid taking antibiotics and just had bright green stool, but no diarhea. Does indicate something bad? She needs to see doctor again?

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 toddler of 22 months has bright green stool and a fever. What is the cause?

My toddler of 22 months has bright green stool and a fever. What is the cause?

Probably viral: 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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I have experienced green stool couple days after I started to take antibiotics. Should I be worried?

I have experienced green stool couple days after I started to take antibiotics. Should I be worried?

No: If you are not having diarrhea, give it a few days after the antibiotics are done for your bowel movements to return to normal. You may want to hasten the process along with some yogurt or over the counter probiotics. ...Read more

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Is green stool normal? I havnt ate any green or black food. I'm not on any antibiotics just ambien (zolpidem). For sleep

Is green stool normal? I havnt ate any green or black food. I'm not on any antibiotics just ambien (zolpidem). For sleep

Stool color: Green stool can indicate a change in bacterial content of the colon or rapid transit especially if diarrhea is concurrent. ...Read more

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Toddler with green stool?

Toddler with green stool?

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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Bright green stool (feces) very hard feces, should I be concerned?

Bright green stool (feces) very hard feces, should I be concerned?

No: Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and odorless. You may take fiber laxative like Metamucil. ...Read more

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I just recent saw bright green stool after using the bathroom. This is new for me. In addition I have also had vaginal + rectal itching..

I just recent saw bright green stool after using the bathroom. This is new for me. In addition I have also had vaginal + rectal itching..

See answer: Green stool indicates that your food is moving through your intestines more quickly than usual and not giving your bile a chance to turn the normal brown color. By itself, this is not a sign of a specific illness. Your itching is unrelated to the green stool. Since your also having vaginal itching Candidiasis may be the cause. For more information on rectal itching go to http://bit. Ly/1Fwloz6 ...Read more

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What can cause bright green stool?

What can cause bright green stool?

Stool color: Stool color can vary because of a lot of factors, most notably diet. It is generally not a concern unless the store is bloody or solid black in color, due to bleeding, and will eventually return to normal. Green stool is not usually a concern. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my 1 year old have bright green stool?

Why does my 1 year old have bright green stool?

Diet: Typically diet is first place to look. Graham crackers and grape juice can actually cause neon green stools. Other reasons include poor gut flora balance and probiotics may help. Usually it is not a big concern...Does give rise to improving diet though. ...Read more

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A week ago, I had a very bad drinking experience that resulted in vomiting. Ever since, I've been having bright green stool. Is this normal?

Bile in stool: Green colored stool is usually a sign there is bile in the stool, unless you were drinking green beer for St. Patrick's day or something and then it might be food coloring. ...Read more

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What causes green stool with bright green in it and should I be concerned?

What causes green stool with bright green in it and should I be concerned?

Green stools: This could result from rapid transit of feces through the intestines, or from food colorings such as in liquorice., consuming iron-rich foods or iron supplements, or leafy green vegetables, taking laxatives, and if with other intestinal symptoms it can result from irritable bowel or intestinal infections. If no symptoms, no worries. ...Read more

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I've had green stool, for about 5 days now I don't have any other symptoms but that, just green stool, at first it was bright green and now it's darkg?

Something you ate: Most likely it is something you ate try to eat yogurt sometime it help resume your own intestinal flora and it might have some effect on the stool color as long as you do not have fever or diarrhea or bleeding do not worry about it ...Read more

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Stomach cramps occasionally loose soft oily green stool with mucus some bright blood barely visible in mucus started 6 days ago bm 2-3 daily?

Stomach cramps occasionally loose soft oily green stool with mucus some bright blood barely visible in mucus started 6 days ago bm 2-3 daily?

Stomach flu?: You may be having a viral gastroenteritis in your locale. 2-3 stools/day are not enough to get dehydrated; so, just treat your symptoms, drink plenty fluids, eat foods that are well-tolerated, use good hand-washing hygiene, and allow a few more days for it to clear. If not improved in another week, then get back to us or see a clinician locally. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Brown & dark green stool. Bright red blood when I wipe. Started after eating spicy sandwich. Stomach making loud noises. Flatulence... What is wrong?

Brown & dark green stool. Bright red blood when I wipe. Started after eating spicy sandwich. Stomach making loud noises. Flatulence... What is wrong?

Not sure: Green stools can be caused by eating certain foods that contain green pigment or if stool has rapid transit time through the intestines. Blood is not normal. If the blood is more than a one time occurrence - would recommend assessment. ...Read more

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What does green stool for 2 days mean in adults?

What does green stool for 2 days mean in adults?

By itself, not much: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I need to worry if I have had green stool for over a week?

Do I need to worry if I have had green stool for over a week?

Cause?: Any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery & green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring & some medications can lead to green stool. ...Read more

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My 8 month baby is passing green stool but its not loose?

My 8 month baby is passing green stool but its not loose?

Green stools: Stool color in infants can vary depending on their diet, especially of consuming pureed foods such as green vegetables. Green stools are also common when an infant has upper respiratory congestion that is being swallowed and passed in the stool. Stool colors that would be concerning are white (Acolic), red (with blood) or black (digested blood). Fortunately, these are rare occurrences. ...Read more

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My baby age is 3 month she has a green stool what is reason?

My baby age is 3 month she has a green stool what is reason?

Infant stools: Is your child breast or formula fed? Have you introduced any foods yet? Green stool not uncommon and as long as your child looks and acts well, would not be worried. ...Read more

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What should I do if I experience green stool when going to the bathroom?

What should I do if I experience green stool when going to the bathroom?

Stool color: This may be dictated in part by what you eat. If the stool is of formed consistency, you have not changed the frequency of bowel movements and you are otherwise well, leave well enough alone. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of neon green stool. I haven't ate anything remotely green. Should I be concerned?

What could be a cause of neon green stool. I haven't ate anything remotely green. Should I be concerned?

No: The color of stool is determined by the food we consume and the presence or lack of bile content in the stool. While stool may have multiple colors (ie. Clay/white, green, brown) if it returns to your baseline color, there is little to worry about. Sometimes chemicals in our diet can affect the change you are experiencing. If it continues, see your doctor for more advice. ...Read more

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What does mucusy green stool means in 4 months old baby?

What does mucusy green stool means in 4 months old baby?

Nothing special: 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 normal as is the loose or mucousy consistency. The germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd just monitor the issue and discuss your concerns with the doc at the next regular visit. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago had gallbladder removed now have green stool?

Post gallbladder: Loose stools after a lap chole are common. However I tou experience other symptoms such as pain or fever you should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have green stool? Is that from bile or food or something else?

What does it mean to have green stool? Is that from bile or food or something else?

Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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