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Pea Green Diarrhea
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Yes: Eating a lot of fruits and veggies (especially if combined with juices) can cause toddler's diarrhea.
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.
Diarrhea: Diarrhea can range from very mild to severe. For severe diarrhea and associated symptoms, I would recommend going to either the emergency room or urgent care clinic. Worrisome diarrhea generally would include symptoms such as: high fever, unrelenting diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, blood or mucous in stool, dehydration, dizziness, or accompanied vomiting. When in doubt, go check it out.See 1 more doctor answer
Change the milk: If your newborn is drinking a cow milk formula, then the milk may be the culprit. If this is a chronic problem review the symptoms with your doctor as well as the infant's weight. Another possibility is a virus which will resolve but keep your infant hydrated and review the symptoms with your doctor.
Good: Good news! The only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, even blue (blue kool-aid or blueberries) or purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet. If she has a persistent change in her stool habits, you should contact her physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern. Other reasons to contact her doctor are fever, diarrhea that lasts longer than a week or any concern for dehydration.
My son has had only two wet diapers in two days. He also has had green diarrhea for six days now. Should I be concerned?
Go to the Hospital: Please. Put down the smart phone and get your son to the emergency room. This is not normal and is very frightening to think you have gone six days without getting him medical attention. He is not peeing. He is very ill. Please take him to the nearest emergency room or get him to his pediatrician.See 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has no other symtoms and hasn't got diarrhea I am carefull what I give her and its been dark green for few months now?
I suspect I already: Answered, but I'll expand my answer. The color means nothing if she is otherwise healthy. It can reflect what she is eating, it can also be green from iron and vitamin supplements. When to see a doctor? If she has Un-expected weight loss, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Foul-smelling stools, Burning sensation in the rectum, Gas/flatulence, Mucous in stool. If she is otherwise healthy, growing, its ok.
I have had light green, foamy diarrhea for about a week now and I was not sure if this was normal since I have had my gallbladder out?
Diarrhea s/p chole: Diarrhea is not uncommon s/p cholecystectomy. Bile is green. Your body now has to adjust and there are dietary restrictions. Limit fat to 30-60 grams /day (low fat foods have < 3 grams /serving) Questran (cholestyramine) may be used. F/u https://health. Clevelandclinic. Org/2015/07/5-ways-to-avoid-discomfort-after-your-gallbladder-removal/
My son is still having green diarrhea for 5 days now. Also, he hasn't peed for over 24 hours. What can I do? When should I take him to be seen?
Immediately: I am concerned that he may be severely dehydrated based upon what you have described. Please go to an er immediately as he may need IV fluids. Don't delay.
Hi I ate a bunch of Oreos earlier today and now I'm having diarrhea that is black and green. I was wondering if the Oreos would cause the change in color or if something else is wrong?
Cookies should NOT color your stools!! "black stools" need to be investigated since may reflect GI bleeding EG: Bleeding in the CECUM may cause blackish stools ("old blood") In short, get it checked out!
BTW "Green stools may be due to food color eg: green vegetables and is generally normal.
Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause.
No: Normal color of adult stool is brownish unless one: your diet contains a great deal of green vegetable matter or two: your diet contains a great deal of fat and that triggered bile which is dumped into your intestine to emulsify the fat and the color of bile is dark green.See 1 more doctor answer
Green, loose stool: 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 can lead to green stool. See dr for change in stool >>.