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What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?

What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?

Nothing: The color of diarrhea is not important-- unless it's red with blood. Green means the gut is moving quickly, and you're seeing green bile. But that really doesn't mean anything special. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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Should I be concerned about my baby's bright green diarrhea?

Should I be concerned about my baby's bright green diarrhea?

No: Parents often worry about the color of their child's feces. Whereas red and white colored stool certainly requires special attention, yellow, brown, and green ones generally do not. Just be sure your child is getting enough balanced electrolyte drink such as pedialyte not to get dehydrated. ...Read more

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My 4 week formula fed baby has had watery green blowout diarrhea? What's wrong?

My 4 week formula fed baby has had watery green blowout diarrhea? What's wrong?

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. ...Read more

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A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

See doctor: A 3 month old should be see for that. It could be an infection or a problem with diet. See the doctor due to the baby's age. ...Read more

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Can i give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea?Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease. No feve

Can i give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea?Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease.  No feve

Probably wont: Yes you can give her rice cereal but it wont stop her diarrhea, the disease is viral and will run its course unfortunately. Give her plenty of fluids and rest, wish her a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant,belly has dropprd, baby is down in my pelvis,getting mild pressure on cervix,had really thick mucus,loose stools what can this mean?

35 weeks pregnant,belly has dropprd, baby is down in my pelvis,getting mild pressure on cervix,had really thick mucus,loose stools what can this mean?

Head low: I see that you already have 2 children. The more pregnancies you have, the lower the baby sits in the pelvis. That is why you have more pressure. I'm not sure about the loose stools, but taking some OTC Imodium would be ok. Stay well hydrated! ...Read more

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How can we tell if our baby has diarrhea? She is 3 weeks old.

How can we tell if our baby has diarrhea? She is 3 weeks old.

Depends.: With breast feeding, even a very watery stool is ok. With formula, a watery stoo and/or more stools than feedings could be diarrhea. In any case, we mostly worry if there is dehydration (fewer than 3 wet diapers a day) or poor weight gain. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have diarrhea?

Great question: Many answers, first keep up with fluid loses, also see a pediatrician who can do an evaluation for possible causes. It can be a sugar enzyme deficiency, it can be a intestinal bug or many other possible causes. Treating the symptoms alone wont get the answer, so, some evaluation of the stool may be necessary. ...Read more

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When is baby diarrhea cause for concern?

When is baby diarrhea cause for concern?

Dehydration: When there are signs of dehydration or blood in the stool, it is a sign of concern. The signs of dehydration include not peeing or having wet diapers for 7-8 hours. Oral rehydration with an electrolyte solution like Pedialyte is important. If the infant doesn’t tolerate it, they should be seen in an ER for IV hydration. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more