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

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics

In brief: No

If you ask my wife, she'd answer differently, but no, bright green diarrhea is not going to cause any harm. Most diarrhea is viral, and the virus causes inflammation and change to the intestinal world.
Normal bacteria there changes. It's that bacteria that changes the stool to different colors, so if you change the bacteria, you change the color. When the virus goes away, it changes back.

In brief: No

If you ask my wife, she'd answer differently, but no, bright green diarrhea is not going to cause any harm. Most diarrhea is viral, and the virus causes inflammation and change to the intestinal world.
Normal bacteria there changes. It's that bacteria that changes the stool to different colors, so if you change the bacteria, you change the color. When the virus goes away, it changes back.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Fast transit time of the stool from the large bowel prevents to change the color of the stool from green to brown. Diarrhea is one of the causes of fast transit time. Dyes and chemicals in the foods or drinks can also change the color of the stool.
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