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My 3 year old has bright green poop. Should I be concerned if it lasts more than a few days?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe.
Color change in stools can be the result of many things: diet, illnesses, and then the last category: who knows.
Sometimes a kid's stool changes color for a week or two then changes back, and the kid is just fine. If your child has a fever or looks really uncomfortable, stomach pain, vomiting, etc. Then see your doctor. Otherwise, it's not urgent and give it another week.

In brief: Maybe.
Color change in stools can be the result of many things: diet, illnesses, and then the last category: who knows.
Sometimes a kid's stool changes color for a week or two then changes back, and the kid is just fine. If your child has a fever or looks really uncomfortable, stomach pain, vomiting, etc. Then see your doctor. Otherwise, it's not urgent and give it another week.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Green is normal
The body adds bile to the digestive process that colors the poop.
It starts out dark green & gradually changes through green, yellow & brown as germs make metabolic changes to the bile.Green is a normal stool color that can infer things are moving through quickly.If other things make you think the kid is sick, get checked, for this, ignore it.

In brief: Green is normal
The body adds bile to the digestive process that colors the poop.
It starts out dark green & gradually changes through green, yellow & brown as germs make metabolic changes to the bile.Green is a normal stool color that can infer things are moving through quickly.If other things make you think the kid is sick, get checked, for this, ignore it.
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