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What does it mean if my baby has bright green vomit?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: Bad sign

Call your doctor asap or go to the er if this happens.
It can be a sign of intestinal blockage causing green bile to back up into the stomach and out. This is always something that needs investigation and should not be waited on.

In brief: Bad sign

Call your doctor asap or go to the er if this happens.
It can be a sign of intestinal blockage causing green bile to back up into the stomach and out. This is always something that needs investigation and should not be waited on.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics

In brief: Bile

Bright green vomit could mean that your baby is vomiting bile, an intestinal secretion.
This can sometimes be a sign of serious intestinal obstruction. It can also happen with gastrointestinal infections, when your baby has "nothing left to throw up". Contact your doctor in either case! (oh- first make sure your baby is not vomiting "green" because he/she had green food or drink!).

In brief: Bile

Bright green vomit could mean that your baby is vomiting bile, an intestinal secretion.
This can sometimes be a sign of serious intestinal obstruction. It can also happen with gastrointestinal infections, when your baby has "nothing left to throw up". Contact your doctor in either case! (oh- first make sure your baby is not vomiting "green" because he/she had green food or drink!).
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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