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What does it mean if your child has very green diaria, he has been sick for the past 5 days with high fever.?

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Dr. Andrew Oshiro
Pediatrics
10 doctors agree

In brief: Take to doctor now

If your child has been having fever for 5 days, it means you should take them to the doctor now.

In brief: Take to doctor now

If your child has been having fever for 5 days, it means you should take them to the doctor now.
Dr. Andrew Oshiro
Dr. Andrew Oshiro
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably infection

High fever and green diarrhea (especially lime green) may indicate a particular bacterial infection called shigella.
It is accompanied by abdominal pain and cramping, profuse diarrhea, fever and perhaps some blood in the stool. You should seek urgent medical attention in this situation. Age, fluid intake, control of fever, associated vomiting and activity all influence action to take.

In brief: Probably infection

High fever and green diarrhea (especially lime green) may indicate a particular bacterial infection called shigella.
It is accompanied by abdominal pain and cramping, profuse diarrhea, fever and perhaps some blood in the stool. You should seek urgent medical attention in this situation. Age, fluid intake, control of fever, associated vomiting and activity all influence action to take.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Nothing specific

The main colorizing agent in stool is the ultra green bile added during digestion.
In regular stooling it gradually changes through yellows to browns during germ action. Runny green poop just means things are traveling through much faster.This is common to any cause of diarrhea, but most are viral. If he is well hydrated & feeding it may pass.If he seems to be weak have him seen.

In brief: Nothing specific

The main colorizing agent in stool is the ultra green bile added during digestion.
In regular stooling it gradually changes through yellows to browns during germ action. Runny green poop just means things are traveling through much faster.This is common to any cause of diarrhea, but most are viral. If he is well hydrated & feeding it may pass.If he seems to be weak have him seen.
Dr. James Ferguson
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