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Bright Green Stool

My daughter had bright green stool yesterday and today. I havent seen that from her so I am a little concerned. Should I be? Has anyone had any experiences with this and their toddlers? Any advise would help. Thanks

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Hi V. - I see you have gotten quite a bit of advice but I just had to add mine. The bright green poopie thing happens with both my boys too.

Here is a link that describes what it could be from my boy's pediatrician.

http://www.askdrsears.com/faq/ci26.asp

With my boys it happens from time to time and its always too much of something, usually milk and cereal (dairy). They love it and when I let them have more then one bowl a day with one or more glasses of milk here comes the green poopies! So I cut back on all dairy and the next time its back to normal, every time. This website has TONS of answers to all kinds of questions and it really has a way to calm the nerves :)

This is a great guide to poop for babies, I don't know if it applies to older children:

http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/pediatricks/poop.asp

Hi V.,

That happened to my son for the first time this year--it happened on two different occasions. It really freaked me out the first time--I looked online and food coloring appeared to be the culprit. After I thought about it, both times happened when he'd had a store-bought cupcake with blue and/or black frosting (birthday parties). Apparently, it's not harmful (although it does make one think about letting kids consume too many processed foods)! Online moms said that Koolaid (food coloring again) would do it too.

:-) D.

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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stool-color/AN00772

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/gettingdiagnosed/a/green_...

Thought I'd share what I found by Googling Bright Green Stool.

Best of Luck.

Hi V. - I see you have gotten quite a bit of advice but I just had to add mine. The bright green poopie thing happens with both my boys too.

Here is a link that describes what it could be from my boy's pediatrician.

http://www.askdrsears.com/faq/ci26.asp

With my boys it happens from time to time and its always too much of something, usually milk and cereal (dairy). They love it and when I let them have more then one bowl a day with one or more glasses of milk here comes the green poopies! So I cut back on all dairy and the next time its back to normal, every time. This website has TONS of answers to all kinds of questions and it really has a way to calm the nerves :)

You've probably been bombarded with responses on this one but colorful cereal did it to my older two. I never let them have anything other than Cheerios for the longest time and then one day I got them Trix (or something along those lines) and WHOA! I was surprised to see the color change and it took me awhile to figure out what was going on. We stick to the less colorful cereals now :)

That happened to my youngest sister when she had grape juice. Every time she had the dark grape juice she had colorful poops.

Did she eat something new? Blueberries make bright green poop. So do green crayons-FYI!

Did she have any of those brightly colored fruit snacks or bright colored candy? That is usually the culprit with my kids... ; )

M.

I saw that with my son when he was three. It happened two, maybe three times, separated by a couple of weeks. The color was pretty disturbing, but he seemed to feel fine, and it cleared up after a day or two, so I just chalked it up to something he ate. He hadn't been eating a lot of artificial colors on those days, so my theory after the last episode was dillweed, but it has never happened again (it's probably been a year), so I haven't had a chance to test it out. If your daughter doesn't seem to have any stomach complaints, it's probably nothing to worry about.

I have seen this when the kids eat popsicles and/or certain gummy treats.

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