i hoped my subject line would catch your eye. lol
my 4year old's poo is always varying shades of green.
she doesn't eat crayons. i thought of that and watched her carefully for a while.
she eats all of the same foods as the rest of the family. everyone else has normal brown firm movements.
hers are green and liquid or semi liquid. almost like diarrhea......constantly.
she doesn't complain of tummy aches and i had about written it off as just the way in which her body digests food. but yesterday, i'm embarrassed to say, we were at a science museum, and one of the exhibits said that poo gets its brown color from excreted red blood cells. so, now i'm wondering and coming to you.
have you ever seen a case of chronic green poo?
if so, what could the causes be?
should i be concerned?
i went back and looked at the post after i submitted. limegreen is the correct color most of the time. and it causes her problems becuse her stools are so loose that she passes some into her panties when she has gas sometimes.
Wow this is great I came here wondering "now how am I going to find a post about green poop" and here it is. My prob is a littel different but I was wondering the same thing.
My 5 yo was in allot of pain the last few days. I kick myself for it now but I dident pay much attention to it as he had fallen a few days back (Yes I did check him for serious injury) I assumed he had a brused tail bone. He was complaining that his butt hurt and when I pressed on his tail bone (which is on the longer end of normal) he said that was where it hurt so anyway I was giveing him motrin and that seemed to help. But tonight he was crying and saying he had to poop. It was right after we ate so It made me thing constipation and I gave him about 1/3 of a fleets. He had results shortly there after it was hard and stained neon green in color. It had the same hue as bile you get from an NG. I guess it could be food coloring but it looks just like bile.He felt much better but I cant help but wonder... what the heck would cause a hard stool to be stained with bile?
Last edit by Dayray on Aug 11, '03