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5yr. has werid stool problems..any ideas?

She doesn't flush the toilet all the time & saw that there was green color kinda dark forest green) floating around her stools. Her stools kinda have been floating also. Her stools don't look green & when she just pee's it's not a weird color, and I know it's not the toilet cleaner as well. I also notice it starts after the stools be then for a little bit?

 
princessbabies

Asked by princessbabies at 4:58 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • If she's eating a lot of artificial colours (which are in everything from breakfast cereals to candy, condiments and even vitamins) that may explain it completely.

    Green foods don't tend to retain their colour through the digestive process, so it's unlikely just her eating a lot of spinach or parsley.

    Stools should float, if they don't, it's usually because there is not enough fibre in a diet.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 5:06 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Whenever your in doubt consult your doctor.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 5:05 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • well, the color suggests sugar or food dye. like if u eat a lot of cake. and i've heard that if ur stools float its bc there is a lot of fat protien in them. try monitoring her food intake.
    Phippsandrea

    Answer by Phippsandrea at 5:06 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Green stool is caused by eating foods with artificial PURPLE coloring. Grape soda, blueberry yogurt, etc will cause green stool.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 10:32 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • What is she eating?
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:29 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • To KTMOM - see that's the problem in a way we been having problems w/ her eating, she also go's to school. So @ right now I'm not sure how much there is is eating as well. She does always have cereal now in the morning.. but not sure what it can be that doing that. I guess it can be from what she's eating...oh and her stools arn't green there brown ( actually pretty light coloring), just have the dark green water flowing w/it. Sorry I know it doesn't make much scene but it's just weird! yes hard to describe!
    princessbabies

    Comment by princessbabies (original poster) at 1:32 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

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