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Warning : PICTURE OF POOP INSIDE THIS POST

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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 My son's poop is a really strange green color. I wanted to ask about it but I didn't know if it would be ok to post a picture. it's hard to explain so a picture would be much easier.

Couldn't be much more gross than the lady's underwear with mucus plug gunk in them right?

 

OK here's the poop. It's not extra runny or extra hard, just normal. He had a blue snow cone at the pool 4 days ago and his poop was bright green (like lime green) that day. He hasn't had anything that should make it look like that now though.

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savannahnhi
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:04 AM

oh, my.


abbysmommy429
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:05 AM

 ummm... did you google an image to find info first?

blsdbyangel07
by Evil Food Lady on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:05 AM

I'm pretty positive it would be ok as long as you put a warning in your title.

carterscutie85
by *Shanny's Stalker* on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:05 AM

It's just poop. I wouldn't be offended by it. I see poop everyday.

Jessiejack
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:06 AM

did he eat something blue yesterday

superflyinlove
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:06 AM
Lol please dont how about googling the shade of green
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allurasmamma
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:07 AM

 

The list of medical condition causes of Green stool (Green poop) includes:

  • Salmonella - can cause greenish stool (usually diarrhea)
  • Giardia - can cause greenish stool (usually diarrhea)
  • Swallowed postnasal drip - ie. from an upper respiratory disorder
  • Intestinal disorder
  • Starvation stools - usually in children; green watery stool caused by being on a liquid diet for a few days (e.
blsdbyangel07
by Evil Food Lady on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Green Poop

Every now and then the notorious green poop may show up in your baby's diaper. You may take a look at it and ask yourself "how'd that get there?" There are many different causes for green poop. More than likely, if your baby has green poop, it's nothing to worry about, but here are a few possibilities.

  • Iron-fortified formula - Some formula-fed babies will develop a case of green poop from the iron in the formula they are taking. As long as your baby is happy and not having any problems with constipation, there is nothing to worry about.
  • Jaundice - A baby that has jaundice may have dark or greenish colored stools. This normally goes away once baby is off of the bilirubin lights.
  • Dairy Sensitivity - Some breastfed babies are very sensitive to certain foods in their mom's diet. If your baby is having problems with green mucousy stools, blood in his stools, spitting up a lot, or a skin rash, he may be sensitive to something in your diet. Dairy products are one of the most common causes of food allergies in babies. If you think this might be the problem, try eliminating milk and dairy products from your diet. It may take a couple weeks to see results from a dairy elimination diet. You should see improvement in a week or two. If you're not sure, you can always try it out for a few weeks and then try having a cup of milk to see what happens. If the symptoms come back, then milk is probably the culprit and you will want to avoid it.
  • Foremilk/Hindmilk imbalance - If your baby is breastfeeding and has green frothy-looking poops, this may be a result of a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. To put this simply, when a mom breastfeeds the first milk that comes out (foremilk) is thinner and lower in fat. After you have nursed for a bit, you will start to produce richer, fattier milk called hindmilk. Babies that receive too much of the thin foremilk and not enough of the richer hindmilk sometimes have problems with green stools and tummy aches. If you have been switching breasts a lot instead of letting baby get a good feed on one breast, you may have problems with this.
  • Other reasons - Sometimes babies just have greenish colored poop. The range of color in baby's poops can vary. Any range of yellow, mustard to yellow/green is pretty normal for a baby. If baby is gaining well and happy then there is nothing to worry about.
1stimemommy87
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM


Quoting carterscutie85:

It's just poop. I wouldn't be offended by it. I see poop everyday.


CutieBoysMommy
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM

 he hasnt had anything blue and he didn't eat anything unusual. It's like the color of my font

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