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4 year old with dark green stools

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  • Posted By: concerned dad
  • November 22, 2006
  • 08:01 AM

my son has had green stools for 3-4 days diaregh first and today a solid stool but it was light brown with a green almost emarald green color in the toilet. could not believe what i was seeing. Can anyone help my son also had a red rash in his groan area like a sun burn around to his butt. put some cortizone on it seemed to help. but as for the green stools can you help?:confused:

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  • The green stuff is bile and can be very acidic. It can be caused by many things but is often assosiated with infection or the gut pushing things thru to rapidly. Why is what you need to find out.He needs to see a doctor, and you need to keep him from dehydrating. Make him drink water as often as possible. This is more important than food.Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 09:00 PM
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  • hope your son gets better. My five months old baby also has the same sore **m and green poo for the past nine days. Everything he eats or drinks comes out straightaway. Have been to a&e six times but have been told it's a tummy bug, it's gastrocolitis, it's a bacterial infection, it's a viral infection, etc despite the fact that no stool culture or blood test was done. We were also given different contradictory advice regarding withdrawing food, giving food, etcDon't know what to do anymore. Health visitor and NHS Direct advised to keep on going to the hospital and cause a scene if possible.Don't know if I am doing the right thing but haae been feding baby banana and rice water, fingers crossed the constipation would stop the diarrhoea.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2006
    • 11:37 AM
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  • I hope that your kids are all doing better. I know that my own kids have had similar instances. First off, food and drink can account for the color. Spinach cleaned one of mine out really good when he was still in diapers and stained everything green. Kool-aid also has caused green and blue stools. I do know one thing that can help you, though. For the sore bottom, use Faultless Laundry Starch. Buy the powdered form (not the spray can) at the grocery store in the laundry section. It is in a small green box and costs less than a dollar. Simply put this on the skin, with a generous helping in the diaper. It works much better than corn starch or baby powder and provides a barrier that will prevent the skin on skin contact that is so painful when the skin is so raw.I know that it sounds strange, but I wish that I had know it with my first two kids! My last two definitely benefited from it and now, this is what we all use instead of dusting powder.Hope things clear up or you. Remember, pedialyte might be better to use than water for your younger ones if they have diarrhea.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 10:04 PM
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  • did he take PeptoBismol? that can cause dark green stools. if you're really worried take him to see a pediatrician.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 10:50 PM
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  • Did he eat any kid's yogurt? The colors of the kid's yogurts sometimes result in a blue or green "outcome". It usually returns to normal shortly.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 00:58 AM
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