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my daughter (2going on 3) has had bright green poop yesterday

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my daughter (2going on 3) has had bright green poop yesterday and today. is it okay?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Is she acting normally?
Was the stool loose?
Is she having any belly pain?

Dr Abby
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
she seems very energetic and normal. lots of energy. she is not complaining of belly pain. it was not loose at all it was on the hard side. she might be a little constipated too.
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
Ok, thank you.

As long as she is acting normally and not complaining of pain, etc. then it is most likely due to something ingested.
Anything that contains blue dye or purple coloring can lead to bright green stool...(grape kool-aid for example).
Green leafy vegetables can also cause green stools.

Avoid anything with food coloring for the next couple days. If the green stools persist have her follow up with her pediatrician.

Occasionally, green stools can be a sign of bowel infections but typically diarrhea is present as well.

Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have,

Dr Abby

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