stools. Wednesday , February 01st , 2017 - 22:25:07 PM
In most cases, defecating green feces during pregnancy is something one should not worry about and so a trip to the doctor isn't necessary. It is usually the food or extra iron consumption that causes green bowel movement during pregnancy. After delivery, reducing the consumption of green vegetables and stopping the intake of supplements often works to restore normal stool color. However, if that doesn't help, seeking medical advice at the earliest is recommended.
Taking certain medications during pregnancy can also cause green bowel movement. For instance, pregnant women reeling under a sinus infection often use antibiotics to get relief. Defecation of green feces has been attributed to intake of these antibiotics. Green bowel movement after taking antibiotics is not uncommon and usually stops after the medication is halted. Reducing the dosage after consulting a doctor might also help to restore normal stool color.
It is perfectly safe to use stool softeners for the young ones, provided, you use them under the supervision of a pediatrician. This is important to avoid the possible side effects. Many people start using stool softener, but as soon as the child begins to have normal bowel movements, immediately cease to use it. This often leads to recurrence of the problem. Unlike adults, children are least likely to become addict to laxatives, hence, it is alright to continue the stool softener for 6 to 8 months. Once the child resumes his normal bowel movements, go on reducing the dosage, instead of stopping it abruptly.
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