Euanthe Alya. stools. July 22nd , 2017.
The term 'poop' refers to the solid waste matter that is eliminated out of the body during bowel evacuation. Usually, a healthy bowel movement produces brown colored stools. A change in stool color to green indicates that something is wrong with the intestines but can also mean too much consumption of certain foodstuffs. It is discussed below:
Intake of supplements like iron can cause green colored stool. It is common in children and infants. Consult a doctor for advice and treatment.
It is quite common in newborns and infants. Dark green stools are generally passed by newborn babies. These dark green stools are called meconium which consist of all the matter the fetus consumed in the womb like intestinal epithelial cells, mucus, amniotic fluid, lanugo, bile and water. This meconium is sterile and has no odor. Newborns pass meconium for a few days and then gradually pass yellow-green stools due to digestion of breast milk.
Treatment, in case of a severe condition, will depend on the actual cause of green excreta. However, before you decide to visit the doctor, ensure ...
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