Clarissa Bancroft. stools. January 17th , 2017.
Before initiating the treatment, the underlying cause of green stool in children or in adults is confirmed with a lab diagnosis. It is done through an examination of a stool sample. The tests which are usually employed include X-ray, blood tests, a procedure known as stool culture, and colonoscopy procedure. The type of treatment for a particular patient is driven by the nature of the symptoms, the causal factor(s) and test results. Affected patients may be recommended changes in their diet, apart from administrating medications for maintaining digestive health.
Stool softeners are the medications that are prescribed for people who experience occasional constipation. Mostly, they are more useful for people who have a history of heart diseases, high blood pressure, hemorrhoids, rectal surgery, or even women who just delivered babies. The working mechanism of stool softeners is simple; they soften the texture of the stool and smoothen the bowel movement. This alleviates the need for straining the muscles of anal region and prevents any damage to the rectum.
Infants and children can suffer from light green stools due to intake of certain, vitamin supplements, Tylenol and over the counter medications. You need to speak to the doctor about this condition and ask for his advice, especially if your child is on antibiotics.
This is one of the most common side effects of a stool softener as reported by many people. Excessive vomiting may lead to dehydration and can further have serious consequences. Hence, it is best to immediately consult your physician in such cases. Your physician may prescribe you an alternative medication with minimal side effects.
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