Why did the feces turn green? The reasons for the color change of feces are green. Why is the child feces green?
Attention deserves everything, including the color of feces. A green stool may appear as in a newborn baby or crumbs of 1-2 years, and in 5-6 year olds, adolescents and even adults. In some cases, this is normal and is not a sign of poor health, in others you should go to the hospital. We'll figure it out when greenish feces are the norm, but when it's worth taking a closer look at the baby.
Why are green feces?
- Green feces in an adult after a plentifulConsumption of green food (both natural and with dyes) is quite a healthy phenomenon, because the body does not always process the entire volume of consumed products.
- Dysbacteriosis of the digestive system and-because of the unformed microflora in the newborn or due to the weakening of immunity / intake of drugs in older people, too, changes the color of the stool.
The causes of green feces in infants
- For newborn babies this is normal, becauseThe body during the first few days gets rid of swallowed amniotic fluid and other meconium, but after 3-5 days the feces turn yellow, and by the end of the first month, usually passes to the mustard shade.
- With breastfeeding, the cause of a green stool is sometimes the mother's diet, especially if it consumes too much dairy and high-iron foods.
- For children on artificial feeding and adults, a greenish shade of feces can speak of a reaction to the composition of food - in particular, again, on the iron content.
- For a 5-month-old baby, a sudden change in stool may be a sign of a reaction to the first lure.
- In a 6-month-old baby, the change in feces to a greenish, marshy or dark green color may be due to the onset of teething.
- For a crumb that first started or consumed a lot of green vegetables, fresh greens or fruits at once, such a stool of feces will not be a deviation either.
Green feces: the reasons are more serious
- Dark or black feces with a greenish tinge + heavy putrefactive smell;
- Foamy structure of green stool;
- Rash, irritation on the skin;
- Temperature, anxiety;
- Colic, pinching the legs to the abdomen in children;
- loss of appetite;
- Bad breath;
- Frequent urge to defecate + loose stool;
- Drowsiness, lethargy;
- Green feces with mucus + weakness;
- nausea and vomiting;
- Green stool with a bloody admixture.