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Why are baby's stools green in color?


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Answered by

Dr. Deepak Patel

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Published At July 11, 2016
Reviewed AtAugust 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have attached the laboratory reports of my wife. And the baby's stools are green in color. Please explain whether there is any chance for the baby to get jaundice.

Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

1. Mother's thyroid levels are normal and the progesterone levels have no significance with the jaundice in newborn.

2. Pregnanediol levels are seen in breast milk.

3. Greenish stool is a normal thing in babies and it is not related to jaundice.

4. Greenish stool occurs due to less transit time of milk in the intestine due to which the bile is not removed properly.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Deepak Patel
Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health

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