Learn about the possible causes of green stools in adults and infants.
Green stool — when your feces look green — is usually the result of something you ate, such as spinach. Certain medications or iron supplements also can cause green stool.
Newborns pass a dark green stool called meconium, and breast-fed infants often produce yellow-green stools. In older children and adults, green stool is uncommon. It's rarely cause for concern.
Infants might have green stool as a result of:
Causes of green stool include:
Call your doctor if you or your child has green stool for more than a few days. Green stool often occurs with diarrhea, so drink plenty of fluids and seek immediate medical attention if you or your child becomes dehydrated.
December 23rd, 2020