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Dd nearly 3 suddenly has really green poo - any ideas????

(9 Posts)
CarGirl Mon 21-Jul-08 19:38:40

I was starting to panick this evening when I saw it (friend looked after her this morning said their was a strange black/green one).

Have calmed down a bit now - do you reckon it is from the Dr Who Tardis birthday cake ie loads of dark blue icing?????

DumbledoresGirl Mon 21-Jul-08 19:41:11

Green poo is poo that has passed through the digestive system too quickly (the green is bile I believe which normally goes brown as it passes through the gut). So of itself, it is not a reason to worry but it does suggest that something rushed through your dd's gut more quickly than normal. Too much birthday cake maybe?

CarGirl Mon 21-Jul-08 19:45:00

Perhaps too much icing I think - one of those premade things.

If it's not that then I'm panicking!! She had two pieces on Sunday and one this evening so I guess I'll see what tomorrow brings (literally)

DumbledoresGirl Mon 21-Jul-08 19:55:47

When my youngest was little (ie in nappies) he was always doing green poo. I remember panicking with my first when he had one green poo but because my youngest was my fourth, I knew it was "normal" if not very nice. I guess this is one of those things you learn about with experience!

I take it she is fine in herself otherwise?

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Mon 21-Jul-08 19:57:33

dd is 4 and did an alarming dark green poo today. she also overdosed on birthday cake/icing at the weekend.

CarGirl Mon 21-Jul-08 19:58:31

yes she seems fine but has had problems with strep A but I'm really hoping that dark blue icing could do something significant????

twinsplus1 Mon 21-Jul-08 19:58:48

My children have done green poo after eating a highly coloured birthday cake!

I'm sure it is probably that.

CarGirl Mon 21-Jul-08 19:59:22

Hurrah Goat, that is good news - don't get to see my oder dds poos to compare!

DumbledoresGirl Mon 21-Jul-08 20:07:52

I overheard in a cake decorating shop the other day that blue colouring is the worst one for artificial colourings etc. It does sound like it was the icing. Stay away from tardises in future!

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