Yehudit Laine. stools. July 17th , 2017.
Light green stools can be result of taking too much of iron in diet. You may need to cut down on the iron tonics or supplements under the advice of doctors or change the child's diet of high iron.
Taking certain medications during pregnancy can also cause green bowel movement. For instance, pregnant women reeling under a sinus infection often use antibiotics to get relief. Defecation of green feces has been attributed to intake of these antibiotics. Green bowel movement after taking antibiotics is not uncommon and usually stops after the medication is halted. Reducing the dosage after consulting a doctor might also help to restore normal stool color.
When a child passes green stools, s/he may complain of other symptoms. These symptoms may be a sign of health disorder or disease. These symptoms include:
Stool softeners are safe, however, they should be taken only once in a while. Moreover, one should also be aware of the different side effect ssuch as cramps, throat irritation, diarrhea, allergies, etc. that can occur after taking some over-the-counter stool softeners. Even the best stool softeners in the drug stores have side effects, thus, it is always important to consult your health care provider before taking any over-the-counter stool softeners.
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