• Linda Linda
    October 04, 2008
    What causes runny, green stools?
    Linda Linda
    October 04, 2008

    My 2 year old grandson has had runny green stools, partially digested food, or just water diarrhea for 10 weeks now, and the Doctor isn't as aggressive as I think she should be.  They have tested him for infections, and allergies, but it is not going away...HELP



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  • John G. October 06, 2008
    John G.
    October 06, 2008

    Thanks for your question. You have obviously taken the right first step by talking to a doctor. They are trained pofessionals with a greater understanding of the human body than you or I. However, if you feel that your grandson's doctors are not doing all they can be doing, you should probably sek the opinion of another doctor.


    For more undestanding on what to talk to the doctors about, you might find this symptom checker useful. I hope this helps.

  • Lisameisner January 26, 2010
    January 26, 2010

    Our 2 year old daughter is experiencing the same problem, runny green, foul stool, sometimes it runs right out of the diaper! this lates at least 2+weeks and them goes ways and comes back a month or less later. she is loosing weight and has no appetite and is very tiny to start with. We have been through blood tests that have come back negative and have been waiting 3 months to see a pediatrician... Have you found anything out about your grandson yet?

    • cmm
      March 19, 2011
      March 19, 2011

      I had to put my son on probiotics to help him with his digestion, he is experiencing the same problems but even though it helps the problems have not subsided completely. I was breastfeeding up to 12 months and his stool was and is even now (he is 20 months) smelly and runny or looking as though it was partially or not even digested. I was told initially the breastfeeding was the culprit for the softer stool but now what... nothing has changed. I'm not sure if his condition has affected his weight; he's ribby but the Dr. says he is within his proper pounds for his height which is on the shorter side.

  • Jessica October 08, 2008
    October 08, 2008

    I always believe that you need to go with your gut. If you feel his Dr. is not being agressive enough, then please get a second opinion. Diarrhea can lead to very serious medical conditions especially in a 2 year old. Good luck to you and your family.

  • Cindy Cunningham August 11, 2014
    Cindy Cunningham
    August 11, 2014

    Hi Linda,


    You posted your question quite some time ago, but I am curious about the diagnosis and treatment plan.  Did your grandson find some relief?  I hope you found a good doctor who helped.


    There are many reasons for diarrhea and green stools.  I do have some sources you might be interested in reading:


    What it means when your poop is green

    Understanding Changes in Stool

    Understanding Acid Reflux: A Doctor Q&A


    I hope all is well!


  • welder4 March 21, 2011
    March 21, 2011

    Change doctors

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