My son is 21 months old and has had green watery diarrhea for 8 days now. Some days it has been as many as 15 dirty diapers i've changed all watery consistency. About 3 months or so before the diarrhea started he had no formed stools they were all like globs of playdoh that were all light green. The dr recently took blood work to check for diseases or disorders that would cause this but all came back normal. Now i'm being referred to a gastroenterologist for him. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm getting worried not knowing why this is happening!!

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Stephanie - posted on 01/20/2009

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You can also try Culturelle to help stop it.



 



I usually give it when I give an antibotic. It's OTC and in the pharmacy. It even worked for me. I just mix it in my kids' applesauce. It's just good bacteria (which sometimes gets wiped out in the intestines).

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User - posted on 01/20/2009

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my daughter had a similar issue that started when she was about  4 months old and lasted on and off for quite some time.  We tested for so many things which all came back neg!  Very frustrating! She ended up having C-Diff, which is usually contrated from having taken antibiotics.  Make sure they check for that.  It's easily treated and she hasn't had a probelm since.  Goodluck!

Susan - posted on 01/20/2009

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My son had similar problems when he was a toddler. Definetly take him to the gastro. They called it toddler diarrhea and they prescribed a compounded medication that cleared it up with in three to four days.

Jo - posted on 01/20/2009

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Am very glad to hear that it is probably just an intestinal parasite.



Hope everything is resolved very quickly.



Greetz



jo

Shawna - posted on 01/19/2009

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well we just got home from the drs office. i am doing 2 different stool samples on him this week  to check for a few different possibilities of the cause of all this. we both agreed we feel an intestinal parasite is most likely the problem but will just have to wait and see. he had one diarrhea diaper at 1oclock this morning but no diarrhea since so hopefully it is coming to an end=) thank you all for the advice i have definitely been doing research on all the ideas you have had!!

Shelly - posted on 01/19/2009

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My son recently had this. It lasted 9 days, and everything went back to normal. my biggest problem was keeping him hydrated.

Lauren - posted on 01/19/2009

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def go to the gastro....my son when he was 2 threw up green looking stuff and i took him to the er fear of dehydration.....after 2 days. this turned into 11 days later and a surgery on his colon....deff sounds like a gasto problem....they did 100 tests on aiden and everything was normal, had to do exploritory surgery. every since then i think the worst of every situation.......dont mean to be a debbie downer....but wouldnt want anyone to go through what i did.,....... :-) The obvious things are sometimes too simple esecially when it comes to your child being sick........

Jo - posted on 01/19/2009

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Hello Shawna,



 



My two oldest daughters are lactose-intolerant.  The oldest was born with it and is over it now. The second one, got it after an infection in her bowl. She presented with green stool and green diarrhea that wouldn't go away. After a lactose-test they discovered her intolerance.  The doctors have hopes that they will grow out of it still, but for now she is is highly intolerant.



The test is non invasive and takes about half a day.  First the child has to breathe into a mask which detects the amount of a certain gas (I have no clue what's it called in English :-)) THen they have to drink an amount of lactose and then breathe in the  mask every 15 minutes.  The instrument detects the level of a certain gas they emit.  If the values of the gas increases with 20 points they are lactose intolerant. 



Soy is the answer to all the problems then.



But be ware! Almost every cookie, candy, fabricated meat like meat loaf etc contains lacotse.  (every form of milk, milkpowder or any other substance of this)



If this is his problem, you have to start reading ingredient lists very carefull. 



I have been doing this for over 4 years now and you can manage.  You just have to look out.  Now our entire family eats lactose-free and with all the replacement products on the market, this is nog really a problem.



 



Hope this helps you!



Let me know how he is.



WIth kind regards



Joke

Keli - posted on 01/18/2009

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My son has a disorder called cileac which is an intollerance to gluten. Before he was diagnosed we put him on a special diet that excluded all processed foods, milk, wheat and soy. So all he ate was fresh fruit, veggies, un-processed meats which cleared up the diarohea within days. We also gave him aphadifolis powder and continued to give him a special milik called A1 milk that doesn't have the lactogen gene in it.



Hope it gets sorted soon

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Have you looked into food allergies or intolerances?  They can be tricky to find, and can cause sympt like he has and a whole host of others.  good luck.

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My children had the same problems when teething,try some fromage frais and banana mixed up,bananas will help bind a bit plus green poo I was told in third world countries is a form of starvation, I totally understand your concern as I have been there,changing milks etc.hence why I started feeding solid milky things early on as all the milks didn't seem to satisfy.potato with milk in it,all sorts plus quite often if a child has an intolerance it doesn't show up in any tests.hope this helps.God bless

Shawna - posted on 01/18/2009

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He's been on whole milk since he turned 1. And he's been on activia yogurt for many months now dr prescribed. I haven't given him any milk or milk products since the diarrhea started except the yogurt. I had him on the brat diet for the first 4 days of the diarrhea but he was hungry and wanting other foods badly and the brat diet wasn't working so i put him back on regular food just watching what i give him.

Evelyn - posted on 01/18/2009

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Also, try yogurt. This can helps balance the stomach acids and bacteria. Even if there is lactose intolerance, yogurt still works...it has the good bacteria the stomach needs.

Shauna - posted on 01/18/2009

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I know it is scary not having a diagnosis!! Having things ruled out is nice though too. I would definately go to the gastro.



Have you checked out the website Web MD? http://symptoms.webmd.com/symptomchecker



Have you kept track of foods and liquids? Tried isolating ones, to see if there is an allergy?



I wish you and your son the best of news!! Fellow mom, Shauna

Erin - posted on 01/18/2009

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Hope this helps.  Try changing his formula to soy or lactose intolerance formula, it helped my daughter.  Blessings E

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