Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Edie | 2012-02-27


Blue Poop

Morning Prof

My 3 yr old had very blue poop last night, just before bathtime. He did not have anything blue to eat during the weekend and that is making me a bit worried. He didn''t go this morning, so I''m not sure whether it was a once-off.

Is there something specific that could be wrong, something else I need to look out for?


Expert's Reply



This is of course very unusual, but when it happens the usual cause is that your son may have eaten a very small amount of water colour paint or a piece of blue crayon while at school. This should be a once off event and his stools should soon return to their normal colour.

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Posted by: sadie | 2012-02-29

My 3 year old had blue poo yesterday and today - not eaten anyythink unusuall weeing and drinking the same no temp and does not sttart school untill april? Have no idea why this is happend?

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Posted by: Zee01 | 2012-02-27

I know if my kids had that blue smurf cereal or a blue milkshake thier poop is green.... A very bright lime green!
Not sure what you need to eat to make it blue though!!!

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