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Baby s stool green in color. Stool test resulted reducing agent- positive. What does this mean?

Hi! my daughter is five months old and her motion most of the times is sort of leafy green in colour. when we got her stool test done, the result showed "reducing agents as positive". what does this mean? i wish to inform that this green colour of stool has been happening since her third month when she was totally on breast feed. now i have stopped breast feeding her and she is on formula based milk and semi solids. yet the colour is green. otherwise she is an active baby. pls let me know the actual reason.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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hi... you child has got gastrointestinal infection which is leading to green coloured stools.. you said reducing substance in the stools is due to lactose.. there is a transient(short period) lactose intolerence due to the infection... there is a shedding of mucosal lining with diarhhea causes loss of lactase enzymes.. hence lacotse in the milk is not digested in the gut and leads to acidic stools..
see your pediatrician for antibiotics, correction of dehydration, probiotics and clean water and advice on diet.. better to follow lactose free diet.. all the very best..
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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