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Child has yellow-green stools, brown-orange urine, weight loss. Any ideas?

Hello my son is 7 1/2 months old he been ill for last two weeks he has had loose bowels for 2 weeks ranging from yellow to greeny bowel movements a sample was sent of no action required. The last two days his bowel movement are the same bit with a lot of water in it I mean you can pour the water out. He not drinking hardly anything so 2oz he lost a lot of weight and today he has had urine with brown orange stain in. He hydrated no signs of that he fine in himself. Any ideas?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

The loss of weight and the dark coloured urine are suggestive of dehydration. I suggest you get your son examined by a doctor and, if required, admit him for rehydration. While this is being done his urine can be examined.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your baby is having enteritis with moderate dehydration.
Since he is passing loose stools and is not taking orally as well i suggest you to take him to ER as he needs admission and intravenous fluid administration
In the meantime give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool,give coconut water.

Wishing your baby good health,
God bless.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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