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Done stool examination of child. Greenish grey color of stool

hi am bhawna from india delhi and my baby is 1month 55 days old & today we done stool examination & report are following color-Sl. Greenish Grey, Form and consistency- Semi-digested, Reaction-Acidic, Charcot-Leyden Crystals-Nil, PUS CELLS- 0-3/hpf, R.B.C,Macrophages, Protozoal Parasites, Helminitic Ova are all shown as NIL please advice
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
the stool examination is normal.
But why greenish grey colour??!!
Depends on what milk he is on and what are his problems.
We have to correlate to clinical condition.
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Amit Kumar's  Response
hello bhawna,
did you get this test done for loose stools? if yes then there may be some element of lactose intolerance secondary to a diarrheal episode. but this test is not conclusive at all.

the greenish gray coloured stool suggests rapid transit time through the intestine as the colour of stool changes from green to yellow to slightly brownish finally on its transit through intestine, and in this case the rapid bowel movement could have caused this, but this can be an occasionally normal finding in a early infancy.

pH is acidic but it has not mentioned the ph, it may be secondary to some lactose intolerance.
rest other parameters are normal.

at this time best would be to continue breast feeding and according to me its not an indication to shift to lactose free formula, unless the proper history and repeat stool examinations with pH are not available. in any short diarrheal disease this kind of report can be found.
rest you should consult your pediatrician for further evaluation

hope i ve answered your query
Dr. Amit Kumar
Answered: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
stool examination is normal with the provided information by you
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