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our 3 yr old grand son has had green poop since last Wednesday. his doctor said he had a virus and it should clear up. should we be concerned?

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Hi, Sam,

If he is drinking well, running no fever and just has green poop, I would do nothing and would just give him a regular diet.  It sometimes takes weeks for the stools in a viral illness to return to normal.  Fortunately the kid returns to normal faster.

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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