Neon Green Poop: Is It Dangerous?

Neon green poop looks unnatural and alarming for every person who passes it of if that happens to a child. While having greenish poop that comes after eating green leafy veggies is probably something everyone experiences now and then and is not a big deal, neon green poop may look like a dangerous symptom due to its odd acidic color, which inevitably brings to mind thoughts about colon cancer or severe intoxication. We hope this page helps you resolve your neon green incident and understand if you really need a doctor’s help. Neon green poop culprits list

Neon green poop looks scary for nearly everyone, probably except for little kids who haven’t yet developed negative attitude to their potty contents and, with their natural passion for exploring the world, may find the newly colored, bright poop very cute. In fact, if your toddler pooped neon green and then displayed that kind of attitude to his achievement, and at the same looks and feels fine, that incident is most likely not a reason to worry. Quite often, it’s the color of the foods eaten the day before combined with the bile that do the whole trick. You will probably be surprised (and relieved), but in many cases neon green poop results from...purple or dark blue foods or drinks taken in large amounts and has nothing to do with intestinal disorders. The list of the most common culprits that end up as neon green feces includes:

  • Kool-Aid (#1 offender!)
  • Grape Pedialyte
  • Trix yogurt
  • Grape Crush soda
  • Anheuser Busch
  • Blue Raspberry Slurpee
  • Purple grape soda
  • Blue raspberry Sno-Cone
  • Blue Hawaiian Cocktails
  • Green Tilt combined with Blue Tilt (give super neon green effect)
  • FANTA berry blue soda
  • Grape Gatorade
  • Pepsi Blue (gives luminescent green poop)
  • Captain Crunch Cereal combined with Crunch Berries
  • Eristoff Black vodka
  • Blue ice-cream
  • Cakes with blue icing
  • Homemade candies with blue Wilton candy colors
  • Red wine

In fact, if you research the Internet you may find that some people deliberately take large amounts of the above drinks or foods, only to make neon green poop (after their initial worries are dissolved, of course). Some even wondered how to make it blue and other colors, after succeeding with neon green. Just out of curiosity and pure scientific interest, hopefully...Looks like Kool-Aid and Green Tilt combined with Blue Tilt never fail. So if you want to play a trick on a friend and make him of her proud of herself (or rush about hysterically) you might just offer to have Blue Rasyberry Slurpee.

Neon green food dyes

Foods and drinks containing neon green dyes are quite self-explanatory and rarely give rise to the questions like Why is My poop green?, if one remembers having them on the menu the day before, of course. Colored candies, animal cookies, ice-cream, popular drinks are from the list of potential poop offenders that relieve the worries about the causes of neon green poop. However, remember that it is preferably to avoid foods with artificial dyes: colored stools is probably the only benefit they can give you.

Crayons and paints

Tasting crayons and paints is not uncommon in toddlers, so is neon green poop. If you don’t remember giving your little one any of the above or similar neon green stool generating foods and drinks, make sure he or she hasn’t had some crayons or paints for lunch. Remember that paints may contain substances dangerous for health of even life, like leads, so you’d better inform your doctor if you notice anything of this kind.

Neon green poop in babies

Neon green poop in babies may be a result of milk imbalance (for breastfed babies) of diet supplements (for formula fed babies). Find more in green poop in babies section .