Any color other than brown, tan, yellow, or green is an unusual color for stools (bowel movements). Stool color relates more to what is eaten than to any disease. Unusual colors of the stool are almost always due to food coloring or food additives. In children with diarrhea, food passes through the body very quickly, and stools often come out the same color as the Kool-Aid or gelatin water that went in.
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