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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Although leaking poo is a gross issue, I have not seen an issue of related illness in three decades of following these patients.Their biggest issues s ... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Almost Never: This problem is not related to to the immune system. Unless the feces is available to open skin wounds, there is generally no risk. 1 exception might ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Pica: The condition is called pica. - when a child eats objects other than food. It is not a symptom of a specific disease but is more commonly seen in chi ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Age? See doc: Pica- abnormal appetite for non foods, including dirt, corn starch, ice chips, etc. Can be a sign of iron deficirncy ; lots of causes: bad diet, paras ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Stool...: Children can have many types of stool issues. Color can vary but white and red are worrisome. Constipation is commin and kids should receive daily fib ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Seck
17 years experience Pediatrics
More details: How old? Is the stool too hard, too soft, bloody, painful? How long has it been a problem? Need more info to be helpful.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann
18 years experience Pediatrics
GI infections: Gi infections, such as girardia, can cause poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in fat in the stool.
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: A slight amount of bright red blood on the surface of a large or firm stool is likely due to a crack in the anus.Firm these need an evaluation by your ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Blood in stool is always a situation that requires diagnosis. See a physician.
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: You can get many different stool colors with Rotavirus. One more common color, in my experience, has been a distinct "technicolor green". As it prog ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: The color depends on diet and bile output during the illness. I have seen blue poop from blue Popsicles or Gatorade. They can be almost clear mucous ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Pale colored stool in children is usually a transient phenomenon. Seek medical attention if the condition persists or child develops jaundice.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Usually benign: This is usually do to a small tear in the skin of the outlet caused when a bulky stool moves out too fast or a lumpy or hard stool is passed. Stringy ... Read More

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