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My son has been on and off with watery mushy stool for the past five days

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Likely gastroenteritis caused by a viral infection. He has a mild case as he is not vomiting. Stools likely to improve soon. Follow up with doctor ... Read More
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Infection likely: Please ask his pediatrician to consider viral and bacterial causes -- easy to test for these, and treat if detected.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Feed bananas: This is likely just a self healing gut virus that will pass without meds. I find fresh bananas and apple sauce will often firm up poop in kids this ag... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Gastroenteritis: A virus could be causing your son's symptoms. Keep him well hydrated with electrolyte replacement fluids. A bland diet is in order with restriction of... Read More
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
There are many: potential causes for your symptoms including food intolerance or allergy, parasites or infections. Your findings are not specific enough to be able to... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
Pediatric Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Mega colon: You would be very sick if you had a mega colon, your abdomen would be very distended. Blood in stool shows as red blood, and sometimes maroon in c... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Better ?: Sounds like you are getting better. Stay on soft diet. Try some OTC Immodium AD.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Lisinopril: Lisinopril is used for treatment of high blood pressure. It does have gastrointestinal side effects including diarrhea. Please see your physician an... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Gastroenterology 52 years experience
Change of bowel habits: Change of bowelhabits would be difficult to explain ..need more history. ..One needs to know, if there's is diarrhea awakening u at night or if ther... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Considerations...: Gastroenteritis is typically an inflammation of the stomach & bowel, most commonly due to an ingested infectious agent (viral, bacterial, parasiti... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal variant: Babies that age have flabby soft abdominal muscles.They often must rely on their fussing/breathing muscles to move food through the system & poop.... Read More

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