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what is the reason of stingky gases and stool?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Usually diet: Culinary "aromatics", e.g. Onions, gaslc, leeks, cumin, curry can cause odors. Poorly or undigested carbohydrates, or fats can too (affects bacterial fermentation in gut). Black (not dark-black), or maroon, stinky stool can be from bleeding-call md immediately. Black stool from iron, peptobismol-check with md. Some digestive or pancreatic problems can do so too. Ongoing issue- see your doc.

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Is something in my 9-month-old's diet causing him to pass very hard stools?

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Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: A lot of 9 month old babies begin to rely more on food and less on liquid for their daily nutritional needs. Very often, a baby gets a bit constipated at 9 months due to a decrease in their fluid intake. Adding some extra formula, breast milk, water, or even water mixed with a small amount of prune juice or white grape juice can often solve this problem. If it persists, consult your doctor.
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What do I do if my baby has gas after feeding?

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Besides burping...: Mylicon sometimes helps, sometimes does nothing. If gas persists and causing fussiness, baby should be checked for a milk protein allergy or see if there is a constipation issue.
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Could my baby's diet be causing gas?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Breast fed babies can be sensitive to gas producing foods in mom's diet. These include foods like peppers, cabage, caffeine, chocolate, onions and tomato among others.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Stool sample: You would be given containers by a lab to collect stool, which would be tested for certain bacteria.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Got a bump when I poop. I don't think it's a hemorhoid, so what could it be?

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Hemorrhoid or polyp?: "bumps" when having a bowel movement commonly are internal hemorrhoids that prolapse when straining. Sometimes a rectal polyp can prolapse as well, or even rectal tissue itself. Hemorrhoidal "tags" can also prolapse. This should be evaluated by a surgeon with either in office examination or even colonoscopy if there is blood on toilet paper during bowel movements.

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