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1yr old with 5 days of foul loose stools 4 times/day. today bowel is pale color & gritty like. is this more than virus? ran fever prior

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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Likely infection: If the stools have some color, like pale yellow and a bad odor, it is likely an infection. If the stools are pure white, it could mean another problem. Follow up with your doctor and take in a sample. All the best.
Answered on Apr 26, 2015
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