is it normal to have black flakes mixed throughout stool in toddler? still otherwise normal. hemocult neg a few months ago. still worried.
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Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Black stool flakes: These flakes may be normal if you are breastfeeding and you are getting blood mixed in with the breas milk. It could be something in baby food as well. However, are you breastfeeding and have you experienced nipple cracking and bleeding. Keep the pediatrician in the loop however and report any changes at all.
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Is something in my 9-month-old's diet causing him to pass very hard stools?
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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 bronchiolitis symptoms do babies and toddlers have?
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
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What is normal baby poop?
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Pediatrics 13 years experience
Varies with age/food: The first couple days the poop is thick, dark and tarry. On day 3-5 of life poops generally change to yellow and seedy- this happens as your milk comes in. Poops will stay a liquid consistency until you introduce solids foods sometime between 4-6 months. Colors may range from brown to green to yellow. If your baby's poops are ever red, black or white call your pediatrician.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?
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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.
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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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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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