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Autistic Child Stool Is Sticky And He Poops Huge Amount
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
I have an autistic niece n whenever she goes 2 the bathroom, she clogs the toilet everytime with a fist-size stool.Is this really normal?
Any child who has : Infrequent, large stools should be evaluated & treated aggressively for chronic constipation, as it can lead to diverticulosis, diverticulitis & other medical problems in later adulthood. Possible causes are side effects of risperdal, Intuniv & other psychotropic meds given to kids with ASD for irritability, anxiety & adhd, self-restricted diet, poor hydration or low muscle tone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does it really matter if I took a stool sample from the toilet water for the Hemoccult test? Son has autism and refuses to have anything to catch it.
It would be better: to get it directly, especially if there is a trace of blood from skin or urine that's in the water. Did you try putting foil or plastic wrap between the seat and the rest of the toilet? Another way to do it is to take some of the stool from the toilet tissue you wipe him with (if you are wiping him). ...Read more
Autistic niece, 12yo, under no meds, simple diet:rice, milk, bread, beans, chicken, fries, pizza, some fruits.Fist-size ball stool clogs toilet since learnd wc
My four-year-old autistic son had his stool analyzed. There was much yeast in it. Is this a symptom of leaky gut or can it cause brain fog?
No: I have reviewed some lab reports from mega labs that propose a normal value and suggest treatments when this normal component of the poo is found above their normal values.This is pure pseudo-science or snake oil. It does reach the autism community and embraced by some.Of course they will want you to repeat the studies several times to see if treatment worked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My four-year-old autistic son has a lot of yeast in his stool. Can this be a symptom of leaky gut syndrome or cause brain fog?
Myth: Everyone has yeast in their stool. It is ubiquitous in nature and comprises a variable part in the stool within hours of birth.It tends to increase in proportion after antibiotic use kills off good bacteria in the gut, and return to lower levels after the other gut germs rebalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my 9y/o girl w/severe autism eat her feces? Aggressive, non-verbal but sweet/affectionate. She digs in pants. SIB/tantrums/sensory/no MR/meds
Bizzarre behavior: This may be a self soothing mechanism like rocking, other consoling mechanisms. Her severe autism leaves her without the normal social negative reinforcement of neurotypcal kids, meaning, she doesn't have the social awareness to remind her to stop the behavior. You may have some degree of success with social skills training with a therapist. Never spank her. Positive reinforcement works best! ...Read more
Routine: As you well know, just telling him to poop in the toilet is likely not an option. However, many autistic kids are creatures of habit and routine. So start making toileting part of his unwavering routine. He should sit on the toilet for 5 minutes after every meal and before bedtime. Those are times when the gut is naturally moving things along, so he will begin to associate gut feelings with toilet. ...Read more