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Does yeast in the stool have any connection to autism?

Does yeast in the stool have any connection to autism?

Yeast: Yeast can commonly be found in the stool. It has not scientifically been shown to relate to autism. Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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 ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Why would my autistic son masturbate in feces?

Why would my autistic son masturbate in feces?

Autism: This is really hard to answer without a lot more detail. I would highly recommend you speak with someone who does aba. Applied behavioral analysis. Best way to treat troubling behaviors like this in autism. Read more

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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

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

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How do I get my autistic 4 year old to poop in the toilet?

How do I get my autistic 4 year old to poop in the toilet?

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

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How do I get my 3 year old mild autistic boy to poop on the potty?

How do I get my 3 year old mild autistic boy to poop on the potty?

TOILET TRAINING: Just like the other kids show them how to go potty when you do one and don't force them when they are not ready yet. Read more

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My child has white stool/poop should I be worried?

My child has white stool/poop should I be worried?

No: Pale colored stool in children is usually a transient phenomenon. Seek medical attention if the condition persists or child develops jaundice. Read more

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My baby is 2 months old and she started pooping green watery stool, sometimes it's explosive, is this normal, she seems happy and eats well....

My baby is 2 months old and she started pooping green watery stool, sometimes it's explosive, is this normal, she seems happy and eats well....

It happens: All stool is colored by byproducts of metabolism and gut germs. The main color additive is the dark green bile added early in the process. Gut bacteria then modify that color. The longer poo stays inside the more it transitions to brown. When poo moves through faster it is more likely to be green or some shade of yellow. Not a problem. Read more

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9m baby havin fevar at 100 ○F for 2days. N passin stool. 2day her poop is in green. Doc medicine is countinuin. How can I do to reduce temp. Plz help?

9m baby havin fevar at 100 ○F for 2days. N passin stool. 2day her poop is in green. Doc medicine is countinuin. How can I do to reduce temp. Plz help?

Fever 100 F: You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever as directed for weight on the packaging, but the fever isn't high enough at 100 degrees F to do damage and may help kill viral pathogens. You can also dress the baby in cotton lightweight clothing or give a lukewarm sponge bath. If the symptoms continue, please take your baby to see the pediatrician or family physician. Read more

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My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?

My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?

Brown is OK!: Baby poop is lots of different colors and can change from day to day for any baby. One day brown, one day yellow, one green. The worrisome colors are dark black after the first few days of life (cuz your first poop is blackish meconium), red poop or pure white poop. I suppose purple would be weird too! As his digestive tract matures, consistency will also vary. And yes, baby poop stinks! Read more

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My 2 month baby is not pooping since 2 days. She is on breastfeed and has soft stools. The prob is she gets crqnky due to gas. This is for 3rd time. Help?

My 2 month baby is not pooping since 2 days. She is on breastfeed and has soft stools. The prob is she gets crqnky due to gas. This is for 3rd time. Help?

Normal...: As newborns, breastfed babies tend to stool ALL THE TIME. Thankfully, this slows down and it is normal. As long as the stools are soft, it is not a concern and actually quite normal and expected that the frequency may decrease to every 2-4 days. Crankiness is often blamed on gas in 2 mo olds (may not be the cause) - but you can try burping, rubbing her tummy, or gas drops for relief. Read more

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18 month baby constant constipation, very hard stools and cries when pooping. The only relief is glycerin. Tried prune juice and veggies nothing works?

Call Pediatrician: Likely just extracts too much water from stool, leading to constipation. Can try apple juice as often better tolerated than prune juice (in quantity needed to help). Ask pediatrician about daily use of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (1/4-1/2 cap in bottle of juice) to help keep stools softer from "above" so glycerin needed less often "below.". Read more

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