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My 6 week baby has yellow diarrhea for two days, as of today it's been in every diaper plus diaper rash & blood show from butt cheek i'm worried.?

My 6 week baby has yellow diarrhea for two days, as of today it's been in every diaper plus diaper rash & blood show from butt cheek i'm worried.?

Normal infant stool: Water, yellow, seedy stool in infants can be watery and frequent and "normal." the diaper rash is due to chemical irritation from the stool and urine sitting on the skin. The blood may be from excoriation or a mild fissure. If your baby is healthy, feeding and growing nicely-don't sweat this. Are you exclusively breast feeding? Check with you pediatrician for support. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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My 4 week baby has had yellow diarrhea for 4 days. When she eats shortly after she has stomach pains. Could she be lactose intolerant ?

My 4 week baby has  had yellow diarrhea for 4 days. When she eats shortly after she has stomach pains. Could she be lactose intolerant ?

Possibly: Temporary lactose intolerance is more common than permanent at this age and often secondary to a virus or food reaction. Yellow stools are common if they move through the gut quickly. Breast fed kids usually self heal over a few days & bottle fed kids can go lactose free for a week & return to their regular feed. ...Read more

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My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

Need more info: Do not know the age of the baby, what other symptoms may be present, whether she is feeding appropriately, sleeping too much, irritable, or other vital info. Strongly suggest that you take her asap and be seen by a doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on, or at least call and speak with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Baby diarrhea: how long can it last?

Baby diarrhea: how long can it last?

Depends on what : Your definition of diarrhea is and how old your baby is. Babies dehydrate very quickly and you do not want to wait . It is best to call your pediatrician immediately for guidance.In the meantime, offer your baby soy milk protein, lactose free formula or isomil df to help with the diarrhea ...Read more

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When is baby diarrhea cause for concern?

When is baby diarrhea cause for concern?

Dehydration: When there are signs of dehydration or blood in the stool, it is a sign of concern. The signs of dehydration include not peeing or having wet diapers for 7-8 hours. Oral rehydration with an electrolyte solution like Pedialyte is important. If the infant doesn’t tolerate it, they should be seen in an ER for IV hydration. ...Read more

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How is the causation of baby diarrhea and what kind of problem should be paid attention to?

How is the causation of baby diarrhea and what kind of problem should be paid attention to?

Virus/food reaction: The most common factor (with fever) will be an enterovirus (gut virus).Babies who consume foods their system is allergic or intolerant to will also produce diarrhea. Making sure the baby takes in enough liquids to support normal urine output is the main goal in treatment. ...Read more

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Baby diarrhea 2w ago & now vomiting. Doc said viral but husband & I didn't get sick & I have a weak immune system. She ate oatmeal both times. Allerg?

Baby diarrhea 2w ago & now vomiting. Doc said viral but husband & I didn't get sick & I have a weak immune system. She ate oatmeal both times. Allerg?

Possible: Viral infection usually does not last for more than a week. Your hunch may well be right and the lst thing you should consider would be to keep him off oatmeal (and milk added to the oatmeal). See an allergist if problem persists and be sure to keep the baby hydrated well. (liquid with electrolytes). ...Read more

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Could tissue salts (for teething) give a baby diarrhea? Baby has had lots of bowel movements for 3 days prior but as of today diarrhea and tummy pain.

Could tissue salts (for teething) give a baby diarrhea? Baby has had lots of bowel movements for 3 days prior but as of today diarrhea and tummy pain.

Yes: I would not recommend these types of homeopathic treatments for babies. They are not studied in children and can have side effects. There is very little scientific evidence that they have the benefits they claim and they are not regulated by the FDA (or similar agencies). For teething, use a teething ring, frozen wet cloth to chew on, or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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What causes yellow noisy watery poop in breastfed babies? I know its normal but I'm just curious why it's not solid & brown.

What causes yellow noisy watery  poop in breastfed babies? I know its normal but I'm just curious why it's not solid & brown.

Breast milk: is the ideal food for babies. As such, most of it is absorbed in the GI tract, leaving little left over to form a solid stool. Color is dependant on the type of food ingested, how fast it moves through the intestine and the overall functioning of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Dear sir , iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Dear sir , iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Change in stools: Amount, color, frequency, texture of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, ; the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Took my daughter to triage,they said its nothing to worry about,but thats been 2 weeks now she has had very loose stools yellow in colour,not right ?

Took my daughter to triage,they said its nothing to worry about,but thats been 2 weeks now she has had very loose stools yellow in colour,not right ?

Need much more: You don't mention your daughters age, general health, or any other symptoms she is having. Has she had vomiting, fever, pain? Has she been seen by a doctor at all yet? With only knowing she has had diarrhea for 2 weeks, would say monitor diet to include high protein, low dairy, no simple sugars and lots of water. Would recommend evaluation if this has gone on two weeks already. ...Read more

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On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

See below: The diarrhea usually improvs after 3-4 days of treatment but you need to complete the full 14 day treatment course. I would also recommend probiotic treatment with vsl#3 and florastor 1 capsule of each 2 time a day for 30 days. Note there is a 25% relase rate that necessitates retreatment. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Pancreatitis: The story of loose yellowish stools is sign of steatorrhea. Here there is no pancreatic juice function to dissolve and absorb fat that can be measured by radioactive triolein. Also here is obstruction of bile duct .Steatorrhera not common with pancreatic Ca. More ilkely pancreatitis from common duct stone. Need ERCPand bx of pancreas duct and CAT scan of abdomen. ...Read more

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My one year old daughter has had whole cow's milk for about 3 weeks now. The past 4 days she has had 3-4 yellow loose stools. Could she be allergic?

My one year old daughter has had whole cow's milk for about 3 weeks now. The past 4 days she has had 3-4 yellow loose stools. Could she be allergic?

Need to see a doctor: It could be lactose intolerance. You could stop using it and see if symptom resolve. If symptom persist you better bring your daughter to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when i go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should i be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when i go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should i be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

I : I would call your doctor. The green stools may not be such a big deal because that can occur when feces transits too quickly through the colon. It prevents bile from be adequately metabolised and thus the feces do not from green to their characteristic brown colored. This is usually wet or liquid. However, the yellow stools could be from an absence of bile salts (liver, gallbladder or common bile duct). I would let you doctor know, as it is likely that he or she might want to see you sooner. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps and diarhea for 4 days. Creamy yellow oily loose stools. What does this mean?

Sounds like: a fat malabsorbtion problem which can be associated with a number of enteric viral infections! Check with your Primary Medical Care Provider if symtoms persist! In the meantime avoid fatty foods!!

Hope this helps!
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Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well. This is 3rd UTI since Oct. Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well.  This is 3rd UTI since Oct.  Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Question for you?: Is the UTI with the same/recurrent bacteria, and is the bacteria found in your urine native to the gut? If so, could you have a diverticular fistula to the bladder? Might want to check this possibility out-- ...Read more

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My infant has had diarrhea for two weeks and now its bright yellow?

DIARRHEA: Two weeks of lbm for an infant? He can be dehydrated if not seen by md asap. No advice for diet this time. Pls. See md. ...Read more

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Is it ok to treat infant diarrhea with soy formula?

Is it ok to treat infant diarrhea with soy formula?

Yes: Soy formula is free of the lactose sugar that many infants with diarrhea can't digest well for several days. Some do better on this.I also use applesauce and bananas to help them firm up. ...Read more

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What could cause bloody diarrhea in an infant with no symptoms?

What could cause bloody diarrhea in an infant with no symptoms?

Never Normal: Bloody bowel movements are never a normal event.
The color of the blood sometimes gives you clues from where the blood comes from, the brighter the closer to the rectum and colon, the darker the higher in the g.I tract . It can be anything from a fissure in the anal opening due to hard stools, an infection, if your child has been in antibiotics, an allergy to milk, to bowel problems. Dr asap. ...Read more

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I breastfed for 6 wks, then soy formula until he was 3 months. Now he is on reg infant formula and has diarrhea. Is he ok? Was it bad to switch?

I breastfed for 6 wks, then soy formula until he was 3 months. Now he is on reg infant formula and has diarrhea. Is he ok?  Was it bad to switch?

Ok relative to what?: If the diarrhea is not a big volume its unlikely to hurt baby. Are things like juices or foods really to blame for the runs instead?While your child may not have a true cow milk allergy or intolerance, something in the product may not agree with him. Soy is an adequate formula for the first yr so unless u are cool with the runs, i'd go back to soy. ...Read more

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How best to treat an infant with diarrhea?

DIARRHEA: Infants with lbm, depending on age, below 3 months give pedialyte, rice water and soy milk. Below 1 year, aside from the above give the brat diet ( banana, rice , apple, tea) no juice. You can also give jello, sprite, 7up. There is a diet instruction you can get from the clinic. ...Read more

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What to do for a 5 month infant vomiting and diarrhea for 2 weeks?

What to do for a 5 month infant vomiting and diarrhea for 2 weeks?

TWO WEEKS...?: 2 weeks is kind of prolonged suffering. Viral gastro-enteritis resolves by 3-7 or 10 days. Take your infant to pediatrician to find out the cause.

In the mean time, give pedialyte, equal amount for each diarrhea. Can give some yogurt, lactose free formula. ...Read more

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Could my 5 month old get diarrhea from pediacare infant fever reducer?

Unlikely to happen: More likely a result of whatever caused the fever you treated with the med. ...Read more

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My 9 month old infant has vomiting, fever, and diarrhea for 2 days, what is wrong?

My 9 month old infant has vomiting, fever, and diarrhea for 2 days, what is wrong?

Hope he is better: Probably a virus causing the problems. If he is better great. If not have him/her seen and be sure a secondary problem like an ear infection has not developed. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more