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Bad Smelling Baby Poop And Mucus
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My 1 month NB is doing poop with mucus is that normal for breastfeed babies? It's yellow with seeds but it does have some mucus on it.
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Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more
Blood in stool:
If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based).
Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read more
Breast fed: The black strands may be old blooo from chaffed nipples ...Read more
Allergy or normal: If the baby is feeding well and there is no blood in the stool or unusual vomiting or other signs of illness, then it may be normal to have a mucousy stool from time to time. However, mucus may be a sign of allergy to a component of infant formula, or in some cases something in mom's milk. If this happens rarely, probably not a big concern. If frequent, consider discussing with pediatrician. ...Read more
Mucous in the stool: Is this mucous a one time event or happening a lot? Is the baby having many (10-12) stools a day and are they watery? Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? Do you see frank blood in the stool? These are all important questions in trying to figure out if this is milk-protein allergy. I would see you pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more
2.5 week old breastfed baby had normal mustardy poops but now has green, mucus poop. He is perfectly fine otherwise. Is this normal?
Baby is 6 weeks old and been fussy all day. Not wanting to eat much, cries when eats. Poop is mustard/seedy w/ dark mucus and a tiny blood. Concern?
This may be fixable: This is the time and behavior associate with colic that is common. No one really knows the cause but I believe there are many different causes given a young infant digestive tract. Stools sound normal. As a normal stage, fussy times begin between 3 to 6 weeks, resulting in a unconsololable baby between 6/9 pm of age. These episodes usually last for one ...Read more
Had colic and green, bloody, mucus poops. Eliminated all allergens from my diet and gave reflux meds. Baby happy. Poop-no blood and orange. Why mucus still?
Likely caused the previous symptoms in your baby and you resolved these by adjusting your diet resulting in a happy baby with orange stool and ongoing mucous. Orange color to the stool is a variant of normal and of no concern. It will take longer for the mucous to stop as the inflammation that caused the bloody stools has to heal. Have your pediatrician check to see that your baby is growing and gaining weight well and that there is no longer traces of blood in the stool. Rarely a baby will have an enterocolitis caused by milk proteins and if present there will be traces of blood in the stool not necessarily visible. This is unlikely if the baby is comfortable and thriving. If you would like to discuss this in more detail feel free to contact me though Concierge at www. Healthtap. Com/freisleben
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My baby have green and yellow poop and having mucus she is formula fed she poop 5 times per day and less pee she is 6 months old?
15month old son born with Gastroschisis. Recently sleeping&pooping more and its mucus like, green with undigested food. Has had bad nappy rash.
Symptom not specific: Stool color is driven by the dark green bile added to digestive debris. The poop will change through greens to yellows & then brown if the material spends enough time inside for gut germs to work on the bile. As such, the greenish color just means things moved through quicker. It is not specific to any cause. ...Read more
Have 2 have a sitz marker test. Side effects to the pill? What foods calm down bad gas? Pooping clear mucus and very little stool with lots of Gas
Multiple questions!: 1) Sitz marker pill is inert & generally causes no side effects; 2) Please see prior HealthTap answers regarding causes of and treatment for "gas"; 3) Please see prior HealthTap answers regarding the significance and differential for rectal mucus discharge. ...Read more
Possibly an allergy: Stools can be many different colors (yellow, brown and green) and can also be different consistencies. Occasionally, infant stools can also contain mucous. If your baby is happy, gaining weight and the stool does not have blood in it, it is probably normal. If not, it might mean that your baby has an allergy to something he/she is eating (usually cow's milk or soy protein). ...Read more
Other symptoms?: If the kid is otherwise thriving I would just monitor the situation. Common viruses (rotovirus) and some ingested materials (antibiotics) cause the smelliest poo I deal with. A kid with poor fat absorption can have stinky so bad that will clear a room. Write down the symptoms involved and take it with you when you see babies doc. ...Read more
My 3 month old baby had colic. We switched over to similac total comfort (from morinaga bf1).now her poop is dark green having mucous. Help plz?
Not normal: Black stools are not normal. While rarely a dietary cause may be found, most often black stools signify blood in the stools, blood that is coming from a little bit higher up in the GI tract. I would see your doctor soon to first check out if it is blood, and if so, find out why the child has this. ...Read more
I have pin worms and have such bad constipation. I only passing mucus with worms from my anus. It so uncorfumtibl and so embarising.
Severe twisting pain when lie on back, not as bad when on front. Had diorrea for about 3 months with mucus in poo. Lost weight, should I worry?
I had white mucus in my stool white lines no sytoms feel fine I am in extreme hypochondriac so how can I tell if its real anxious I have a bad diet?
May not be serious: Sometimes a patient will complain of seeing 'mucus' in the stool and it turns out to be nothing or possibly irritable bowel syndrome. If it happens on a regular basis you should have it checked out by a gastroenterologist. In the meantime you could eat a better diet - more fiber, with fresh fruit and vegatables. ...Read more
It's ok: Exclusively breast fed babies can have stools that go from yellow and runny to green in color depending on what they are eating. The iron in vitamins or cereal will change the color of the stool. Black and tar like stools or frankly bloody stools are of concern. ...Read more
Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now. ...Read more
Hi, My baby is 3 years and 7 months old. I got her stool exam result. It shows mucus present and Pus cells 5-7 HPF. Please let know what does thes...
Mucus and pus: Mucus and pus in the stool is non specific. Did the doctor also order stool culture and stool for ova and parasites? Is your child having diarrhea and/or abdominal pain? Is the doctor concerned about malabsorption, such as lactose intolerance or celiac disease. Does your child have anal fissures? If there are other tests please resubmit question. ...Read more
Reflux: As long as the baby holds down most of the feedings, you simply need to sit him/her up in a carseat after feeds for 20 minutes to allow better emptying. If that is not helpful, see a Peds GI doc and get this looked at. ...Read more
Why does my stool have white mucus it's brown but with white mucus lines it comes and goes I have a really bad diet but I can tell if its mucus?
If you are having any bloating, cramps, diarrhea, or seeing any blood in your stool, the mucus could be relatd to a condition called inflammatory bowel disease.
I would visit with your local doctor and have a sit down about the change in your bowel movment you have described and ensure there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more