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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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My 2 yr old has had diarrhea for a couple days and this last diaper change his poop was a pasty, pale yellow color. Is this normal?

My 2 yr old has had diarrhea for a couple days and this last diaper change his poop was a pasty, pale yellow color.  Is this normal?

Pasty yellow poo: Sure, this is fine. Stools definitely get odd in consistency as a child is getting over a viral diarrhea illness. Pasty yellow is within the normal color and consistency you can see. In terms of stool color, the main color to worry about is white, this is a sign of a bowel blockage. ...Read more

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Can using preperation h suppositories change smell of poop?

Can using preperation h suppositories change smell of poop?

Stool odor: Yes. There are other suppositories that are relatively safe to use that your doctor can prescribe that don't have an associated odor. Otc try tucks (witch hazel) wipes, may help anal area without the smell. ...Read more

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Can any medicines unintentionally change the way your poop comes out?

Can any medicines unintentionally change the way your poop comes out?

Yes: Medications/drugs can change gastric motility, digestion, and impact the way your body processes wastes & as a result can cause stools to be soft, liquid, hard, different color, and so on depending on the drug or medication. Most meds/drugs as a common side effect will loosen stools or cause mild hardening which are not anything to worry about & temporary. Pain meds usually need a stool softener. ...Read more

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My 7 wk old is breastfed and when i changed her diaper her poop was pea soup green. What could it be? Should i take her in to the dr? Is this normal?

My 7 wk old is breastfed and when i changed her diaper her poop was pea soup green. What could it be? Should i take her in to the dr? Is this normal?

Normal !!!!!!: While usually the color is yellow, all of the yellows, oranges, greens, browns are normal colors for breast fed stools. The only colors to worry about are white, red and dark black (although purple with pink polka dots would be strange). Changes in color reflect your daughters maturing GI tract with the ability to change amount of bile in response to your diet. Relax and thanks for breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Hello, my baby keeps burping 3× an hour, is this normal? His tummy isn't bloated didn't change his formula and poop is normal. Been going on for 2days

Hello, my baby keeps burping 3× an hour, is this normal? His tummy isn't bloated didn't change his formula and poop is normal. Been going on for 2days

Burping infant: Been there, done that! If he's eating and pooping and not unhappy he maybe laughing more and inadvertently swallowing air. My 23 year old still does this! If he starts to seem like he's not well, in pain, or not eating than contact your pediatrician. Hang in there....as my grandmother used to say when I was at the end of my rope "this to shall pass". ...Read more

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Why does my poop change when i'm ovulating?

Why does my poop change when i'm ovulating?

Strange: That is a strange side effect of ovulation, but anything is possible! it could have something to do with the fluctuating hormone levels during ovulation time. All the best! ...Read more

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Why do my poop change color during the day?

Why do my poop change color during the day?

Diet: Color of stool will be determined by what you eat, the digestive enzymes in your body and the bacteria in your body. It is normal for there to be a variation in the color of your stools. If your stools turn bloody, jet black (like tar) or pale white (like chalk) you need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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16mons baby is having a hard time to poop. Changed her milk to lactose free. Still the same. Now she's crying because she doesn't want to poop. Help!

16mons baby is having a hard time to poop. Changed her milk to lactose free. Still the same. Now she's crying because she doesn't want to poop. Help!

Treating constipatio: Lactose free milk will only help diarrhea due to lactose intolerance in older children. I would recommend decreasing intake of white foods such as milk, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes. I would also advise increased intake of stone fruits like peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, and pears, as well as their juices like pear nectar or apricot nectar. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more