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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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Why would a 5 year old child be pooping in his pants during night time and day time?

Why would a 5 year old child be pooping in his pants during night time and day time?

It may be encopresis: Encopresis can be caused by physical or psychological problems but is usually a result of chronic constipation. Your child should be seen by his pediatrician who may refer you to a specialist. For further work up or treatment. This condition may have serious medical or psycho-social consequences for the child and should be diagnosed treated expeditiously. ...Read more

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What do i do if my child did not poop for 5-6 days?

What do i do if my child did not poop for 5-6 days?

Change food: Give him/her sweet potato, avocado daily. Use a good probiotic daily. Give him/her milk of magnesia 2-3 drops/day x 2 days. stop all grains, cereals, milk products. Things should start moving in 24-48 hours. If not, consult pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can you help a child that wont poop because she said it hurts?

How can you help a child that wont poop because she said it hurts?

Child retains stool: Assuming hirshprung's has been ruled out, her behavior may be a "control" thing. But, the longer she holds it in, the drier & harder it gets, & it hurts to pass. Have you tried using miralax/colace daily to improve laxation, a scheduled stooling program at which time each day she is expected to sit on the cammode, & have you rewarded spontaneous bowel movements on her part & disuaded her holding? ...Read more

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If a child's poop has whiter color than before, should I be worried?

If a child's poop has whiter color than before, should I be worried?

Malabsorption: Could not be absorbing foods. Seek the help of a pediatrician to weigh and review your childs diet and history of illness. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an 8yo child to go poop 5 times/day?

Is it normal for an 8yo child to go poop 5 times/day?

5 poops/day not norm: There are a lot of other questions that need to be answered, but the short answer is no it is not normal for an 8 y/o to poop 5 times/day. A more detailed description of the stools and eating and drinking habits is needed here as well as if there is any belly pain, decreased appetite, weight loss, low energy, fevers, etc. Your child should have a visit to the pediatrician to further manage this. ...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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What causes a child to play with poop from his diaper?

"coproskepsis": Childhood curiosity is boundless! they are interested in literally "everything"! ...Read more

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What happens if a child accidentally eats a little dog poop?

What happens if a child accidentally eats a little dog poop?

Maybe nothing: If there are infectious bacteria in the poop, he could succumb to diarrhea and/or vomiting. By the time that you see this answer, you will know! ...Read more

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What will happen if a child accidentally eats a little bit of his poop?

What will happen if a child accidentally eats a little bit of his poop?

Recycling: I'm not sure i would accept the accidental part as many toddlers believe their sense of taste is a way to understand the world. They have no social conscience at that age & may sample poo, dog food, bugs off the floor or poisons. A bit of poo is basicly just debris & germs. If it is their own, no signifant issues are likely. If from a pet, the pets gut germs may include bad ones. Watch for GI probs. ...Read more

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