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Child Smearing Feces
My 2 month old baby is having watery stool with lots of farts and sour smell. Since sunday morning but only 3 big stools and lots of smear kind.
Infant diarrhea: It sounds like your infant may have gastroenteritis, an intestinal infection. Most cases are viral, but, if there is blood in the stool, this could indicate either a bacterial infection or a milk protein allergy. Continued watery stools can quickly lead to dehydration in infants. You should definitely have the baby seen by the pediatrician as soon as possible. ...Read more
My baby 7 weeks has got a stool at least 15 times a day. They differ from little flatulence smears to full nappies. Colour is yellow. Had eColi at 4wk?
Consult Pediatrician: It is not unusual for the babies to have frequent stools from like only a little flatulance to full nappy. It is more common in breast fed babies. But with the history of EColi I suggest you consult baby's pediatrician asap. ...Read more
Wat causes my child to eat feces? It has become a daily thing.Also, eats:rocks, hair, flour, dirt, vaseline, books, basically anything she can but mainly poo
Age? See doc: Pica- abnormal appetite for non foods, including dirt, corn starch, ice chips, etc. Can be a sign of iron deficirncy ; lots of causes: bad diet, parasites like hookworm, intestinal disorders like celiac sprue and inflammatory bowel disease; menstrual losses; other; toxicity from lead. Rare metabolic diseases can do it. Psychological diseases can as well. Much depends on age, living conditions. Cmd. ...Read more
GI infections: Gi infections, such as girardia, can cause poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in fat in the stool. ...Read more
I have a 7months old baby has a constipation for 3 months sometimes a hard (feces) he feeds normally what kind of food making his condition better?
Options: In early infancy, bananas, applesauce & cereals are prime constipating agents. Lowering amount of intake can help reduce the effect. The fruit juices like apple, peach, prune, pear will loosen stools. Any change takes 3-4 days to show benefit. ...Read more
No: Blood in stool is always a situation that requires diagnosis. See a physician. ...Read more
Varies: You can get many stool colors with Rotavirus. One more common color, in my experience, has been a distinct "technicolor green". As it progresses you can see clear watery stools, yellow stools, and finally brown. With the advent of the vaccine we hardly ever see Rotavirus these days. ...Read more
Usually benign: This is usually do to a small tear in the skin of the outlet caused when a bulky stool moves out too fast or a lumpy or hard stool is passed. Stringy ares of bright red blood are visible or small puddles. ...Read more
Varies: The color depends on diet and bile output during the illness. I have seen blue poop from blue Popsicles or Gatorade. They can be almost clear mucous to brownish water, but very frequently are a beige/creamy white. The hallmark is the horrible smell that goes along with rotavirus — I can walk in a room and tell a baby in there has the illness. ...Read more
Hello I have a question about breastfeeding exclusively baby feces (4 months). It seems to me a little snotty and I want to know if it's normal?
Most Likely Normal: You are breastfeeding, "baby feces a little snotty". Your baby's age & medical history is unknown. Breast fed baby stools vary however colors range from green, brown, to yellow. Consistency varies between seedy to mushy. It is not unusual to see stringy mucous strands. If your baby is comfortable, has a good appetite & has good weight gain then no action is needed. See doctor for well baby exam. ...Read more
It means he has: Infection in stool. Is he having diarrhea? ...Read more
If cereal sits in milk and becomes soggy, will it make a child's stool softer than if the child eats it before it gets soggy?
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
What is treatment of GI miasis that I see larva in stool.this ia a 6 year girle child that sick for 4 years.
Removal: Check this out with your local surgeon as it seems removal is the only answer. Further, questions can be obtained at the CDC, or center for disease control. All the best. This is a difficult disease. ...Read more
My child 5 years old had blood on her stool, she has problem of constipation is it something to worry about?
Yes: Blood on the stool and chronic constipation is always something to worry about, but not anything to panic about. The blood is likely due to either a small hemorrhoid or a fissure that tore and has caused some minor bleeding with the passing of stool. You need to be much more aggressive with treatment of her constipation. Much more fiber in diet, increase water intake and consider med like Miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more
My child just had fresh bright red stool. He is not constipated and no diarrhoea. No other symptoms are there, didn't eat beetroot also, help?
Bloody stool: How old is he? You say he has no other symptoms, just non painful blood in stool. You should have him see his pediatrician asap. Is it bright red? That could indicate intussusception, colitis, etc. If it is darker maroon or black, that indicates a problem higher up in the GI tract. If you have a stool specimen to bring to the pediatrician, that would help with guiding him/her in the workup. ...Read more
What does it mean when childs stool is positive for pseudamonas but at the time no symptoms, now a month later has mild diarhea? Colud it be virus?
Yes: Pseudomonas is an opportunist that can survive in many environments and be found as a "hitchhiker" germ in the stool. Its presence does not mean it is the infecting agent in this location. It is seldom a problem for anyone that does not have a compromised immune system. Were it to be found in sterile spaces like the blood or spinal fluid, it would always be considered an invader/infector. ...Read more
41 wks preg. Took 2 fleet enemas-held in @ same time, 5 mins, 12 hrs ago. Feces stuck in rectum 2nite, did another 2. Then saw warnings-am I/baby ok?
Enemas: If you didn't induce uterine cramps there was no adverse effects on your pregnancy. It's best to avoid vigorous enemas at this time. Try increasing fiber intake and good daily water intake. Add a daily stool softener. Ask your OB for further advice about glycerin rectal suppositories or dulcolax rectal suppository use as needed. ...Read more
Would stopping Culturell for a week cause pseudamonas in a gut grow more in an asymptomatic child who tested positive for pseudamonas growth in stool?
Can a stool test reveal what particular type of pseudamonas a child has if stool test shows positive for pseudamonas growth, but child is asymptomatic?
Yes: The lab can do some refined testing to determine the strain. Pseudomonas is an occasional finding in a normal kids stool. It is not particularly worrisome. ...Read more
My 11month old baby find it very difficult to pass stool, as it seems to her very straining and stools are like goats feces it consistency or not at al?
Soften stools: Infants transitioning diets to solids may not get enough fiber / fluids in diet; 5 gm of fiber daily, try pureeing vegetables, fruits and use of infant cereals with adequate amount of fiber, an average sized 11 month old should have about 32 oz of fluids daily. If these measures are not helpful, baby will need further evaluation ...Read more
My baby girl is 3 years old and has worms in her feces, what is the most natural fastest effective way to remove it from her body until we examin her?
Needs a check up: Single dose mebendazol taken by all family members and repeat in a week after diagnosis by checkng with a scotch tape for eggs in the perianal area and having good hygiene as it is spread by enteric rout and poor hygiene ...Read more
My Child is on his second medication for pinworms but he still has lots of dead ones coming out in his stool.im quiet concerned at this point. Many thanks?
Enterobius: Some pinworm larvae may hatch on the anal mucosa, and migrate up the bowel This retroinfection can lead to a heavy parasitic load and autoinfection through the anus-to-mouth route or through retroinfection often requires repeated treatment, at 2-week intervals, in order to remove the infection completely. Cleaning the house is essential and often very difficult. ...Read more
At what age should a child/toddler digest veggies? (as opposed to seeing recognizabke pieces in stool) (chewed pieces, but carrots, peas, spinach leaf
Vegetables: A baby can eat pureed peas and carrots as early as three months. ...Read more