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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.

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.

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Will a child with encopresis get sick more often because of the constant contact with feces?

Will a child with encopresis get sick more often because of the constant contact with feces?

Almost Never: This problem is not related to to the immune system. Unless the feces is available to open skin wounds, there is generally no risk. 1 exception might be a urinary tract infection with fecal exposure to the penis or vagina and poor cleaning technique.

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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

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.

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Blood in childs stool should I be concerned?

Blood in childs stool should I be concerned?

Depends: A slight amount of bright red blood on the surface of a large or firm stool is likely due to a crack in the anus. Firm these need an evaluation by your doc.

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Stool problems in child I babysit for?

Stool problems in child I babysit for?

More details: How old? Is the stool too hard, too soft, bloody, painful? How long has it been a problem? Need more info to be helpful.

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What causes the presence of fat in a child's stool?

What causes the presence of fat in a child's stool?

GI infections: Gi infections, such as girardia, can cause poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in fat in the stool.

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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?

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.

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Color of stool in a child with rotavirus?

Color of stool in a child with rotavirus?

Varies: You can get many different 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.

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Bleeding in stool of one year old child?

Bleeding in stool of one year old child?

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.

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What color is the stool color in a child with rotovirus?

What color is the stool color in a child with rotovirus?

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.

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Hi Dr. My child is 23days old n he has a yellow stool n it's like it's stretching like elastic, is that normal?

See below: You must be breast feeding, as yellow mushy stools are seen especially with breast fed infants. He may stool after every feeding. Make sure infant is urinating 6-8 times a day or you may need to add some water to his diet..

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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?

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.

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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.

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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?

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?

No: One's stomach and intestines are a big blender. Everything is turned into a very liquid soup. Then the large intestine reabsorbs most of the water. The longer the poop stays in the large intestine, the dryer and firmer the poop gets.

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My child is 6 nonths. I ntriduced him baby food for the firat time. Apple n manfo flavour. He passed hard stool then. Is it normal?

Constipated infant: You child may be constipated because of the apple you are giving him. Apple contains pectin which is a solidifying agent. Change to another fruit such as apricots or peaches.

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Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

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.

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What is treatment of GI miasis that I see larva in stool. This ia a 6 year girle child that sick for 4 years.

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.

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My child 5 years old had blood on her stool, she has problem of constipation is it something to worry about?

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).