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Toddler has loose stools on and off for 2wks now. This happenes every few months. Acts normal, no fever, etc.Stool is light brown.Should I be worried?

Toddler has loose stools on and off for 2wks now. This happenes every few months. Acts normal, no fever, etc.Stool is light brown.Should I be worried?

Diarrhea: The stool color isn't worrisome, but if its been intermittent for a few months then needs more thorough evaluation. Could be toddler's diarrhea, maybe drinking too much juice and/or eating too many fruits. Possibly dairy related. Maybe just bad luck with infections. Besides a food restriction trial, he might need further evaluation through blood and stool. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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My toddler lips turns purplish blue. she's had loose stools. no fever eating fine?

My toddler lips turns purplish blue. she's had loose stools. no fever eating fine?

Be seen now: Have infant seen as soon as you read this. May be an emergency with lips turning blue. To ER or call 911 if lips are blue or any breathing distress. ...Read more

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Three four neck nodes enlarged since 3weeks.loose stools and 99•fever since two days.nausea in morning.wat cud this be?

Three four neck nodes enlarged since 3weeks.loose stools and 99•fever since two days.nausea in morning.wat cud this be?

Important evaluation: A viral syndrome with sore throat and low fever can also cause loose stools. The enlarged lymph nodes in your neck are of greater concern, If they are hard and rubbery, this could be more serious. Regardless, the cause of enlarged nodes in your neck should be evaluated by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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Very dark loose stools and vomit, sharp abdo pain, fever, dizziness. Been like this for 2 days...help!

Go to hospital: You should seek medical attention ASAP, could be infection with GI bleed, needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery ?

Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery ?

Amoeba Shmomoeba...: Think about it this way: Whatever is causing the diarrhea, an infant is very sensitive to fluid loss, and other losses too.So if it has been excessive and persistent and the baby won't take enough fluids by mouth to compensate for the losses(dry mouth, decreased tears and urine volume, acting cranky and tired), it's time to see a doctor. Let him figure out the cause, whether amoeba or just a virus ...Read more

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1yr old with 5 days of foul loose stools 4 times/day. Today bowel is pale color & gritty like. Is this more than virus? Ran fever prior

1yr old with 5 days of foul loose stools 4 times/day. Today bowel is pale color & gritty like. Is this more than virus? Ran fever prior

Likely infection: If the stools have some color, like pale yellow and a bad odor, it is likely an infection. If the stools are pure white, it could mean another problem. Follow up with your doctor and take in a sample. All the best. ...Read more

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Side pains on right side, a feeling of needing to urinate n do a poo often but only a trickled wee, dizziness, loose stools. Slight fever?

Side pains on right side, a feeling of needing to urinate n do a poo often but only a trickled wee, dizziness, loose stools. Slight fever?

Get checked: It sounds like you have an infection of some kind - probably a UTI/pyelonephritis. You should see a doc and get checked out as quickly as possible. Get well soon! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more