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Different Color Poop Meanings
Is it normal for the consistency of your poop to be different everyday? Can it be different depending on things you ate?
Change in stools: Yes, it is normal for your stools (medical word for poop) to change depending on what you eat. You'll find it gets softer with more fiber in the diet (fruits/veggies), and firmer with more animal products (meats/cheese). The color can change a little too. Black,tarry stools are a worry, as that represents digested blood from the small intestines. Bright red blood is ongoing bleeding needing eval. ...Read more
3 year old daughter has been pooping different colors of green in one sitting for about a week. Is this something to worry about? She isn't sick curre
Poop often normal consistency for a few days, then mushy-watery for a few days. Normal schedule though. Is this common if u eat different everyday?
Many possibilities: Bowel pattern can vary quite a lot, so this may be normal for you. If you have any degree of abdominal pain a pattern that waxes and wanes may suggest irritable bowel syndrome. As long as you are not having any bloody stools, fevers or weight loss it is not likely anything serious, but a visit to your doctor should help better identify the cause and appropriate treatment, if any. ...Read more
Why is my 2 yr/o pooping so much 5 or more x a day, and different colos, textures, and causing burning diaper rashes?
At this age : Two years old love juice and consume tons of it and parents let them . Unaware the large sugar content in these juice cause diarrhea/ loose stools making it too acidic for the skin leading to excoriation and sensitive skin. Stop the juice.Apply an antacid like maalox to the diaper areas to neutralize the acid and speed up healing process. See peds for script if positive for yeast infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have noticed recently blood in my poop. It has been going on for a week or so, but I don't feel any different, or anything of that sort.Is that bad?
What She Ate: If there she ate jarred bananas, one of the ingredients caused the color. Check the label.In any case, this should be harmless. ...Read more
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