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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?
My 11m baby was constipated and we changed the milk she was on, with 4 different brands. Now she refuses to poop. what can i do without medication?
See pediatrician: There may be too much pain for her to poop. It is time to consult your pediatrician.. By the way, we love Port Elizabeth- such a beautiful resort city. ...Read more
Why does certain foods affect me different days? I can eat something and feel fine but the next time i eat it I have the poops or other symptoms.
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
Hit by truck 5yrs ago.Still have lower backpain when need to poop.Comes from 1 sec to another. What to do to teach brain to tell me differently to go?
Doubt can treat: the day that we can figure out how to control or conquer pain with "mind over matter" and teach everyone how to do it will be the day we conquer disease and live forever. Relaxation techniques, yoga doesn't hurt. Hard to teach though. Specially in writing like this. Would be awesome if we had experts readily available everywhere to teach this. This is something you would have to find yoursefl ...Read more
My 3 mo. Old has had yellow brown stools about 4-5times a day for the last 3-4 days different from his 1x to evey other day green poop. Is this normal?
Stools are OK: This can be normal. If you have changed what he/she is eating, then you will see a change in the frequency and color of the stool. If the baby is acting well, i wouldn't necessarily do anything different. If the baby is acting ill, then the increased frequency may be a symptom of the illness. The color isn't significant. If the baby is acting ill, and not eating well, he needs to see his doc. ...Read more
Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?
Hard to say: This could be a situation where antibiotic somehow got on the baby's hand and made its way into the GI tract, OR, possibly something you are eating in your diet could be affecting the poop. The only thing that will prove what caused this is whether the funny poop smell is gone after the eye treatment is stopped for a week or so... ...Read more
Insufficient data: Hi, I am not sure if the query has been phrased properly. Do u mean to ask what it means if stool is positive for toxigenic c diff or other toxin producing organisms? Please rephrase the query. Thank you. ...Read more
Is it normal for my sons stool to come out in two different colors. It was yellow with darker brown pebbles mixed in.
Perfectly normal: It is perfectly normal. We are what we eat! ...Read more