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What does different color poop mean?

What does different color poop mean?

Various: The color of stool depends on various factors including what you eat, transit time through the intestines, amount of bile secreted into the intestines, presence of blood products, amount of undigested fats in the feces, etc. ...Read more

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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

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

Green is normal: The body adds bile to the digestive process that colors the poo.It starts out dark green & gradually changes through green, yellow & brown as agents make metabolic changes to the bile.Green is a normal stool color that can infer things are moving through quickly. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See doctor: Blood in stool lasting for a week is always of concern. It may be from hemorrhoid or something far more serious even though you do not have other symptoms yet. Make an appt with your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Why is my 2 yr/o pooping so much 5 or more x a day, and different colos, textures, and causing burning diaper rashes?

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 more

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Is your poop different at early pregnancy?

Is your poop different at early pregnancy?

See below: It can be. However as it progresses can have more constipation and hemorrhoids. If you have black tarry or bloody stools or persistent diarrhea, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Can anal sex make you poop different ?

Can anal sex make you poop different ?

Possibly: If damage to the sphincter occurred, control of gas and or stool can be a problem. Best to avoid anal sex. The anus was designed as an exit, not an entrance. ...Read more

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Why does my 5 month old baby have purple poop. The only thing she ate differently was bananas?

Why does my 5 month old baby have purple poop. The only thing she ate differently was bananas?

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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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

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