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1 week old baby has been on drip since born without eating and poo. Said her intestine block. What caused this and solution.
7mth old temp of 37.5 degrees celcuis. This is day 3. Panadol (acetaminophen) lowers it but it goes back up. One power spew yesterday. Eating ok/poo mucusy. Teething?
My 21 month old daughter has a temperature, clear runny nose, coughs until she vomits and really dark liquid poo not eating or drinking 1st day?
It's probably: From what u ate the day before. ...Read more
My 5 month old has been doing solid pops he is eating puréed not sure is it normal for him to poo hard he does runny ones also?
Sounds Normal: Kid's poop can get harder as you switch to solids (pureed). Try adding some pureed prunes or apples. Also make sure he is taking in adequate fluids daily. ...Read more
After a couple days of eating mushed up carrots, my 5 month old is having thick dark and somewhat smelly poo. Should I be concerned?
No: But I hope the baby gets other foods as well. ...Read more
Healthy eating last 2 years recently noticed that whenever I eat leaves the next day my poo is filled with whole leaves undigested, toilet full. Norm?
It can also be: Medications that you take. Metformin does this to many people. A low gallbladder ejection fraction could also cause similar symptoms if meals are fatty. It can also happen with salads for some people. If these is pain before the bm, you might want to get an abdominal ultrasound done. ...Read more
Postprandial urgency: The need to have a bowel movement immediately after eating is often due to spasm of the colon. It is not necessarily a normal urge. Sometimes it is a sign of irritable bowel syndrome. Before seeing a doctor, it is often useful to increase fiber and fluid intake, and perhaps even try a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil. If this doesn't work after 3 to 4 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi if my tongue was blue on top when I woke up as if I was eating something of that colour... which I did not? It tastes bitter also... my poo is also blue and it pains when I go to the toilet... what could be the cause for that
No: Sugary foods give rise to taste only. ...Read more
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My 16 year old keeps eating poop out of the toilet. We don't know why? We have to watch him every time he goes and that is impossible to do.
Coprophagia: Eating one's feces may represent severe depression, psychosis or other mood disorders such as schizophrenia, or a medical condition known as pica (when one eats wood, dirt, feces or other atypical substances because of a serious depletion of certain elements in his/her body such as iron deficiency). He should see a physician sooner rather than later. ...Read more
I had 2 BMs this week with normal poo but w/ reddish toilet water. Normal inbetween. Each 2 days after eating beets. Should I wait for dr? Normal?
Probably beets: It is most likely from the beets you ate. Stop eating them for a week or two and make sure everything looks normal again. Stools can sometimes reflect what you ate and should be cause for alarm at this time. ...Read more
My son just got rotatek 2 days ago. He's been really cranky and having bad smelling poo and not eating. Is this from the vax? He also just cut 2 teeth.
Possible, but...: It's possible, but studies show the rate of diarrhea after RotaTeq isn't measurably different between infants who got vaccine and "controls" who received a placebo (no vaccine). It's also possible that this is coincidental. Either way, it should improve quickly and is less likely to happen on subsequent doses. One caveat--the rare child with an abnormal immune system can have more problems with it. ...Read more
Having green poop last few days I think it's the coloring in the cereal I've been eating but today I didn't have any and still had green poop worried?
If it continues...: If a normal, healthy person has unusual changes in stool consistency, color, or frequency, she should record the symptoms on a large calendar, and review it with his primary care doctor. Include on the calendar what foods were eaten each time the stool got green, what activities were done, what meds were taken, what drinks, etc... Sometimes gall bladder problems cause changes in stool color. ...Read more
Green Stool: Green stool does not represent any situation that is life threatening. ...Read more
Varies: Baby food will usually alter the stooling pattern based on the items involved. Some items;applesauce, rice cerreal, bananas tend to slow baby down while peaches, pears, prunes speed them up. If baby is skipping days a reduction in the volume of the solids can increase stooling. Solids this young are meant to teach baby to handle solid foods, not replace the nutrition in breast of formula. ...Read more
What does it mean when a two year old has "seedy" runny poop but is eating and drinking normally?
My poop has been green for a week. Why is that? Is it because ive been eating salads and edamame?
I had a small amount of bleeding from the bottom. One was with a hard poo, but the other was loosish after eating spicy food. Worrying?
Can you get diseases from eating your bodily fluids? Is eating your own semen similar to eating your own urine and poop should it be avoided?
My poop is normal brown, but the water in the toilet bowl is a reddish color. I have been eating a lot of beets, 2 days ago. What's going on? Afraid.
Probabely from Beets: It is mostly from the beets and there is no need to worry but if it persists consult with every stool consult your doctor ...Read more
Is it normal to have undigested food in my poo? I was recently diagnosed with constipation and severe faecal loading, and am trying to eat more fibre to prevent this happening again. However all my poos contain the high fibre foods I am eating (asparagus,
Highly unlikely: Are you eating anythingelsethathasblie due in it? Become a detective and check the ingredients of all the foods you are eating for foods that alone or in combination could form the color blue like artificial blueberries. ...Read more
Black stool: Eating black licorice is a known cause of black stools. Bile in stool causes green color. Blood in the upper GI tract acted on by digestive enzymes turns black and this is called melena or melenic stools. The stool will not only be black but "tarry" and sticky and very maladrous. Iron can turn the stool black but not foul smelling and tarry. ...Read more