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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.

1 week old baby has been on drip since born without eating and poo. Said her intestine block. What caused this and solution.

Need More info: Often a birth defect that may have an unknown cause. Your doctor should be able to explain in better detail and what needs done, up to and including possible surgery. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Can eating spinach make my poo green?

Can eating spinach make my poo green?

Yes!: It can, but it should not turn your hair or skin green. Don't overdo it with carrots, lest you get an orange hue. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Certain foods will not be broken down fully. So will see them in your stool. Also seems like you are on good bowel cycle. So things are working well. Keep eating well and exercising. ...Read more

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Why do I poop everytime I finish eating?

Why do I poop everytime I finish eating?

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

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What does it mean when you're done eating and then have to poop right away?

What does it mean when you're done eating and then have to poop right away?

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

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Every time I eat I have to poop and sometimes I feel full without actually eating?

Every time I eat I have to poop and sometimes I feel full without actually eating?

Constipation: Constipation is the most likely cause, especially if this is a new problem for you. If over-the-counter constipation treatment doesn't resolve the symptoms, then see your medical provider. Hope that helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my poop is green and very stinky but I haven't been eating a lot of greens?

What does it mean if my poop is green and very stinky but I haven't been eating a lot of greens?

Bile!: The most common cause for "green" stools is plenty of bile being rleased. Certain foods and/or drugs will make this more frequent. Greens in one's diet are not the causes for green stools! ...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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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My poop is green will I die I've been eating fiber bars 2?

My poop is green will I die I've been eating fiber bars 2?

Green Stool: Green stool does not represent any situation that is life threatening. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old and eating baby food, how often should he poop?

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

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What does it mean when a two year old has "seedy" runny poop but is eating and drinking normally?

What does it mean when a two year old has "seedy" runny poop but is eating and drinking normally?

Nothing special: A kids poo reflects his/her diet & the way his/her intestines process it. Runny/seedy poo reflects less moisture absorbed from the mix before it exits. It has no significance by itself. ...Read more

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My poop has been green for a week. Why is that? Is it because ive been eating salads and edamame?

My poop has been green for a week. Why is that? Is it because ive been eating salads and edamame?

Yes: Green means its moving faster through your intestinal tract due to the high fiber in the salad and soy. Green is good, soft is good. Hard, dark brown and difficult to pass is less optimal. Congratulations on your good eating habits/ ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not at this point: Could be many things. With hard stool it could have scratched the mucosa. Hemorrhoids are another possibility. Irritation from spicy foods or from straining could also cause it. If it persists you should see your doctor for an examination ...Read more

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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?

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?

Why do it: Urine and semen are normally sterile and the stool is loaded with bacteria which may not harm you. You shouldn't contract any diseases from those activities but they seem too grotesque to consider doing them. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Does eating kale salad make my poop turn blue?

Does eating kale salad make my poop turn blue?

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

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Can eating black licorice cause poop to be green?

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