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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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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For 2.5 weeks left side upper and lower abd pain. Excessive gas esp after eating. Poop that looks flaky on the outside and floats. Have been stressed.

For 2.5 weeks left side upper and lower abd pain. Excessive gas esp after eating. Poop that looks flaky on the outside and floats. Have been stressed.

Gastroenterologist: Your symptoms can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome, lactose or gluten intolerance or sensitivity. A gastroenterologist would be helpful with diagnosis and treatment as well as dietary advice. Taking simethicone after meals can reduce gas buildup. Stress management therapy may also be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Urgent care with np's or er? To try to get an MRI of abdomen and lungs. Hard glands on tummy, pleural pain, pain when eating, pooping, laughing etc, ty

Urgent care with np's or er? To try to get an MRI of abdomen and lungs. Hard glands on tummy, pleural pain, pain when eating, pooping, laughing etc, ty

Hard glands: You need to be worked up by your primary care physician. Mri is not necessarily the right exam. You may have to have several different exams. Going to the urgent care center or er is not the right thing for this. ...Read more

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Hi okay I have this thing between my ribs on the inside of my body an its like vibrating up an down what is it I have tryed drinking a soda an eating an pooping

Hi okay I have this thing between my ribs on the inside of my body an its like vibrating up an down what is it I have tryed drinking a soda an eating an pooping

That : That is not clear to me from the description. You can try lying flat or taking an antacid, but if you are having pain, vomiting, fever, shortness of breath, or worsening symptoms then you should go to the er. ...Read more

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6.5mo old constipated pooping nuggets of poop. Eating lots of prunes and pears been on solids and no problem since 5 months. advice for helping him?

6.5mo old constipated pooping nuggets of poop. Eating lots of prunes and pears been on solids and no problem since 5 months. advice for helping him?

May be allergic to: food, or dairy, or formula? Your profile states there is allergy and itching and this needs to be evaluated by the pediatrician further, especially if constipation is present. Make sure your baby gets/drinks purified water along with whatever solids (fruits) you're feeding it. Hydration is key, maybe not the prunes for now. Consult your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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After eating dairy my poop is green, and if i consume sugars like candy or chocolate I have a clear seepage. Could it be lactose intollerance?

After eating dairy my poop is green, and if i consume sugars like candy or chocolate I have a clear seepage. Could it be lactose intollerance?

Talk to doctor: You might try avoiding dairy completely to see if that helps. If your stool issues improve, then you are likely intolerant if dairy. Sugar is not good for any of us, so avoiding that is a good idea. ...Read more

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Hello i can't seem to digest everday after eating sometimes i poop once a week or i dont, and yes I've tried drinking water and eating fruits but nothing?

Hello i can't seem to digest everday after eating sometimes i poop once a week or i dont, and yes I've tried drinking water and eating fruits but nothing?

Try laxative: You can try otc laxative and eat more fiber, such as vegitable. If it is not helping, you should see a doctor to get a full check up to fine the cause. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more