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My 7 month old has liquid yellow poop, why?

My 7 month old has liquid yellow poop, why?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines.Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner.Loose means less water extracd. ...Read more

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29 yr old female with gerd. Now has loose, infrequent (2-3 days) yellowish brown colour stool with incomplete evacuation bloat, gas, odor. Any causes?

29 yr old female with gerd. Now has loose, infrequent (2-3 days) yellowish brown colour stool with incomplete evacuation bloat, gas, odor. Any causes?

Many possibilities: This is unlikely to have anything to do with your gerd unless you are being treated for helicobacter pylori with antibiotics (which may touch off things like cl. Diff colitis). This may be viral, or giardia (an amoeba), or bacterial, or rarely may signal onset of inflammatory bowel disease. If it does not get better quickly (24-48 hrs) please see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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3 year old baby's stool smelling bad?

3 year old baby's stool smelling bad?

Most do: Most stools smell bad & some kids stools are quite pungent.Antibiotic use , digestive issues or rotovirus infection can often give foul smells.Kids with poor fat absorption like those with cystic fibrosis can clear a room with the smell. Check with your doc for specifics. ...Read more

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My 2 month old boy has brownish seedy normal stool, but when it's coming out it's foamy. Why? He is breast milk and formula fed mixed.

My 2 month old boy has brownish seedy normal stool, but when it's coming out it's foamy. Why? He is breast milk and formula fed mixed.

Likely normal: It is likely normal if he is feeding and acting well , not fussy. The stool should not be too frequent or large volume. Also make sure he is gaining weight . ...Read more

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30 yr male.Foul smelling gas everyday 4 past 2-3 mos. Bloated after lunch &dinner. Yellow, loose stool 3+/day?

30 yr male.Foul smelling gas everyday 4 past 2-3 mos. Bloated after lunch &dinner. Yellow, loose stool 3+/day?

Loose stool: A chronically loose stool needs to be worked, up. You need stool studies and you may need to see a gastroeneterologist to help with diagnosis. It may all be due to diet, but still you need advise, it could also be due to infection or the GI tract itself. Please talk to your doctor for proper work up and treatment, good luck. Also consider the other GI problems as in gallbladder, pancreas. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter is vomiting and it smells like urine daughters vomit smells like urine

My 4 year old daughter is vomiting and it smells like urine daughters vomit smells like urine

See a doctor: The smell is less important than the frequency of vomiting and how long it has been going on. If she is vomiting frequently or has been vomiting for more than several days, she needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby passing greenish yellow stools.Any reason for that?

My 6 month old baby passing greenish yellow stools.Any reason for that?

Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason. ...Read more

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4month old baby boy. breast fed & 2 times formula in a day. Dark green smelly poop?

4month old baby boy. breast fed & 2 times formula in a day. Dark green smelly poop?

Baby poop: can be many different colors naturally and this is not usually a sign of any problem. In breastfed babies anything that the mother consumes can affect the baby's poop. As long as your baby otherwise appears well, and is well hydrated, this is not usually a reason for concern. Signs of dehydration in a baby as illustrated, are reason for medical attention. ...Read more

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My 6 month old daughter has foul odor coming from her urine.... Her vagina also smells fishy. The urine smells like ammonia.. She only drinks milk?

My 6 month old daughter has foul odor coming from her urine.... Her vagina also smells fishy. The urine smells like ammonia.. She only drinks milk?

Possible UTI: This is frequently the only symptom of a urinary infection in babies so you need to get a urinalysis done. Her pediatrician or her/his nurse can apply a urine bag. Will need a catheterized or supra-pubic specimen for culture if positive. On the other hand, but less likely, smell might be from uninfected urine or vagina if she inadvertently pushed a little stool or something else up her vagina. ...Read more

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7 month old daughter mouth smells of fish?

7 month old daughter mouth smells of fish?

Are you...: Are you wiping your child's gums with soft moist cloth after bottle or breast? Milk residue can sour. 2 suggestions: 1. See pediatrician to ck for tonsil/adenoid infection or gerd. 2. Make an appointment w a pediatricdental specialist (not a general dentist). They are the dent-facial experts for infants and children. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has seedy yellow poop and is puking what's wrong?

My 4 month old has seedy yellow poop and is puking what's wrong?

Poop is fine/?vomit: Yellow seedy poop would be declared "normal" baby poop/stool. No need to fret. Vomiting can still be a normal infant phenomena due to mild reflux. Check with your doctor to ensure the weight/growth is progressing in a normal fashion. Overfeeding with too large of a volume at one time may be the issue. Smaller amounts over a shorter period of time may help. Upright positioning after meals. ...Read more

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Is thick green clay like poop normal for my 7 month old?

Is thick green clay like poop normal for my 7 month old?

Green Bowel Movement: Green bowel movements are usually due to rapid transit times and bile therefore being present in the stool. At this age it is most likely due to something the bay ate. I'm assuming you have started various solids. Red flags are bloody stools, black stools or lots of mucous. ...Read more

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My granddaughter 10 month old has white pasty smelly stools. What does this indicate?

Speak with provider : The stools may be related to diet or to formula but could be related to a problem with the gastrointestinal tract. Since she likely does not have a well visit scheduled for several more months based on age make appointment to be seen prior to that. ...Read more

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My 1 year olds pee smells like poop. Why?

My 1 year olds pee smells like poop. Why?

Infection: I would get a urinalysis (UA) and a urine culture. May be a urinary tract infection. Dehydration could also cause an odor, but that one is more like ammonia. The UA will detect either. Almost any medical facility/office/ER can do the testing for you. ...Read more

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3 year old burps and smells foul like feces. She gags frequently now for a week. She pooped yellow today half solid and half pastey, what's wrong?

3 year old burps and smells foul like feces. She gags frequently now for a week. She pooped yellow today half solid and half pastey, what's wrong?

Childrens hospital: You live in phoenix. There is a children's hospital. Ask your pediatrician for a GI referral. Burping and difficulty digesting could be celiac disease. You may notice difficulty gaining weight. It could be a vascular ring if wheezing. And it can be duplication cyst. Start with the referral hope this helps. Follow up with them over time as she grows too. ...Read more

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My baby has green foul smelling mucosy poop for the past 9 days and frequency is thrice aday?

My baby has green foul smelling mucosy poop for the past 9 days and frequency is thrice aday?

Gastroenteritis: There have been several viruses, both the norovirus (the cruise ship virus) and rotovirus going around. Both can cause smelly, gross stools that can last a little while. Depending on the age of your baby, a good probiotic and a day or so of pedialyte may elp return things to normal. However, if there are other symptoms, contact your doc to make sure there isn't a stool bacteria or parasite. ...Read more

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My 1yr old has been havin pale yellow watery poop for 5 days now at times looks orange.Da poop smells bad.He has no fever.Poops 4or5 times a day?

My 1yr old has been havin pale yellow watery poop for 5 days now at times looks orange.Da poop smells bad.He has no fever.Poops 4or5 times a day?

Diet and bowels: What is he eating daily? Is he having any stomach pains? How much veggies does he eat daily? Consult with us to help you see if this is a serious condition. ...Read more

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Why does my 13 month old vomit curdled milk about every other day lately and have small hard marble size stools? could she have an allergy to cows milk?

Why does my 13 month old vomit curdled milk about every other day lately and have small hard marble size stools? could she have an allergy to cows milk?

Vomiting isn't norml: Vomiting every day, or every other day, isn't normal. Is she only vomiting on days she drinks milk? That is a c lue. In general, milk is too good a source of nutrition to eliminate. Start with a diary of diet and vomiting for 5 days. And stool habits. Increase water intake and fiber. I would also want to know if your child is growing and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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My 13 month old passed two dark grey stools today. He is acting fine, good appetite, no fever. He takes an iron supplements per his pediatrician.

My 13 month old passed two dark grey stools today. He is acting fine, good appetite, no fever. He takes an iron supplements per his pediatrician.

Close Monitoring: Stool color can vary greatly based on dietary composition. Iron supplements can cause stools to darken in color. Your child's past medical history is important to know but was not given here. Since only 2 atypical stools noted and child doing well, should closely monitor child/stools. If new symptoms appear, see doctor ASAP. Otherwise, discuss with doctor in 2 wks if color change persists. ...Read more

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13 month old son has been constipated since birth. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are soft but hard to pass. He screams in pain, cries & grunts when pooping.

13 month old son has been constipated since birth. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are soft but hard to pass. He screams in pain, cries & grunts when pooping.

Needs specialist: If the stools are soft and your son is still crying in pain with bowel movements, a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist (specialist in stomach and bowel problems) is in order. It is possible that there is an anatomical problem which is interfering with normal stooling. Ask your primary doctor if a referral is needed. ...Read more

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My 13 month old isn't walking yet. Isn't that really late?

My 13 month old isn't walking yet.  Isn't that really late?

Doubt it: I like to see a kid get themself to sitting by 9 m, pull to stand/cruise by a year and walk independently by 15m. If premi, i adjust my expectations accordingly. (1 month premi gets an extra month to do it) Review this with your doc. ...Read more

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What number of calories should a 13 month old boy be eating?

What number of calories should a 13 month old boy be eating?

Usually don't: Count calories in a 13 month old. If he is normal size, then let him eat as much as he wants. Do not regularly give him low calorie or low fat products. Almost 100% of the time, he will eat the right amount of food that he needs to grow properly. ...Read more

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Can a 13 month old toddler eat peanut butter?

Can a 13 month old toddler eat peanut butter?

Yes - and no: From an allergy standpoint, it's ok to give peanut containing things after a year of age. However, that being said, if you spread the peanut butter thick on bread and they take a big bite, the consistency of a big glop of peanut butter could be a choking hazard. If you are spreading it very thin on a cracker, etc, and are watching carefully as they eat small bites, you should be ok. ...Read more

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How much apple juice is ok for a 13 month old daily?

How much apple juice is ok for a 13 month old daily?

Less than 8 oz: The American Academy of Pediatrics recently announced a guideline that limits the amount of fruit juice given to children to 8 ounces or less a day. They recommend water to hydrate them in addition to the 16-24 ounces of milk a day. The reason: to prevent a habit that can lead to obesity, and reduce the risk of dental cavities. ...Read more

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My 13 month old son has a swollen testicle. What should I do for him?

My 13 month old son has a swollen testicle. What should I do for him?

Need eval: The potential causes of scrotal swelling in a 13 mo can range from simple fluid accumulation to a hernia or worse.If it is the testis, an exam and testing if needed is appropriate to rule out something that can result in injury or loss of this structure. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to help with my 13 month old son's cold?

What are some natural remedies to help with my 13 month old son's cold?

Safest = no meds!: The best and safest and most natural remedy would be to aspirate his nasal passages with a nasal aspirator after putting in a few drops of Normal Saline nose drops into each nostril. Decongestants are too risky, especially for an infant. I also recommend a humidifier or vaporizer, with or without Vicks (eucalyptus). And of course the best remedy: tincture of time! ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons behind bad breath in a 13 month old child?

What are the possible reasons behind bad breath in a 13 month old child?

Vague: That is a tough question to answer without having some sort of history. Health of child, breathing issues, formula. I would call you pediatrician or dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 5 vials of blood to much to take from a 13 month old girl?

Need help. Is 5 vials of blood to much to take from a 13 month old girl?

Unlikely: There is plenty of reserve even in a child of this age and rapid redevelopment of blood lost in this way. I assume the vials are needed for a diagnostic work-up. There is no real risk to this. ...Read more

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Is 5 vials of blood too large of an amount to take from a 13 month old girl?

Is 5 vials of blood too large of an amount to take from a 13 month old girl?

Depends: Some vials would fill with 5 cc or more and some with 1 cc. Some "crickets" fill with a fraction of a cc. The average 13 mo would have an estimated blood volume of 650-700 cc, so filling the big tubes would take 4% of her blood, which i would consider a lot but necessary in rare circumstances.. The smaller tubes would be less than 1%(not important). Much depends on the reason for the draw. ...Read more

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How high of a fever needs emergency attention? 13 month old is running 103-105 temp.

How high of a fever needs emergency attention? 13 month old is running 103-105 temp.

Fever and illness: Fever is the body's response to infection. If your child seems listless, not taking fluids, peeing less than 4 diapers in 24 hrs, has bloody stool, is in pain- important to be evaluated asap. Lukewarm bath (never alcohol rub) can help comfort your baby. Check with you doctor if you need to give Ibuprofen or acetominophen. ...Read more

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13 month old with strep and ammonia. How can I get her to eat? Should i worry about being hospitalized?

13 month old with strep and ammonia. How can I get her to eat? Should i worry about being hospitalized?

Yes: If having strep throat infection and pneumonia as mentioned, and not getting enough food or fluids by mouth, needs to be seen by her pediatrician or in the er. ...Read more

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My 13 month old son takes Qualitest multi-vit with fluoride 1 ml a day .. what would happen if he has 2 doses in 1 day?

My 13 month old son takes Qualitest multi-vit with fluoride 1 ml a day .. what would happen if he has 2 doses in 1 day?

Nothing: He will urinate out the extra vitamins as long as it just happened one time. Don't Worry. ...Read more

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My 13 month old keeps rolling her eyes upward. Normally happens when in highchair.lasts about 2 seconds. What could it be?

My 13 month old keeps rolling her eyes upward. Normally happens when in highchair.lasts about 2 seconds. What could it be?

Eye rolling: I am concerned about her eyes rolling upward. These movements could be nothhing or they could be small seizures. I think it is important that you take her to your pediatrician with a video of the events. Most likely you will be referred to a pediatric neurologist. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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My 13 month old cries when I put him down and cries a lot and keeps putting his hands on his cheeks. This is relatively new?

My 13 month old cries when I put him down and cries a lot and keeps putting his hands on his cheeks. This is relatively new?

Possible teething?: This could be from teething, especially if the 1 year molars are coming in. I would recommend treating with Tylenol and if she is still crying, please see her pediatrician to rule out other causes, such as an ear infection. ...Read more

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Can I switch my 13 month old girl from milk formula to almond milk? We are not eager to give her regular milk and are wondering if it is safe to go wi

Can I switch my 13 month old girl from milk formula to almond milk? We are not eager to give her regular milk and are wondering if it is safe to go wi

Fine: Almond milk has additives that make it similar to bovine milk in protein/fat/carb and calcium. I see no problem with bovine milk as long as it is limited to 24 oz/day but almond milk is a good alternative. ...Read more

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