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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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Toddler pooping 3 times a day, should I be concerned?

Toddler pooping 3 times a day, should I be concerned?

Not really: Most likely related to diet. Lots of fruits, especially fruits that begin with a "p" will make you poop. Too much juice will also make us poop frequently as can food allergies- two most prominent being dairy and gluten. Your child sounds normal to me. ...Read more

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My toddler poop 3 times today she usually just goes once, not watery though. She had a few days on antibiotics last week?

My toddler poop 3 times today she usually just goes once, not watery though. She had a few days on antibiotics last week?

Increased stooling: There are many causes of increased stooling. It is possible the antibiotic changed her bowel flora and is responsible. Continue to monitor her stools and focus on extra fluids, particularly those containing electrolytes. It may be as simple as a change in her diet. If the frequency increases or there is blood in her stool see her doctor. ...Read more

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toddler blood in stool, not visible blood by test, doing another one abdominal pain diareah at times what could cause this how long does test take

toddler blood in stool, not visible blood by test, doing another one abdominal pain diareah at times what could cause this how long does test take

See gi doc: could be cow-milk protein allergy or inflammatory bowel but not enough info provided to know for sure. best to have him see a pediatric GI. ...Read more

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How often should a toddler poop?

How often should a toddler poop?

Variable: On average 1-2 a day but may be less or more. Insure the stool is normal and there is proper growth. All the best. ...Read more

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Toddler is 5 normal poop and it was bright green what could cause this?

Toddler is 5 normal poop and it was bright green what could cause this?

Green is OK: Poo can run the color spectrum from very dark green thru lighter greens to yellows then brown.It all depends on the action of gut germs that convert the very dark bile to lighter shades over time. Geen = less time in the system. ...Read more

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Toddler witholding poop?

Toddler witholding poop?

If related to : starting toilet training,put him back in diapers till his doctor gets him "cleaned out" & on Miralax (polyethylene glycol) with soft stools at least every other day for ~ 2 months. If toilet trained, use a stool like the " Little Looster" to prop his feet so his knees are flexed > 90 degrees. Put him on the toilet for 15 minutes, 15 minutes after supper. Let him blow bubbles, color, etc. Do attend to it ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a toddler to have yellow poop?

Is it normal for a toddler to have yellow poop?

Can be: 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. ...Read more

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What causes green poop in 2 year old toddler stress?

What causes green poop in 2 year old toddler stress?

Pooh color...: Pooh comes in many colors depending on age and diet. Green is not a problem. The color can change based on the child's diet. Bright red or dark red/black pooh would be of concern as this is a sign of milk allergy. Iron can change the color of pooh to black which is not a problem. As the child is well green is no problem. It is not related to stress as long as there is no diarrhea stomach pain. ...Read more

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My toddler just pooped black almost muddy poop. My husband said it looks like she ate ink or dirt.

My toddler just pooped black almost muddy poop. My husband said it looks like she ate ink or dirt.

Black stools should: b checked for blood.Take a specimen in for testing.Other things that cause dark stools are peptobismal,spinich,beets. Risks for blood in stool are prolonged use of Advil (ibuprofen).Motrin,Aspirin or other similar drugs,history of gastritis or bleeding/clotting disorders.All the best. ...Read more

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My toddler has always had poop that looks like what he ate, mushed up basically.not anemic, high on height and weight charts. Can this just be him?

My toddler has always had poop that looks like what he ate, mushed up basically.not anemic, high on height and weight charts. Can this just be him?

Yes: How many times a day does he stool? Any blood in the stool? Any abdominal pain? Also you mentioned that his growth chart is good and the physician has no worries. It sounds like it "could just be him". As long as he has no other symptoms and he is growing well there is no need to worry about the consistency of his stools. ...Read more

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My toddler ate curried rice with green onions & stir fried vegetables with ginger.His balls became red after poop & painful on touch.What should I do?

My toddler ate curried rice with green onions & stir fried vegetables with ginger.His balls became red after poop & painful on touch.What should I do?

Possible irritation: Poop can often be very irritating to the skin. If the redness is limited to his scrotum following his poop, that is probably the cause. I would wash him with mild soap and water and use a moisture barrier such as vaseline or desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on the red areas. If the irritation persists, plan on seeing his pediatrician in the morning. ...Read more

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What's the color of cystic fibrosis poop/stool in toddler?

What's the color of cystic fibrosis poop/stool in toddler?

Should be normal: For someone with cystic fibrosis who has known pancreatic insufficiency, treatment with pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy should lead to normalization of stool consistency & frequency. For untreated patients, CF related malabsorption causes bulky, frothy, oily, exceptionally foul smelling stools that are more frequent and loose/watery (diarrhea-like). There is no characteristic color in CF pts. ...Read more

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Is it safe for toddler to eat his poop. He ripped his diaper off and went away and pooped. I don't know if he ingested any.

Is it safe for toddler to eat his poop. He ripped his diaper off and went away and pooped. I don't know if he ingested any.

He'll be OK: While we certainly don't condone this practice, it is likely not going to hurt him. The bacteria in poop are in your gut anyway. Just make sure you brush his teeth well tonight as these bacteria are not usually in your mouth. ...Read more

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2yr old toddler's poop soft & dark. she ate dark choc cake & had antibiotic injections last week. Normally her poop is hard. y is her poop soft &dark?

2yr old toddler's poop soft & dark. she ate dark choc cake & had antibiotic injections last week. Normally her poop is hard. y is her poop soft &dark?

Many variables: It could be related to the antibiotics as they may have changed the homeostasis of the GI tract. Color may be related to color of foods eaten recently ...Read more

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Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated. ?

Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated. ?

Fermentation: The longer stool stays in the large intestine, the more time bacteria have to make products of fermentation (methane, sulfur compounds, carbon dioxide.) Encourage your toddler to eat more fiber.. Fresh fruit are good sources that toddlers generally like. Also probiotics like active culture yogurt and Activia may help. Consult your pediatrician about other treatment for constipation. ...Read more

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Toddler has black specks in poop. Sometimes constipated. Rest of stool brown. Hemocult neg. Few months ago. Could it be blood still? Eats normally.

Would watch and wait: If hemocult is neg and he is doing well, obviously you have checked with your doctor too. It is likely some undigested food particles and i would watch for now. ...Read more

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