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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How many times a day should my toddler poop?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How many times a day should my toddler poop?

It varies: From every other day to after every meal. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Toddler pooping 3 times a day, should I be concerned?

Dr. Cornelia Franz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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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?

Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Toddler 2 years old is withholding poop. Started this issue late august. Using milk of magnesia a few times a week to help. Diet is full if fibre.

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Toddler 2 years old is withholding poop. Started this issue late august. Using milk of magnesia a few times a week to help. Diet is full if fibre.

see details: Do not use milk of magnesia in a 2 year ago, especially so frequently. The issue needs to be evaluated. See your pediatrician and stop self-treating the child before you make matters much worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Faiz Shakir
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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

Dr. Faiz Shakir
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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

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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Dr. Katharine Cox
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How often should a toddler poop?

Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Toddler is 5 normal poop and it was bright green what could cause this?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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Toddler witholding poop?

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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Toddler witholding poop?

If related to : starting toilet training,put him back in diapers till his doctor gets him "cleaned out" & on Miralax 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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Dr. Mark Patterson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Mark Patterson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

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 on the red areas. If the irritation persists, plan on seeing his pediatrician in the morning. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My toddler just pooped black almost muddy poop. My husband said it looks like she ate ink or dirt.

Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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.Motrin,Aspirin or other similar drugs,history of gastritis or bleeding/clotting disorders.All the best. ...Read more

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