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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 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.

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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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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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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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 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 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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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 on the red areas. If the irritation persists, plan on seeing his pediatrician in the morning. ...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.Motrin,Aspirin or other similar drugs,history of gastritis or bleeding/clotting disorders.All the best. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more