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Light Coloured Stools In Children
My 10 y.O. Complais that its hard to get his stool out. Is there a childrens laxative to soften it?
No laxative: There is a huge difference between laxatives and stool softeners. First, increase the fiber in child's diet and how much water child drinks daily. If you have tried this and stool still hard, then stool softeners such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can be helpful. Steer clear of actual laxatives - these can cause more problems than they solve. ...Read more
Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?
Most often dietary: Most often just random event due to dietary changes - if chronic or have blood see your doctor. ...Read more
Frequent pasty stool in children
my 6 yr old grandaughter has had this ever since i can remember.
Along with white on her tongue, and bad breath.
Go see her doctor.: If it has been going on for a long time why are you concerned all of a sudden? She needs to be checked by her pediatrician to know if is a problem or not. When was the last time if ever that she saw her dentist for a checkup and tooth cleaning and Fluoride treatment? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: A lot of things, ranging from a minor viral syndrome to a more serious gastrointestinal disorder (colitis). Mucousy stools could be colitis, or inflammation of the colon. Is blood present in the stools? Bacterial colitis may require antibiotics. Call your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in stools had endoscope have gastritis have hernia will have colonoscopy in oct had last colonoscopy 4 year ago am anemic I am 61 years old under active thyroid 3 children had gall bladder out many years ago teated positive celiac disease in 2 test
Green stool: One time occurence probably from something you ate. ...Read more
First piece of stool that comes out sinks, next one floats. Normal coloured stool. What does this mean?
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