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What does blue stool in children mean?

What does blue stool in children mean?

Ate something: Or drank something blue. That would be the most likely cause. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more


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What causes grey colored stool in children?

Food: The stool color is determined by the germs that live in the intestine and the foods and colors eaten. Gray is ok. ...Read more

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My 10 y.O. Complais that its hard to get his stool out. Is there a childrens laxative to soften it?

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

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Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?

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

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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.

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 more

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What cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children ?

What cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children 
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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 more

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First piece of stool that comes out sinks, next one floats. Normal coloured stool. What does this mean?

First piece of stool that comes out sinks, next one floats. Normal coloured stool. What does this mean?

Normal stools.: It means nothing. Please don't stress yourself out on trivial matters like this. Just take it easy. ...Read more

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I have stomache pains radiating to the back and light coloured stools. What does this indicate?

I have stomache pains radiating to the back and light coloured stools. What does this indicate?

Could be serious: The combination of symptoms you described could be a sign of pancreatic cancer (especially if you have dark=colored urine too). Although you are young for it, please see your doc just to be sure it is not something serious. ...Read more