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Moderate Fat Globules In Infants Stool
My 3 years old kid has few fat globules in his stool exam. Watery stool. Is this a serious problem? What it means?
Fat in stool: Fecal fat generally speaking may indicate a malabsorption problem. However this is usually with large quantities of fat in stool. It's concerning if associated with weight-loss or foul smelling stool that floats. If the symptoms are transient and very few globules are found, it probably doesn't require any acute treatment. Your doctor may monitor the child for weight changes or do a stool study. ...Read more
Hello, my 3 year old has fat globules present in the routine stool test. What should be done? I can also forward the lab report.
Stool testing: Is not a routine test. The reason for the test may help sort out the significance of the finding. Recommend you schedule an in person consult to address this. ...Read more
Stool test said extra fat globules. IBS&overweight (dont think I have malabsorbtion?).21yrs. Stool usually brown sometimes lighter/darker but nth weird
It does not appear that you have a serious health issue. It would be beneficial to lose weight, easier said than done.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
+fat globules in stool.21 yrs. Pcos&IBS. But I gain weight completely normal&I'm actually overweight. Could this be bc I have too much fat in my diet?
Stool fat: Increase in stool fat may be due to some degree of malabsorption which may be related to ibs and rapid transit if intestinal contents through the intestinal tract, but may also be due to gluten intolerance or biliary tract or pancreatic insufficiency. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Appropriate tests and diet will be ordered. ...Read more
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more
Common germ in poo: E.coli is a common stool germ. Its presence in the poo is expected. There are pathogenic (bad) strains of E.coli but this would be reported separately. ...Read more
How fed????: A breast fed infant may stool a bit every feeding or an overflow diaper once a week. If it is soft it is not constipation. If formula fed, the pattern is more likely to be a few daily or at least every other day. If stools are soft & baby feeds well & plays, there is no reason to be concerned. If a poor feeder & not wetting diapers at least every 6 hours, I would have her checked. ...Read more
Greasy vs. Mucusy?: Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) vs mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or irritable bowel syndrome)? Need tests. ...Read more
What would blood look like in 5 month old infants stool. My sons stool was really black. Should I be worried?
See below: Black stool (like tar) is evidence of bleeding above the ligament of treitz which is in the area of the duodenum. This can mean bleeding that was affected by the acid of the stomach turning the blood from red to black. There are other reasons why the stool may look black that are harmless, so get seen by you pediatrician and bring a sample of the stool to be tested for blood (a guiac test). ...Read more
Is it normal for a 3 mth old infant to hold his stools inside while he sleeps and only pass motion when he wakes up after 8-10 hrs?
Yes: This is fine and totally harmless.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal for infants & toddlers to have greenish stool first after diarhea that turns into yellowish later on i.e it is a part of recovery.
Pretty common: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more
Blood in stool:
If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based).
Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read more
What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?
Varies some: Most develop regular stooling at a frequency of 1 or more daily. Color varies through shades of green to yellow to brown. ...Read more
What are some reasons for an infant to have mucousy stool? He's 3 1/2 months old and I've only noticed it once so far, but its making me nervous!
Depends: Once only may be of little or no consequence, particularly if there are no other symptoms. If it becomes a repeated observation, get it checked out. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me if the Enfamil Reguline "ready to feed" infant formula designed for softer stools has a bitter taste?
When should infants go back to normal diet after recovering fm dierehea viral, bacterial, or amoebic? Is it when stool firms up again.
Varies: Regardless of cause of Diarrhoea the decision to start regular food depends if there is associated fever, nausea &, vomiting. In the vast number of cases I find only Diarrhoea with minimal discomfort. Therefore I usually advise that the child be given normal foods in smaller amounts more frequently. It has been found that normal food leads to less nutritional imbalance & quicker healing. ...Read more
My 1 month old infant has bright orange liquid stools that are foul smelling and can't go without me taking his temperature rectally every 5-6 days.
See Doctor: Some sensitivity to the milk, may need tests on stools and change in milk. ...Read more
Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you
Can Pedialyte and water be used for infant constipation? My 7 wk old has hard stools and pain since switching to AR formula for reflux.
I changed the formula on my 3month old from enfamil infant to enfamil a.R he passes stools 5 times a day now: yellow thicker w/ mucus is that normal?
Yes: The difference between the two formulas is that the ar contains a rice starch to "thicken" the formula a bit so that the baby doesn't spit up as much. This can increase fiber content in the stool, making the stools a bit thicker. 5 poops a day for a 3 month old is totally normal. Babies poop a lot! ...Read more
Why mucous in infant stools sometimes accompanied by tiny blood strains. My baby is almost 5 months old. We have switched to goat milk one month ago.
My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?
Laxative: Movical is a laxative and depending on the dose will cause loose stools if dose is higher than needed. The medication should not affect the color of her stools, so if they look really unusually pale, it could be related to either dietary change or decrease in bile from the liver. If she has dark urine or abdominal pain, she should be seen. ...Read more
Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery?
Amoeba Shmomoeba...: Think about it this way: Whatever is causing the diarrhea, an infant is very sensitive to fluid loss, and other losses too. So if it has been excessive and persistent and the baby won't take enough fluids by mouth to compensate for the losses (dry mouth, decreased tears and urine volume, acting cranky and tired), it's time to see a doctor. Let him figure out the cause, whether amoeba or just a virus ...Read more
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