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Mucus in infant stool.....what can cause it besides allergy? Baby is on amino acid formula

Mucus in infant stool.....what can cause it besides allergy? Baby is on amino acid formula

Poor Digestion: For infants mucus in the stool suggest poor digestion. Depending on when you changed the formula the mucus in the still may still be there. Mucus without blood may not be a problem. Discuss this with your doctor if it persist. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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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?

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

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My 5 month old has had like 10 bowel moments a day for 2 weeks. Formula Feeding well and acting normal. Stool is semi formed but mucous. What should I?

My 5 month old has had like 10 bowel moments a day for 2 weeks. Formula Feeding well and acting normal. Stool is semi formed but mucous. What should I?

GI PROBLEM: I think that after two weeks of consistently unusual bowel movements, you should make an appointment to see your child's doctor. They may not have any specific recommendations or order any specific tests, but two weeks worth of symptoms would certainly justify a face to face examination. ...Read more

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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

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Should I be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

Should I be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

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

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12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

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

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My newborn is 3 weeks old today and formula fed. He has lots of mucus in his stool. Should this be a concern?

My newborn is 3 weeks old today and formula fed. He has lots of mucus in his stool. Should this be a concern?

Mgt: I think it would be helpful to have an inbox consultation. Based on your description, if the baby is otherwise well, it is unlikely to be a problem. If there are symptoms, a milk intolerance or allergy should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Baby has mucus in stool. Taking ranitidine and only drinks breast milk. No solids or formula. Could this be from ranitidine? Should he see a doctor?

Baby has mucus in stool. Taking ranitidine and only drinks breast milk. No solids or formula. Could this be from ranitidine? Should he see a doctor?

Need more info: Need more info such as age of infant. Mucus in stool can be due to many different things including infection. Follow up with doctor for definitive exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi my baby had some mucous in her stool an some appeared to be a little bit red should I worry about this? I'm combining formula and Brest feeding

Hi my baby had some mucous in her stool an some appeared to be a little bit red should I worry about this? I'm combining formula and Brest feeding

Most times harmless: Mucus and blood in the stool of a baby is harmless most of the time and if does not persist, requires no trearment.
Blood in stools can be from anal tear. Food allergies or an intestinal infection in a breast fed baby. Or can be from the from cracked nipple of the mother and blood has passed through the babys intestines.
If it persists the baby needs to be examined to rule out an anal tear/infection ...Read more

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My 10 day old baby has mucous like stools. Some with blood in it. It was suggested to remove dairy from my diet and supplement with formula for a day or two. When do I see improvement in stools?

My 10 day old baby has mucous like stools. Some with blood in it. It was suggested to remove dairy from my diet and supplement with formula for a day or two. When do I see improvement in stools?

Blood in Stool: Breast fed babies can have mucosy, seedy stools; it is normal. Blood in the stool needs confirmation. Swallowed blood from breast can cause darker bloody stools. Baby's stool needs to be tested- hemoccult test to see whether it is blood. Female child can have vaginal bleeding (withdrawl bleeding like menses, which is normal), can be confused as blood in stool. You should see improvement in 3-5 d. ...Read more

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10 week old exclusively breast-fed baby, started having frequent green stools with mucous, immediately after his 2 months vaccinations. Normal?

10 week old exclusively breast-fed baby, started having frequent green stools with mucous, immediately after his 2 months vaccinations. Normal?

Color changes in: Infants' stools as the intestine becomes colonized with new bacteriae, until they become "adult" brown. See pediatrician for green liquid stools, especially with fever, mucus can be benign, from swallowed saliva or mucus if he has a cold. If he is fretful, not feeding or gaining weight well, check for malabsorption or food allergy. It's very unlikely that immunizations are related in any way. ...Read more

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6 mos old bby. 3x watery stool today. Yesterday no stool. Only milk formula feeding. Is it nrmal?

6 mos old bby. 3x watery stool today. Yesterday no stool. Only milk formula feeding. Is it nrmal?

No: Is he is eating normally? No vomiting? Bring your baby to a pediatrician for eval. He is might developing stomach virus and need a close follow up. ...Read more

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My 2 month old has diaheria everytime he eats I switched formulas but even a week he still does it &now it looks like there is mucus in his stools?

My 2 month old has diaheria everytime he eats I switched formulas but even a week he still does it &now it looks like there is mucus in his stools?

Formula: I would recommend not switching formulas unless your child's doctor is aware as it may not help and it can be upsetting to an infants GI tract. If you child has had diarrhea and now mucous it could be is milk protein allergy or even an infectious process. I would suggest you sit down with your infant's doctor and discuss. ...Read more

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Think 2 yo is lactose intolerant. We used lactose free formula &pediasure. He gets mucus in stool now which may be re: milk. What should we try? Soy?

Think 2 yo is lactose intolerant. We used lactose free formula &pediasure. He gets mucus in stool now which may be re: milk. What should we try? Soy?

Lactose or no?: Pediasure is not lactose free, so if he was drinking that and tolerating it, I doubt he is completely lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance usually makes you gassy and crampy, not so much mucous in stool. This usually due to a protein intolerance if it is dietary in origin at all. If it is a protein sensitivity, then soy, almond or goats milk may be helpful. A peds GI doc may be really helpful! ...Read more

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My one year old baby is stooling and has mucus in it.?

Can be normal: Mucus in the stool can be a normal variant of healthy stool. Many infections can cause mucus as well but this is usually accompanied by diarrhea. If you notice that the mucus is continuous or it is associated with blood then take your baby to their primary care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is some bloody mucus in my babys stool?

What does it mean if there is some bloody mucus in my babys stool?

Not good: Blood and mucus in stools is an indicator of inflammation. This could be an infection or sign of allergy. Please take your baby to the doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 2 years old baby having black mucus stool?

Not normal: Black stools are not normal. While rarely a dietary cause may be found, most often black stools signify blood in the stools, blood that is coming from a little bit higher up in the GI tract. I would see your doctor soon to first check out if it is blood, and if so, find out why the child has this. ...Read more

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My 1 year old baby has some mucus and blood in her stool. What can this be?

My 1 year old baby has some mucus and blood in her stool. What can this be?

RECTAL BLEEDING: Rectal bleeding among the very young can be anal fissure, polyp, meckels diverticulum or infectious colitis. If persistent, get a GI spicialist. There are other causes not mentioned depending on examination. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now. ...Read more

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How do you treat a six-month-old baby with mucus and e. Coli in his stool?

How do you treat a six-month-old baby with mucus and e. Coli in his stool?

May be normal: E coli is normal in feces (how do you know the baby has e coli?) small amounts of mucus are also normal. If the baby has diarrhea, please consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi, My baby is 3 years and 7 months old. I got her stool exam result. It shows mucus present and Pus cells 5-7 HPF. Please let know what does thes...

Hi, My baby is 3 years and 7 months old. I got her stool exam result. It shows mucus present and Pus cells 5-7 HPF. Please let know what does thes...

Mucus and pus: Mucus and pus in the stool is non specific. Did the doctor also order stool culture and stool for ova and parasites? Is your child having diarrhea and/or abdominal pain? Is the doctor concerned about malabsorption, such as lactose intolerance or celiac disease. Does your child have anal fissures? If there are other tests please resubmit question. ...Read more

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Baby strains to poo. But there isn't any stool that comes out. Just mucus. Why does this happen?

Baby strains to poo. But there isn't any stool that comes out. Just mucus. Why does this happen?

Constipation: It is possible your baby is constipated. This is a very common thing that affects babies especially those on formula that contains iron. You can discuss with your doctor different home remedies including prune juice, suppositories, etc that are appropriate for your baby. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 5 month old baby passing greenish liquid stool with mucus?

What to do if I have a 5 month old baby passing greenish liquid stool with mucus?

Stool changes: Change in the color, consistency or frequency of stools in a child is cause for concern. The most common causes of diarrhea are viral infections, but bacterial & parasitic infections should also be considered. Occassionally, food intolerance will produce abnormal stools. Maintaining hydration, avoiding juices, and using BRAT diet should help. See you doctor for prolonged symptoms or if bloody ...Read more

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My baby recently started ranitidine for reflux. The medicine is helping him, but I noticed that he has mucus in his stool. Is this side effect of med?

My baby recently started ranitidine for reflux. The medicine is helping him, but I noticed that he has mucus in his stool. Is this side effect of med?

Stool mucus: The stool with mucus is probably from diet given rather than Raniditine for the GERD/reflux. No treatment is needed for this, just good hydration, water. Usually, with time, the gastric muscle strengthens and no reflux
continues. Welcome to health tap! ...Read more

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My baby girl is 2 weeks old and seems to strain when passing a stool, there is also slight pinkish mucus too. What could this be?

My baby girl is 2 weeks old and seems to strain when passing a stool, there is also slight pinkish mucus too. What could this be?

Need more info: If her stool is large or hard it could cause irritation or bleeding, if she is formula fed perhaps milk allergy or sensitivity, or if breast fed again milk allergy or other food sensitivity, this should be discussed with ur dr, bring a diaper to shpw. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months 3weeks old. Last day I gave her about 3spoon of lentils soup and she is 95% breastfeeding n rearly bottle feeding. Today she did dark green stool and seems like mucus in it n runny also? Isherwood did 2 times iinbetween 5 hours. Is I

My baby is 4 months 3weeks old. Last day I gave her about 3spoon of lentils soup and she is 95% breastfeeding n rearly bottle feeding. Today she did dark green stool and seems like mucus in it n runny also? Isherwood did 2 times iinbetween 5 hours. Is I

Infant feeding: Lentil is an excellent source of fiber and nutritious as well. It is harder to digest especially by a 4 mo. Current thinking is to start solid foods that are nutritious and easy to digest. Cereal is not necessarily the first food to give now. It has been found that meat
and /or vegetables are good to start with especially when baby is breastfed. The lentil caused the way her stools came out. ...Read more

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Can the flu vaccine booster cause mucus in my baby's stool?

Unlikely: There is no correlation between the injection of the flu vaccine and the content of the stool. ...Read more

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3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?

3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?

Not particularly: What you consider straining may just be baby dealing with the issue at hand. Weak belly muscles, needing to poop without sitting upright where gravity helps, and making any sound they want because they don't care what they sound like. Sounds pretty normal. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby started spitting up mucus 3 days ago and has yellow loose stool. He hasn't ran a fever yet, should I be worried?

My 9 month old baby started spitting up mucus 3 days ago and has yellow loose stool. He hasn't ran a fever yet, should I be worried?

Mucus: Your child has symptoms of a viral illness. Use saline nose drops for the mucus coming from the nose. For the loose stools stay on a bland diet consisting of rice, bananas, jello, apple sauce, clear soup, dry toast reduce milk and milk products. Us electrolyte replacement fluids to prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

Need more info: Do not know the age of the baby, what other symptoms may be present, whether she is feeding appropriately, sleeping too much, irritable, or other vital info. Strongly suggest that you take her asap and be seen by a doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on, or at least call and speak with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi my baby is 2 month the wight is 5 kgm in stool exam the mucous is positive what is mucous? What is reason? What is refer?

Mucous: Mucous in stool may be draining from the nasal area, and is of no concern. It could be due to inflammation from another source. Discuss it with his doctor to rule out any treatable conditions. ...Read more

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My 6 months old girl baby having semisolid mucous filled greeny stool...nearly 7 to 8 times a day. She is on home made food. She having cold also?

My 6 months old girl baby having semisolid mucous filled greeny stool...nearly 7 to 8 times a day. She is on home made food. She having cold also?

Mucous in stool: Not sure how long this is going on but mucous may indicate something going on and you should get baby checked for this ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months old. For the last 2days she has had mucous in her stool. No fever or any other symptoms of illness. Happy baby! What could it be?

My baby is 2 months old. For the last 2days she has had mucous in her stool. No fever or any other symptoms of illness. Happy baby! What could it be?

May be normal: At that age, infants are still developing proper bowel function and some bm's may look like there is mucous in them. Most commonly, they may look like mustardy, etc. As long as the baby is happy, playful, growing and you keep your appointments with your doctor, all should be well. If really concerned, bring you baby in for an appointment with his/her doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 12 week old baby had brown mucous in her loose stools. Is that normal?  

My 12 week old baby had brown mucous in her loose stools. Is that normal?  

Hard to tell: It would be unwise to interpret your baby's mucus solely without looking at the entire picture. You may need to provide more detail as to how else your baby is doing - fever, feeding routine, blood present in stool, presence of pain, change in urination etc.? Brown mucus w/out other symptoms, otherwise, may not be something to worry. ...Read more

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Is it Normal to pass constipated stool with mucous after rotavirus vaccine.2 months old baby.

Is it Normal to pass constipated stool with mucous after rotavirus vaccine.2 months old baby.

No: It is not normal for a 2 month-old baby to have firm, constipating stool before, during, or after a vaccination (the vaccination doesn't have anything to do with it). Constipation happens in babies sometimes, more often in formula-fed babies than in breast-fed ones. Because 0-3 months is very young, the doctor can check to be sure the baby is ok. Occasional glycerin suppository use can help. ...Read more

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8.5w post c-section, still waiting for period & just lost what looked exactly like my mucus plug. Formula feeding since bub was 4w. What's going on?

8.5w post c-section, still waiting for period & just lost what looked exactly like my mucus plug. Formula feeding since bub was 4w. What's going on?

Call your OB MD: It is impossible for any MD to speculate as to what the problem is without your detailed history and an examination. Give your OB MD a call and go see him/her. ...Read more

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