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My daughter poops very little hard balls. What can I give her to make her poop softer?

My daughter poops very little hard balls. What can I give her to make her poop softer?

Fluid, fruits, veg,: Try fluids, fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes. Not helping or worse-see doc. ...Read more

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What baby foods cause constipation? My daughter has been pooping little balls throughout the day instead of going once. Plz help. She's 7mo.

What baby foods cause constipation? My daughter has been pooping little balls throughout the day instead of going once. Plz help. She's 7mo.

Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter is 10 months and she been having hard stools (balls)she cries bc it's hard to pass stool what can I give her to make her stool soft?

Hi my daughter is 10 months and she been having hard stools (balls)she cries bc it's hard to pass stool what can I give her to make her stool soft?

Increase fluids: Most important to intermittent constipation is to make sure the child is getting plenty of fluids. At 10 months, can add a few ounces of water to daily formula intake, and if stools are harder than normal, a few ounces of juice can be added from a cup as well. Don't get into habit of juice from a bottle. Add extra fiber into diet. If persists, talk to doc about what meds may help, like miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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3 year old daughter goes days without pooping. What can I do to help her consgipation? Are there any foods or drinks I can give her?

3 year old daughter goes days without pooping. What can I do to help her consgipation? Are there any foods or drinks I can give her?

Evaluation/Rx: The natural loseners in apple or prune juice can often loosen a kid some but it takes several days. Avoiding rice cereal, bananas, apple sauce & other foods that firm stools is also helpful. Your doc may need to eval the kid for stool retention issues & may recommend stool wetting agents like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) used for an extended period. ...Read more

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My daughter is 9 months and she can't poop what should I give her?

My daughter is 9 months and she can't poop what should I give her?

CONSTIPATION: If breastfeeding, continue, give more water, increase fiber in the diet like more vegetable, oatmeal cereal, prune juice 3 ounces x2/.
If formula fed, may try whey protein containing one e.g. Garber good start; this will increase the bulk of stool, make stool mooshy.
If doesn't help, give MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 1 teaspoonful twice daily mixed with 6-8 ounces of formula, then may continue once daily as needed. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter had contipation once and it hurt her to go and now she will hopd it till only a little bit comes out what she only poops about a tablespoon at a time she will fight to keep from going

My 3 year old daughter had contipation once and it hurt her to go and now she will hopd it till only a little bit comes out what she only poops about a tablespoon at a time she will fight to keep from going

We: We call this "stool withholding" and your daughter's scenario is very common in potty-training aged kids. The best way to treat this problem is to soften her stools for a few weeks so that pooping doesn't hurt. Eventually, she will get used to the fact that it doesn't hurt to poop and will be more willing to go. The initial problem is typically treated with a medication stool softener such as polyethylene glycol to soften the stool from the inside to make passing it less painful. You should call her pediatrician to discuss proper dosing and a plan.

In the long run, a healthy, natural way to keep stools soft is to make sure your child is well-hydrated and eats plenty of fiber. Having her drink a glass of prune or pear juice every day can help with regularity. You may have to give a dose of polyethylene glycol here and there to keep her regular, but hopefully, you'll get to a good balance where using a stool softener is a "once-in-a-while" occurance. ...Read more

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I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and she cant poop. Is there anything I could give her to help??

I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and she cant poop. Is there anything I could give her to help??

Diet and water: Try to give her plenty of water, fruits and veggies. Prune juice and oatmeal can also help. If she develops abdominal pain and looks sick please take her to her Pediatric provider. ...Read more

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My 9 month old daughter is having a hard time pooping and her doctor will not see her till the 14th. Tthis has been going on for 2 weeks. What should I do?

My 9 month old daughter is having a hard time pooping and her doctor will not see her till the 14th. Tthis has been going on for 2 weeks. What should I do?

Constipation: Give her lots of water and lots of fruits and vegetables. Prunes and prune juice have a good reputation for treating constipation for a reason. If she seems uncomfortable, you may need more aggressive treatment. You can try giving her a glycerine suppository rectally. That will probably do the trick. ...Read more

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When my 6 year old daughter poops, it's bloody, & it's very firm. It's been like this for almost 4 days. Why? & should I be worried? Thank you!

When my 6 year old daughter poops, it's bloody, & it's very firm. It's been like this for almost 4 days. Why? & should I be worried? Thank you!

Constipation.: Hard stools can cause streaks of blood on the stool, if it is dripping blood or mixed with mucous it is more concerning. I would see the doctor soon. You can try more fruits, vegetables and more liquids like apple juice to soften the stool. ...Read more

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My 25 day old daughter is not pooping since 3 days. She is on breastfeed. I am giving her colic aid drops (6)since 1 week. Can this b the reason?

My 25 day old daughter is not pooping since 3 days. She is on breastfeed. I am giving her colic aid drops (6)since 1 week. Can this b the reason?

Define constipation: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about, often fatigue. The drops likely have nothing to do with it. Most are similar to a mild dilute soap. ...Read more

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What makes your poop black? My daughter called me this morning said my 18 month old grandson has a little bit of red blood in his poo and the poo is soft & black, he does not have a fever but has had diahareah on and off over the last couple days

What makes your poop black? My daughter called me this morning said my 18 month old grandson has a little bit of red blood in his poo and the poo is soft & black, he does not have a fever but has had diahareah on and off over the last couple days

Hematochezia: Hematochezia is the presence of bright red or maroon colored blood in the stool which generally suggests intestinal bleeding from a large intestine source, while melena, which is the black, tarry stool, often foul smelling is associated with an upper intestinal source. In a pediatric patient, the causes for intestinal bleeding include: gastroenteritis (a viral or bacterial infection, generally self-limited), intusscusception (which is an involution of the small intestine on itself and presents with), meckel's diverticulum (which is an abnormal outpouching of stomach lining in the intestine which is prone to ulceration), intestinal malrotation (which presents with recurrent abdominal pain, distention and vomiting) and polyps. If the child is having significant pain, gastrointestinal symptoms or significant bleeding, this should be considered a medical emergency and should be seen emergently. ...Read more

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I gave my daughter half a glycerin suppository she is 7 months old I haven't seen much poop yet should I give her another half?

Constipation: The first question is weather your infant has constipation considering the frequency of bowel movements vary from 6-7 per day to one every 6-7 days. But it's true that your baby is constipated, giving another dose 12 hrs later should be OK ...Read more

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Daughter says after pooping there was a small clump of blood seprate from the stool and she is just at the end of her period but no blood on tissue?

Daughter says after pooping there was a small clump of blood seprate from the stool and she is just at the end of her period but no blood on tissue?

Source of blood: If you feel that she has blood in her stool or bleeding from her anus or rectum then it is important that she see her pediatrician for evaluation. Since she was on her period it may be that she expelled blood from her vagina. I don't think we can determine the source online. ...Read more

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4yr old daughter had been constipated I was told to give an enema she had lrg watery bm w/some firm stool, is she clear out&should I give miralax (polyethylene glycol) tom

4yr old daughter had been constipated I was told to give an enema she had lrg watery bm w/some firm stool, is she clear out&should I give miralax (polyethylene glycol) tom

Constipation Rx: The general rule of toddler treatment is to provide a wetting agent like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) & aggressively manage past stooling issues for twice the duration of the constipation or 6mo, whichever is least. A clean out of large bm followed by some watery material does not mean the work is done. The baloon like lower bowel needs time to shrink back to normal & staying as empty as possible will help that. ...Read more

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My five year old daughter has had problems with her bowel movement. After giving her several laxitives like prunes and milk of magnesia she has increased bowel movement. A lot of bowel movement and a little bit of blood was in the excrement. Should I ta

My five year old daughter has had problems with her bowel movement. After giving her several laxitives like prunes and milk of magnesia she has increased bowel movement. A lot of bowel movement and a little bit of blood was in the excrement. Should I ta

Occasionally,: Occasionally, the passing of a large, hard stool can cause a small tear in the anus. You may see a small amount of blood on the outside of the stool from the tear.

The best way to treat this is to continue using stool softeners for the next week to avoid another hard stool re-tearing the area while it heals. Sitz baths and good hygiene are also very helpful. You should give her doctor a call also, to discuss her constipation and create a prevention plan to avoid this problem in the future.

Reasons to go to the er would be:
- continued bleeding
- profuse bleeding
- severe abdominal pain
- high fever
- if the child is acting very ill. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 months and she is teething but she is pooping white is that something to be worried about?

My daughter is 11 months and she is teething but she is pooping white is that something to be worried about?

Stool pattern: Stool pattern in infants can vary in terms of frequency, color and consistency. A different colored stool (white) is not alarming, but if it is consistently grey/white; child should be seen bh pediatrician. Liver bile production/recirculation colors stool and constant grey stools may indicate a problem in this system. ...Read more

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My 2wk old daughter did not poop the whole day. Should I worry about it? Thanks

My 2wk old daughter did not poop the whole day. Should I worry about it? Thanks

If they act sick: A baby who is eager to feed and stays in their usual pattern is usually fine. Breast fed babies can have a little poo each feed or a big blowout every 7-10 days. If the belly is soft and baby happy, give it some time. ...Read more

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My daughter had green poop this morning. It was normal yesterday. Should I be worried.

My daughter had green poop this morning. It was normal yesterday. Should I be worried.

Green poop: No need to worry at all as long as it is not diarrhea, it is ok. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has been having very runny poop for like a month off and on what should I do!?

My daughter has been having very runny poop for like a month off and on what should I do!?

See your physician: Watery stool for a month needs an evaluation by a physician expert in the care of children. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4 years old and she can hold her poop for 4~5 days, I can't make her go. What should I do? . please help.

My daughter is 4 years old and she can hold her poop for 4~5 days, I can't make her go. What should I do? . please help.

Stool saver: Give her a teaspoon of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in her food at supper time. Each morning, put her on the toilet. You may have to titrate the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) for maximum effect ...Read more

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My daughter is having problems going poop I have tried a lot it has been this way cents the day she was born and she is 1 year?

Reduce milk: Cut down on her milk and ilk products in her diet limit her intake to 16-20 ounces. Increase her fruits and vegetables and whole grain cereals. ...Read more

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My 16 mth daughter ate sprouts in morning & it came out in poop as is in evning. She poops 3-4 tms and I feel whatever I feed comes out. Am I feed rt?

My 16 mth daughter ate sprouts in morning & it came out in poop as is in evning. She poops 3-4 tms and I feel whatever I feed comes out. Am I feed rt?

Feeding problem: Finding food in the stool that was previously eaten and in its original form just means that your toddler was not able to digest the sprouts.
Please consult the pediatrician about that you want your baby to try or causes as to why he has problem digesting. It could be a form of malabsorption.. Other than some fresh fruits, most foods should be cooked. ...Read more

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My daughter is 8 and complaining of stomach cramps and pooping green?

She might: Be coming down with stomach virus.Avoid milk products till stools are firmer. She can have soy or lactose free milk. Chicken broth are always good and follow the brat diet for now. May need anti-diarrheal medicine for comfort. If severe. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 months and screams while pooping I've tried everything I can think of what should I do?

My daughter is 2 months and screams while pooping I've tried everything I can think of what should I do?

See pediatrician: Water is not recommended by aap for the 2 month old child. I urge you to get a proper professional evaluation for her discomfort first. ...Read more

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Daughter says hurts after poops and has dilated aorta, is that a symptom?

Daughter says hurts after poops and has dilated aorta, is that a symptom?

Poops: There is no connection between a dilate aorta. I would look for other canuses like passing a hard stool if your child is constipated. Or does she have a rectal fissure? Have evaluated by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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