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Pasty Stool Causes
My 2 year old daughter has swallowed a lot of gum over the past 2 weeks could that be what cause her stomach to hurt and pasty stool?
Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more
Yes, but: Amount of stool does depend on how much food you eat, but also on how much fiber there is in your stool. In the healthiest cultures that eat large amounts of dietary fiber and have the lowest rates of colon cancer and bowel disorders, they poop at least 5-6 times a day!. Our western diets don't come near that, so pooping more is nothing to frown at! ...Read more