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Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My 7 wk old is breastfed and when i changed her diaper her poop was pea soup green. What could it be? Should i take her in to the dr? Is this normal?

Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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My 7 wk old is breastfed and when i changed her diaper her poop was pea soup green. What could it be? Should i take her in to the dr? Is this normal?

Normal !!!!!!: While usually the color is yellow, all of the yellows, oranges, greens, browns are normal colors for breast fed stools. The only colors to worry about are white, red and dark black (although purple with pink polka dots would be strange). Changes in color reflect your daughters maturing GI tract with the ability to change amount of bile in response to your diet. Relax and thanks for breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What does it mean when your stool is pea green?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What does it mean when your stool is pea green?

Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
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After wiping with toilet paper following a bowel movement, I found a green pea on the toilet paper, which made me wonder, do we get any benefit from veggies since they're not digested?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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After wiping with toilet paper following a bowel movement, I found a green pea on the toilet paper, which made me wonder, do we get any benefit from veggies since they're not digested?

Yes: The structure of CELLULOSE makes it impossible for us to break it down. It is what is called dietary fiber. Certainly it prevents constipation and allows gut movement to work better. Also, cholesterol sticks to it and fiber lowers cholesterol a bit. Furthermore, we don't know why but it is associated with better control of glucose in diabetes. Also, higher fiber intake is associated less cancer ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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Why does my 6.5yo poop out recognizable veggies? I slow her down to chew but see peas, carrots, spinach in stool 2 days later.

Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Why does my 6.5yo poop out recognizable veggies? I slow her down to chew but see peas, carrots, spinach in stool  2 days later.

Normal: Since humans do not have digesting enzyme for cellulose, it is not surprising to see intact corn or bean. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
16 years in practice
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6 weeks old with possible digestive problems hello I have a 6 week old baby and he has been vomiting every night and during the day as well he sweats a lot he is very gassy and and is very hard to burp sometimes he wont even burp at all his poop is a pea

Dr. Laura McMullen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
16 years in practice
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Vomiting : Vomiting in a six week old infant needs to be evaluated by a doctor promptly. It could be something common such as gastroesophageal reflux disease or it could be something more serious such as pyloric stenosis (a 6 week old boy is the prime age and gender for this). Either way, you should call his doctor and have him seen as soon as possible. Once he has been examined, your doctor will be able to give appropriate suggestions on how to treat him. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have 2 brown/blackish spots on my anus 1 is roughly the size of a pea & 1 is slightly smaller, it doesn't hurt at all but could u tell me what it is?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have 2 brown/blackish spots on my anus 1 is roughly the size of a pea & 1 is slightly smaller, it doesn't hurt at all but could u tell me what it is?

Need exam to dx: Unfortunately, you need an exam as diagnosing conditions such as skin lesions/dark spots can not truly be done over the computer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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About a week ago I noticed a tiny bump near my anus. I figured it was nothing. Now it has grown to a pea-sized bump and I'm concerned. What is this?

Dr. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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About a week ago I noticed a tiny bump near my anus. I figured it was nothing. Now it has grown to a pea-sized bump and I'm concerned. What is this?

Hard to say: Looking at it is necessary for a diagnosis. It could be a hemorrhoid or a furuncle, or an anal wart. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
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Pinkinsh bump on anus, does not hurt, very soft when touched, size like of a small pea,what should i do?

Dr. Ayisha Gani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Pinkinsh bump on anus, does not hurt, very soft when touched, size like of a small pea,what should i do?

Hemorrhoids: If it does not get progressively bigger most probably you have internal and external hemorrhoids, usually does not hurt, but can get painful when inflamed or blood clot happens in them, as long as does not bother, no need to worry, just keep the bowel regular and avoid constipation, if bothers needs to be treated medically or surgically. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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What exactly does it mean when you have a pea sized bump around your anus?

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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What exactly does it mean when you have a pea sized bump around your anus?

Probably a : Small external hemorrhoid and shoud go away on its own in 7-10 days. Avoid constipation and diarrhea and straining, soak in warm water for 15-20 minutes, no more. If increased pain, swelling or bleeding see a colorectal surgeon for an office surgery. ...Read more

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