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Pink Mucus In Baby Stool
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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?
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!
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Milk intolerance: How is your child doing on goats milk? Hopefully better. Your child may be cows milk intolerant.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Hi I've noticed the last two days that I have pink stools. Not every time I go, not every piece and no mucus. What is it?
Food: Food/medicine may color your stool. You can bleed/ hemorrhoid also be a factor. Take a stool sample to your PMD and get checked to be safe.
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.
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.
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.
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