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My friends son hasn't had a poo in 4 weeks?

My friends son hasn't had a poo in 4 weeks?

Get him help...: "normal" bowel frequency in america ranges (in a bell-curve distribution) from 3/day to 1/3-4 days. Your friend's son is clearly outside the bell curve. Lots of possibilities here, particularly based on the age of the child. If the history is accurate, then at the very least a physical exam with digital rectal check & a belly x-ray will likely be performed so appropriate treatment can be offered. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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My premmie hasn't done a poo since yesterday night should I be worried?

My premmie hasn't done a poo since yesterday night should I be worried?

Baby Poo...: If your child is not hot, not lethargic, not exhibiting any sign of abdominal pain then this may just be normal for now. If the child is irritable, hot, or lethargic they may need to be seen urgently. ...Read more

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My 19 month old hasn't been for a poo in 2 days should I give her anything?

My 19 month old hasn't been for a poo in 2 days should I give her anything?

Can Wait: If she is not overly cranky or fussy, you can wait a bit. More fiber such as prune or pear juice should help. ...Read more

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My 2weeks baby hasn't poop. Is it normal?

My 2weeks baby hasn't poop. Is it normal?

Poop in 2 wk old: Sometimes this happens for a short time. Are you breast feeding? If poop does not come soon, then call your pediatrician to report this. ...Read more

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My 3 year old hasn't gone poop in 5 days. What should I do? He has never done this before.

My 3 year old hasn't gone poop in 5 days. What should I do? He has never done this before.

Let Pediatrician kno: You can start by letting your pediatrics know. You can try an enema if you know how to do it and have experience. Otherwise make sure your child gets lots of fluids to drink. Let your pediatrician know so that a regimen of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or some plan is started to keep bowels soft. ...Read more

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My son is 6 days old today and hasn't pooped since 6 am. It is now 2:55 pm and still nothing. Should I be concerned? What can I do to help him poop?

My son is 6 days old today and hasn't pooped since 6 am. It is now 2:55 pm and still nothing. Should I be concerned? What can I do to help him poop?

Poop: If you are breast feeding your baby may have a stool with each feeding, go once. Dy orcn go as long as a week without pooping. This is all very normal. It would appear that your infant is acting perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Have a month old nb on soy formula hasn't pooped in 2 days it was hard anything to do for him to soften and get him to poop?

Have a month old nb on soy formula hasn't pooped in 2 days it was hard anything to do for him to soften and get him to poop?

Soy troubles: Constipation can be a common occurrence with soy formulas. You may want to discuss alternatives with the pediatrician, but in the meantime infant glycerin suppositories may help. ...Read more

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My newborn hasn't pooped in 24 hours and he used to poop almost every changing, should we be concerned?

My newborn hasn't pooped in 24 hours and he used to poop almost every changing, should we be concerned?

No: As long as he is comfortable and has no other symptoms, such as vomiting and abdominal distention with firmness, he is likely OK. He may also continue to pass some gas. There is a huge variation in what is considered normal stooling frequency. All the best. ...Read more

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My one month old baby hasn't pooped in 2 days s there anything I could do or give him to help him poop?

My one month old baby hasn't pooped in 2 days s there anything I could do or give him to help him poop?

May not be necessary: If your baby is breastfed and feeding well, urinating normally, and acting well, it can be normal to skip a few days before stooling. If your baby is formula fed, it is a little less usual to skip days, but can still happen. Generally, it would be recommmended to wait. However if your baby seems uncomfortable, not feeding, urinating less, or you are concerned, you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I haven't pooped in several days. I tryed chocolate laxitive and suppository and hasn't helped. What else can I try? I normally poop every day

I haven't pooped in several days. I tryed chocolate laxitive and suppository and hasn't helped. What else can I try? I normally poop every day

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): If you are otherwise healthy, try miralax (polyethylene glycol) once. If that is not helpful, see an MD and review any diet changes, medications you have taken, including vitamins, and consider getting your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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How can I help my 3 week old poop? I breastfeed, and hasn't pooped since yesterday evening.

How can I help my 3 week old poop? I breastfeed, and hasn't pooped since yesterday evening.

Don't help, he's ok: Not all babies poop every time you breastfeed, in fact, the normal range for a stooling interval is anywhere from a few hrs, to weekly!! Try not to fixate on how long it's been since the last poop, rather give it a few days, and if nothing is happening, a tsp or 2 of Karo corn syrup in the bottle should loosen up the stool to allow regular pooping. ...Read more

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15 days old newborn only defecates through rectal stimulation. She used to poop without help last week. She hasn't pooped without help for 3 days.?

15 days old newborn only defecates through rectal stimulation. She used to poop without help last week. She hasn't pooped without help for 3 days.?

Breast feeding: Infants that are exclusively breast fed may not have a Bowel movement every day. If this is not the case, please have your Baby examined. Rectal stimulation required to have a Bowel Movement is not normal or desirable. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding mask malabsorption issues. My seventeen month old child's poop has lots of undigested food in it also hasn't gained weight in months?

Can breastfeeding mask malabsorption issues. My seventeen month old child's poop has lots of undigested food in it also hasn't gained weight in months?

Can't tell for sure: But this is a serious issue which should be evaluated by your pediatrician because malnutrition may permanently impact your child's life. It does sound like that he has a digestive disorder. ...Read more

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Is creamy like peanut butter poop normal for 3 month old baby who hasn't pooped in a week but normally does every other day & more loose?

Is creamy like peanut butter poop normal for 3 month old baby who hasn't pooped in a week but normally does every other day & more loose?

Probably OK: It is not unusual for babies to have change in stool pattern as they grow.. Also, it is normal for breastfed babies to have longer periods of time with no stools. Breast milk is the perfect baby food, thus there is less "waste" so to speak. If the baby's stomach is not distended, and he has a large soft stool infrequently this is not constipation requiring intervention. OK if bottle fed too. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I saw dry blood in my stool. I'm under 50, and this hasn't happened before. If it is cancer, will It bleed every time I go poo?

I'm not sure if I saw dry blood in my stool. I'm under 50, and this hasn't happened before. If it is cancer, will It bleed every time I go poo?

See below: If you are 19, it is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer. Even with cancer, blood is not always present in the stool. At your next visit to you doctor you discuss the issue.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My baby cries before passing gass. Usually poop 5-6x a day, now hasn't poop since 2 days ago after I gave him massage in the stomach. Wrong massage??

My baby cries before passing gass. Usually poop 5-6x a day, now hasn't poop since 2 days ago after I gave him massage in the stomach. Wrong massage??

Coincidental massage: It is highly unlikely that the massage had any effect on the stooling and the change in stool pattern is more likely related to diet change or intake, especially after switiching from breast milk to formula or addition of solids. ...Read more

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My premmie feels warmer than normal and hasn't done a poo since yesterday. He isn't sweating or distressed just feels warmer. My temp gauge isso broke?

My premmie feels warmer than normal and hasn't done a poo since yesterday. He isn't sweating or distressed just feels warmer. My temp gauge isso broke?

Thermometer: Digital thermometer is cheap, and available at almost any grocery or drug store. Preemies have very little reserves. Check temp or go to er to get baby checked. ...Read more

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No feeling of need to poop most days for past couple mths drinking fiber hasn't helped much I eat healthy and exercise regularly?

No feeling of need to poop most days for past couple mths drinking fiber hasn't helped much I eat healthy and exercise regularly?

I note that: You have HYPO-thyroidsm....I think you could benefit from a thyroid blood test and possible adjustment of your dosage! Low thyroid function is associated with Constipation!
Just a "thought"
Hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Been pooping very liquidy poop every time I go to the bathroom the past few days... stomach hurts a ton. Keep waiting for it to stop but it hasn't...

Been pooping very liquidy poop every time I go to the bathroom the past few days... stomach hurts a ton. Keep waiting for it to stop but it hasn't...

Gastroenteritis: Have you been on antibiotics recently? If so you may need to be evaluated for a C Diff infection. If not try a BRAT diet (banana, rice apple sauce tea toast). Avoid dairy products and fresh fruits/vegetables. If the problem persists, you have a high fever, worsening pain or develop rectal bleeding you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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My 20month old had fever for 4 days is gone, she's eating less, fussy, last night changed her diaper at 10pm & at 5 am hasn't mak pi only poop is normal?

My 20month old had fever for 4 days is gone, she's eating less, fussy, last night changed her diaper at 10pm & at 5 am hasn't mak pi only poop is normal?

Possible dehydration: She needs to drink. Sips of pedialyte if possible. If she hasn't urinated in more than 12 hours, she should be seen by her doctor. If she isn't drinking, seems too sleepy, or is vomiting, she should be seen. ...Read more

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My bf was having stomach cramps for almost 24hrs, and now almost 24hrs later his poop is blue. He hasn't hardly been eating, what could it be?

My bf was having stomach cramps for almost 24hrs, and now almost 24hrs later his poop is blue. He hasn't hardly been eating, what could it be?

Sounds serious: Unless he ate a gallon of blueberries or such. No, my guess is it may be internal bleeding. Does the water look red and the stool REALLY dark, almost black? At any rate, if he is not eating or drinking he will get dehydrated and someone needs to test this stool for blood. He should be seen. ...Read more

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My newborn usually has runny poops (breastfed) but she hasn't had a runny or solid poop. The bath helped her have runny poop and so did vaseline.

My newborn usually has runny poops (breastfed) but she hasn't had a runny or solid poop. The bath helped her have runny poop and so did vaseline.

Breast Fed Babies: Can have semiloose to runny or seedy mucousy, sour smelling poop after every feeding (like 6-8 times/day), or they can have poop every 6-8 days. Both are normal. So, you don't have to do anything to make baby poop. As song as there is no other issue, like vomiting, distention of abdomen or very hard stool, your baby is ok. If want further explanation, talk to baby's pediatrician in next visit. ...Read more

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Okay well my newborn isn't pooping been one day now or 2 days she hasn't peed or poop. Am worried. Am also breastfeeding. & she is getting the milk?

Okay well my newborn isn't pooping been one day now or 2 days she hasn't peed or poop. Am worried. Am also breastfeeding. & she is getting the milk?

Urine output: One of the ways we gauge adequate breast milk intake is by the number of wet diapers a baby makes in a 24 hour period (should be at least 5). The other way is by weight gain (at least an ounce per day). Stooling patterns are highly variable in nursed newborns as some stool every feed while others stool once a week! ...Read more

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I have a 3 month old boy who hasn't had a solid poo for about 6 weeks. It looks like green water. Seems his tummy hurts after breastfeeding?

I have a 3 month old boy who hasn't had a solid poo for about 6 weeks. It looks like green water. Seems his tummy hurts after breastfeeding?

See baby's doctor: If your baby is growing well, then this may not be of concern. There is a huge range of normal in the realm of pooping, especially in infants. If your baby seems to be in real discomfort, or is not growing however, then there may well be something wrong. The only way to know will be to do some tests - probably starting with some poop tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is my 4 year olds poo green? For the past 2 days she's been going to the toilet a lot but hasn't complained of a stomach ache.

Why is my 4 year olds poo green? For the past 2 days she's been going to the toilet a lot but hasn't complained of a stomach ache.

HARD TO SAY: It could be that she may be having rapid transit through the gut for some reason, perhaps a virus. It's possible she's been consuming some food product with green or blue food coloring. As long as she does not feel too poorly, and is taking in liquids and food, I wouldn't be too concerned. But, if it continues or she shows other signs of illness, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Appendicitis or no. Got crampy feeling on right side under rib cage twice but hasn't came back. Dizziness. Going poop a lot more than usual, dark color?

Appendicitis or no. Got crampy feeling on right side under rib cage twice but hasn't came back. Dizziness. Going poop a lot more than usual, dark color?

Other problem: Pain that goes away is very unlikely to be appendicitis. You should be evaluated by your doctor for possible bleeding in your GI tract, which could be causing the dizziness, and frequent dark bowel movements. ...Read more

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I'm breast feeding and I have a 3 week and 5 day old baby boy he hasn't poop on days what can I give him so he can poop? He pushes but nothing

I'm breast feeding and I have a 3 week and 5 day old baby boy he hasn't poop on days what can I give him so he can poop? He pushes but nothing

Normal: Breast fed babies can have a stool with each feeding, go once a day or go as long as a week without having one. His grunting and pushing is also normal. ...Read more

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