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Sippy Hasn't Poo
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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.?
My newborn hasn't poo'd in 2 days. I give her both formula and breast, she doesn't seem to be getting satisfied on breast alone. What should I do?
Relax: Breast fed babies can have a little smear with each feed or have one big blowout every 7-10 days. Bottle fed kids will poo more predictably & should go daily. If the poo is soft it is not considered constipation. I don't get hung up on babies timing, If they wet a diaper every 4-6 hours they are usually getting enough. Hang in there. ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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
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 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
There's a small lump near my anus, which hasn't gone away for 6 months, and it is now bigger in size. Some of my insides also come out when pooping, as in my anal muscles. L have to get small amounts of poop out of it sometimes, is this normal?
No feeling of need to poop most days for past couple mths drinking fiber hasn't helped much I eat healthy and exercise regularly?
My fiance hasn't been able to have a bowl movement for over a month. He has stringy mucous coming out & rabbit sized poop now. Could it be cancer??
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
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 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
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
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
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
My son vomited four days ago and hasn't been eating much since due to stomach pains. Poop is normal and no other symptoms. What could it be?
Gastroenteritis: Hard to say might need to have him see his pediatrician ...Read more
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