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Stool Soiling (Overview)

Stool soiling is passing stools, usually accidentally, in bed or while wearing clothing.


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My 5.5 week old baby has a very watery stool twice a day that spills from diaper and soils clothing can I give him something to thicken his bowel movements ?

My 5.5 week old baby has a very watery stool twice a day that spills from diaper and soils clothing can I give him something to thicken his bowel movements ?

What are you feeding: Your baby ? Breast fed babies have thin gravy like stools a lot of times . Formula fed babies with cow based protein may have lactose intolerance causing watery stools. In that case , formula may be changed to soy base or lactose free formula . Best to discuss with your pediatrician ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Stool Soiling (Overview)

Stool soiling is passing stools, usually accidentally, in bed or while wearing clothing.


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Undigested food in stool, what could be the causes?

Undigested food in stool, what could be the causes?

May be normal: Finding undigested parts of vegetables, corn, etc can be normal. "housecleaning" of gut will empty things out of the stomach, and further downstream, after several hours, to prevent stagnation of contents and overgrowth of bacteria. If associated with cramps, weight loss, fatty stools, and voracious appetite could be signs of a significant digestive issue. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Treatment for green color stool for kid?

Treatment for green color stool for kid?

None: Stool color changes with diet, with hydration status, with viruses, and other causes. If your child is well, behaving normally, growing normally, eating and drinking normally, and the only problem is the color of the poop, then wipe it up and don't worry about it! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

More likely than: Hemorrhoids is an anal fissure. Patients often experience difficulty starting the bm as if there is a blockage and then a tearing sensation during the bm, followed by severe throbbing pulsating sensation after the bm. See a colorectal surgeon to get a proper evaluation and find out what options for treatment are available to you. ...Read more

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How long till iron tablets should effect stool (i have been off them for two days)?

How long till iron tablets should effect stool (i have been off them for two days)?

Depends...: How fast your stools normalize off iron depends on how fast your gut moves through the iron pills you've taken. Most people have a GI transit time that permits a stool frequency in a normal range of 3 movements/day to one movement every 3-4 days. Therefore, if you're still seeing dark stools after four days of use, or symptoms warrant, then further investigation of those dark stools is in order. ...Read more

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I just had a very large stool that I almost couldn't squeeze out, luckily only minimal red after wiping. How did the stool get so large? Is there a way to prevent? What happens if can't squeeze out?

Constipated: You were constipated. The best ways to prevent that is to make sure you drink water, have veggies or fibers. Prune juice helps. Stool softeners help like Colace (docusate sodium) or Dulcolax. And even the occasional mild laxative would help to depending on other medications you take or the type of lifestyle that you have. The reason you saw a little blood is because of hemorrhoids having pressure on them ...Read more

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All I have are mushy stools. I soil my paints ,and have to clean up all of it at least 3 times a day. This is a very embarrassing and hard to clean up?

All I have are mushy stools. I soil my paints ,and have to clean up all of it at least 3 times a day.
This is a very embarrassing and hard to clean up?

GI workup: This is not an uncommon problem and does not necessarily mean there is severe disease. It may have to do with what your health has been like and what meds you are on. If one is taking high fiber this might create a bigger problem. One might need to wear depends or similar garments to avoid the clean up problem Would see a GI doc for more help. ...Read more

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My 5.5 week old baby has a very watery stool twice a day that spills from diaper and soils clothing can I give him something to thicken his bowel movements ?

What are you feeding: Your baby ? Breast fed babies have thin gravy like stools a lot of times . Formula fed babies with cow based protein may have lactose intolerance causing watery stools. In that case , formula may be changed to soy base or lactose free formula . Best to discuss with your pediatrician ...Read more

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