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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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What does it mean when a two year old has "seedy" runny poop but is eating and drinking normally?

What does it mean when a two year old has "seedy" runny poop but is eating and drinking normally?

Nothing special: A kids poo reflects his/her diet & the way his/her intestines process it. Runny/seedy poo reflects less moisture absorbed from the mix before it exits.It has no significance by itself. ...Read more

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What does green poop mean with my 2 year old?

What does green poop mean with my 2 year old?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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What Can I Give a two year old to help poop???

What Can I Give a two year old to help poop???

See below: Increase fiber in diet: Whole grain bread, Bran cereals mixed with his/her favorite cereal. More Fruits and Veggies. Dried fruit: rasins. Drink adequate liquids at least four 8 ounce glasses/day. Limit sweets. See physician if constipation persists, and if having pain on moving bowels. ...Read more

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My two year old is having a hard time pooping and when she dose it looks just like sand and it is vary little ?

My two year old is having a hard time pooping and when she dose it looks just like sand and it is vary little
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Constipation: Not uncommon for a toddler to be constipated due to the typical toddler diet. If he eats a lot of "white foods" (rice, potato, bread) and drinking a lot of milk these will predispose to constipation. Fruits, vegetables, will help constipation ...Read more

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My two year old has had black tar like poop the past two days. He has no fever. ?

My two year old has had black tar like poop the past two days.  He has no fever.  ?

Black tarry stool: This may be an emergency. We describe GI bleeding when one has dark black and tarry stools with a bowel movement. Please get your child to their health car provider asap. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has a hard time pooping. When he finally goes its hard and they are tiny balls of poop. Should i be concerned?

Constipated...: Most likely he is suffering from constipation. Trying to increase his fluids (prune or apple juice works well), and decrease milk intake if he drinks a lot. Depends on if this is a long standing problem or if he has pain with defecation which is causing him to withhold, treatment with a stool softener like MiraLAX (generic = polyethylene glycol) may be needed, but i would start this with his doc. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had pasty poop for the last 5 days mutiple times a day sometime back to back? Do i need to take her to the dr?

Pasty poop: If you child is drinking juice that contains red dyes especially eliminate it. In general if he is drinking juice at all, remove it from diet and see if there is improvement. If no improvement see your pediatrician. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more