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Dr. Syed Masood Dr. Masood
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Karachi, Dow Medical College
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What does it mean if my baby has green poop?

What does it mean if my baby has green poop?

OK if baby is OK: You did not mention the age but as long the baby is acting okay it is alright to have a green stool. Most of the time (as long as the stools are not red or black) they are okay. ...Read more

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


Dr. Jonathan Blank Dr. Blank
Anesthesiology
27 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What does it mean when a babies poops are total mucus and water with no form to them?

What does it mean when a babies poops are total mucus and water with no form to them?

Diahrea: This sounds like diahhrea. Though newborns have non formed it only exist when breast feding but it looks yellow brown and like small seeds. If it becomes mucousey give brat diet but continue to feed ,atleast hydrate and call MD if cntinues ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What causes poop to be green in some babies?

What causes poop to be green in some babies?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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My breastfeeding infant has blue green poop, is this normal?

My breastfeeding infant has blue green poop, is this normal?

Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Fields Dr. Fields
Family Medicine
57 years in practice
University of Glasgow Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Christopher Abel Dr. Abel
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Should i be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

Should i be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What does it mean if it says "esch coli isolated" in an infant's stool culture report?

What does it mean if it says "esch coli isolated" in an infant's stool culture report?

Common germ in poo: E.coli is a common stool germ. Its presence in the poo is expected. There are pathogenic (bad) strains of E.coli but this would be reported separately. ...Read more

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Dr. Kumar
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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3 months old infant.. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

3 months old infant.. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If baby is sucking well, feeding well, has no vomiting, smiles and is active, there is no cause for concern. But if you remain worried take the baby to a pediatrician to have the baby checked. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease Dr. Mease
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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My babies fat globules in her poop what is the cause?

My babies fat globules in her poop what is the cause?

Something in pooh: If the baby is growing and thriving there is nothing to worry about. If not these could represent poor absorption of fat and require a visit to your pediatrician. Baby's pooh can look strange and depends on diet. Changes in the look of the pooh is to be expected with introduction to various solid foods around six months. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Ramsey Dr. Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
32 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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My babies poop is mucousy with white clumps in it, what is this?

Colitis?: That usually means an infection of the large intestine. I would see the doctor for stool tests. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How often do 3 months babies poop thought a day ?

How often do 3 months babies poop thought a day ?

Depends on situation: If baby is breast fed they may stool a little smear every feeding or one big crib full once a week. Breast milk is so well digested that it may not leave much behind for poo. If it is soft, the frequency of stooling is not important.Formula babies go more often, generally 1-3 times/day.. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it mandatiry for all hospitals to test babies first poop?

Is it mandatiry for all hospitals to test babies first poop?

Not necessarily: Unless there is reason to test it it will go in the trash. A past history of drug abuse by a mother, protective service surveillance, or babies with withdrawal symptoms would all prompt such a study. Hospitals do make sure babies have had their first poop before going home. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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My babies breath smells like poop and she is constipated could she have hirschsprungs disease ?

My babies breath smells like poop and she is constipated could she have hirschsprungs disease
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Consult Pediatrician: You did not say how old your baby is.With the symptoms you described i will check with your babies pediatrician, he will be able to tell you what it may be. Hirschsprung disese symptoms usually start after the baby is born and if it is a mild condition it may not show up later. So take your child to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Bergman Dr. Bergman
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How many times do 2 month old babies need to do poop a day?

How many times do 2 month old babies need to do poop a day?

Multiple: Some depends on whether the baby is breast fed or bottle fed but most babies stool 1 to 7or 8 times per day. Some can even skip several days> most important is the consistency not the frequency. Babies should have soft to watery stools not hard little balls of stool. ...Read more

Dr. Terry Simpson Dr. Simpson
Surgery
31 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. Mary Bergum Dr. Bergum
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook Dr. Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What happens if an infant accidentally gets a small amount of her own poop in her mouth? Do infants have e.coli in their feces?

What happens if an infant accidentally gets a small amount of her own poop in her mouth? Do infants have e.coli in their feces?

No problem: All people have E Coli in their feces but it is not a pathogen. An infant getting a small amount of her own stool in her mouth will suffer no consequences. ...Read more

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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