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My babies poop is mucousy with white clumps in it, what is this?

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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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What are some reasons for an infant to have mucousy stool? He's 3 1/2 months old and i've only noticed it once so far, but its making me nervous!

What are some reasons for an infant to have mucousy stool? He's 3 1/2 months old and i've only noticed it once so far, but its making me nervous!

Depends: Once only may be of little or no consequence, particularly if there are no other symptoms. If it becomes a repeated observation, get it checked out. ...Read more

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My baby has mucusy runny like poop, she is one month old. Could this mean a milk/soy reaction?

My baby has mucusy runny like poop, she is one month old. Could this mean a milk/soy reaction?

Yes: Mucous in stools suggests irritation of the lining of the intestines. One reason for this a tthis age would be allergy. The most likely culprits, if allergy, would be milk and/or egg but soy is possible as well. If breast feeding try a 2 week period off milk products and see what happens, if not better try this with egg, finally soy. If better probably was an allergy and should be outgrown later. ...Read more

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My baby is sick with a mucousy nose some cough, plus loose poops. What should I do?

My baby is sick with a mucousy nose some cough, plus loose poops.  What should I do?

Baby with cough: You need to use saline nose drops followed by gentle suction and for loose poop, if it is watery then you have to stop the formula or brest feeding and use clear liquids andelectrolyte solution, till the loose poop stop.If it is not watery anfd soft then you just give extra pedialyte and continue feeding.Ir the symptoms persist consult youe pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby's poop is yellowish and stringy/mucousy.. Been like this for 3 days.. Should I take her in to be checked?

My baby's poop is yellowish and stringy/mucousy.. Been like this for 3 days.. Should I take her in to be checked?

Anything else?: Is it diarrhea? Is she ill? Does she have fever? Any other symptoms? The color of poo doesn't really mean anything all that significant unless it's red with blood. There is a "Diaper Decoder" website supported by the formula Similac. It has pictures of various diapers/poop and what it can mean. It usually means all is fine. For some reason, Mom's worry a lot about poop. ...Read more

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What does mucusy green stool means in 4 months old baby?

What does mucusy green stool means in 4 months old baby?

Nothing special: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose or mucousy consistency. The germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd just monitor the issue and discuss your concerns with the doc at the next regular visit. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean when you poop but it is only a mucusy substance coming out (no stool) and it smells bad?

What does it mean when you poop but it is only a mucusy substance coming out (no stool) and it smells bad?

Mucus or ? on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. But you're not sure if the substance seen is pus or ? So at very least blood/stool studies ; further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months old and strictly breastfed. Why was there a long, green, mucusy, stringy thing in her poop?

My baby is 4 months old and strictly breastfed. Why was there a long, green, mucusy, stringy thing in her poop?

Stool varies: Stool color, consistency etc. Varies with diet, hydration, viruses, etc. Granted the baby's diet hasn't changed, but sometimes the poop is effected by what mom eats. Sometimes it's a virus that turns stool green. The most important thing is that the baby continues to nurse/drink/void/stool well, and is acting normal. If everything else is fine, don't worry about a little green poop. ...Read more

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3week baby poop yelow seedy mucusy after every feed,breastfeeding her 1st n then formula feeding her post it as breastmilk not sufficient,sugest if ok?

3week baby poop yelow seedy mucusy after every feed,breastfeeding her 1st n then formula feeding her post it as breastmilk not sufficient,sugest if ok?

Infant stools: Yellow, seedy, nonbloody stools are normal in a formula fed infant. Changing from breast to formula, or changing from one formula to another can cause changes in stool frequency and appearance. Sudden changes in stools, if associated with irritability, bloody stools, vomiting, lethargy or any other symptom of illness should be evaluated prompty. ...Read more

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