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What does it mean if my baby's poop has mucous in it?

What does it mean if my baby's poop has mucous in it?

Possibly an allergy: Stools can be many different colors (yellow, brown and green) and can also be different consistencies. Occasionally, infant stools can also contain mucous. If your baby is happy, gaining weight and the stool does not have blood in it, it is probably normal. If not, it might mean that your baby has an allergy to something he/she is eating (usually cow's milk or soy protein). ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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What do I do if my baby's poop is smelly and has mucous in it?

What do I do if my baby's poop is smelly and has mucous in it?

Other symptoms?: If the kid is otherwise thriving I would just monitor the situation. Common viruses (rotovirus) and some ingested materials (antibiotics) cause the smelliest poo I deal with. A kid with poor fat absorption can have stinky so bad that will clear a room. Write down the symptoms involved and take it with you when you see babies doc. ...Read more

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I have mucous in my poop, and have frequent stools, what could that mean?

I have mucous in my poop, and have frequent stools, what could that mean?

Many possibilities: This is a situation in which you should see a physician asap. It is unclear what the source of this is, but a good history, physical exam, and appropriate labs and possibly an endoscopy should help to determine the cause and suggest therapy. ...Read more

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Does mucous in an infants poop always mean there is an allergy or infection?

Does mucous in an infants poop always mean there is an allergy or infection?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, speak to his pediatrician if this continues. ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby had colic. We switched over to similac total comfort (from morinaga bf1).now her poop is dark green having mucous. Help plz?

My 3 month old baby had colic. We switched over to similac total comfort (from morinaga bf1).now her poop is dark green having mucous. Help plz?

Green poo: The poo is colored by bile added during digestion. It starts out dark green and transitions through yellows to brown over time. Green poo just means the material is moving through faster. If the kid seems to be better on the comfort, stay with it. ...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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Why would a 2 month old baby have mucus poop?

Why would a 2 month old baby have mucus poop?

Allergy or normal: If the baby is feeding well and there is no blood in the stool or unusual vomiting or other signs of illness, then it may be normal to have a mucousy stool from time to time. However, mucus may be a sign of allergy to a component of infant formula, or in some cases something in mom's milk. If this happens rarely, probably not a big concern. If frequent, consider discussing with pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why would my 2 month old baby have mucus poop?

Why would my 2 month old baby have mucus poop?

Normal: A small amount of mucus in stool is normal. See this site for information.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/mucus-in-stool/an01296. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby have brownish mucus in her poop. What is that and where do it come from?

My 8 week old baby have brownish mucus in her poop. What is that and where do it come from?

Mucous in the stool: Is this mucous a one time event or happening a lot? Is the baby having many (10-12) stools a day and are they watery? Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? Do you see frank blood in the stool? These are all important questions in trying to figure out if this is milk-protein allergy. I would see you pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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2.5 week old breastfed baby had normal mustardy poops but now has green, mucus poop. He is perfectly fine otherwise. Is this normal?

2.5 week old breastfed baby had normal mustardy poops but now has green, mucus poop. He is perfectly fine otherwise. Is this normal?

Green is normal: The body adds bile to the digestive process that colors the poo. It starts out dark green & gradually changes through green, yellow & brown as agents make metabolic changes to the bile. Green is a normal stool color that can infer things are moving through quickly. ...Read more

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Baby is 6 weeks old and been fussy all day. Not wanting to eat much, cries when eats. Poop is mustard/seedy w/ dark mucus and a tiny blood. Concern?

Baby is 6 weeks old and been fussy all day. Not wanting to eat much, cries when eats. Poop is mustard/seedy w/ dark mucus and a tiny blood. Concern?

This may be fixable: This is the time and behavior associate with colic that is common. No one really knows the cause but I believe there are many different causes given a young infant digestive tract. Stools sound normal. As a normal stage, fussy times begin between 3 to 6 weeks, resulting in a unconsololable baby between 6/9 pm of age. These episodes usually last for one ...Read more

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My stomach hurts my poop comes out in pieces with thick white mucus an feels like there is more but nothing comes out what's that mean?

My stomach hurts my poop comes out in pieces with thick white mucus an feels like there is more but nothing comes out what's that mean?

Mucus & more...: Mucus occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. You're describing "scybalous stool" & sense of incomplete evacuation, so mucus may also be produced due to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous rectal tumors. No bleeding, weight loss, fever, tenderness...Right? Call your doc to get checked. ...Read more

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Had colic and green, bloody, mucus poops. Eliminated all allergens from my diet and gave reflux meds. Baby happy. Poop-no blood and orange. Why mucus still?

Had colic and green, bloody, mucus poops. Eliminated all allergens from my diet and gave reflux meds. Baby happy. Poop-no blood and orange. Why mucus still?

Inflammation: Likely caused the previous symptoms in your baby and you resolved these by adjusting your diet resulting in a happy baby with orange stool and ongoing mucous. Orange color to the stool is a variant of normal and of no concern. It will take longer for the mucous to stop as the inflammation that caused the bloody stools has to heal. Have your pediatrician check to see that your baby is growing and gaining weight well and that there is no longer traces of blood in the stool. Rarely a baby will have an enterocolitis caused by milk proteins and if present there will be traces of blood in the stool not necessarily visible. This is unlikely if the baby is comfortable and thriving. If you would like to discuss this in more detail feel free to contact me though Concierge at www. Healthtap. Com/freisleben
Keycode XATXVC ...Read more

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My daughter is three months old and 5 days ago we had a stool exam because her poops is mushy green, watery and it has mucus. Her puss is 0-1. what does it mean? For now her pedia gave her antibiotic..

My daughter is three months old and 5 days ago we had a stool exam because her poops is mushy green, watery and it has mucus. Her puss is 0-1. what does it mean? For now her pedia gave her antibiotic..

Diarrhea: I need more information. Did her doctor request a stool culture? If that was done & it showed bacterial infection then you are on the right track. Modifying her diet and keeping her hydrated is very important. I hope she gets better soon. ...Read more

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My baby have green and yellow poop and having mucus she is formula fed she poop 5 times per day and less pee she is 6 months old?

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My baby have green and yellow poop and having mucus she is formula fed she poop 5 times per day and less pee she is 6 months old?

Here are some. ..: How is her mental and physical development? Has the possible food allergy such as to milk been sorted out yet? So, consult her pediatrician for a general work-up. .. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Hi my baby is 2 month the wight is 5 kgm in stool exam the mucous is positive what is mucous? What is reason? What is refer?

Mucous: Mucous in stool may be draining from the nasal area, and is of no concern. It could be due to inflammation from another source. Discuss it with his doctor to rule out any treatable conditions. ...Read more

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I have mucous in my stool. What could that mean?

I have mucous in my stool. What could that mean?

Stool mucus or more?: 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. At the very least stool studies should help address if mucus white bits you're seeing are "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

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Hi my baby had some mucous in her stool an some appeared to be a little bit red should I worry about this? I'm combining formula and Brest feeding

Hi my baby had some mucous in her stool an some appeared to be a little bit red should I worry about this? I'm combining formula and Brest feeding

Most times harmless: Mucus and blood in the stool of a baby is harmless most of the time and if does not persist, requires no trearment.
Blood in stools can be from anal tear. Food allergies or an intestinal infection in a breast fed baby. Or can be from the from cracked nipple of the mother and blood has passed through the babys intestines.
If it persists the baby needs to be examined to rule out an anal tear/infection ...Read more

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My 6 months old girl baby having semisolid mucous filled greeny stool...nearly 7 to 8 times a day. She is on home made food. She having cold also?

My 6 months old girl baby having semisolid mucous filled greeny stool...nearly 7 to 8 times a day. She is on home made food. She having cold also?

Mucous in stool: Not sure how long this is going on but mucous may indicate something going on and you should get baby checked for this ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months old. For the last 2days she has had mucous in her stool. No fever or any other symptoms of illness. Happy baby! What could it be?

My baby is 2 months old. For the last 2days she has had mucous in her stool. No fever or any other symptoms of illness. Happy baby! What could it be?

May be normal: At that age, infants are still developing proper bowel function and some bm's may look like there is mucous in them. Most commonly, they may look like mustardy, etc. As long as the baby is happy, playful, growing and you keep your appointments with your doctor, all should be well. If really concerned, bring you baby in for an appointment with his/her doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does really dark brown stool with a little mucous mean? Should I worry I had a colonoscopy last year it was good! Hemorrhoids bleed when I wipe

What does really dark brown stool with a little mucous mean? Should I worry I had a colonoscopy last year it was good! Hemorrhoids bleed when I wipe

Unclear: The fact that you had a normal colonoscopy a year ago is reassuring, however I think you should see your primary doctor to check for blood in your stool and identify if any further testing is required. ...Read more

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Is it Normal to pass constipated stool with mucous after rotavirus vaccine.2 months old baby.

Is it Normal to pass constipated stool with mucous after rotavirus vaccine.2 months old baby.

No: It is not normal for a 2 month-old baby to have firm, constipating stool before, during, or after a vaccination (the vaccination doesn't have anything to do with it). Constipation happens in babies sometimes, more often in formula-fed babies than in breast-fed ones. Because 0-3 months is very young, the doctor can check to be sure the baby is ok. Occasional glycerin suppository use can help. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am pooping out mucous?

Is there a reason why I am pooping out mucous?

Stool mucus or more?: 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. At the very least stool studies should help address if mucus white bits you're seeing are "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

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What causes mucous in poop?

What causes mucous in poop?

Sloughing of lining: Of intestines, mucus cells to keep things from drying out, if too much could be sign of disease like inflammatory bowel disease [crohns, ulcerative colitis, spec. If pain/blood ] or just temporary viral gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Can mucous in an infants poop be normal?

Can mucous in an infants poop be normal?

Could be, but...: There are a lot of mucous-producing cells in the colon and rectum, so some mucous can be normal at times. But if the mucous is persistent or heavy, stools are loose, your infant seems uncomfortable, not gaining weight well, or any blood in the stools, it would warrant evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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