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Whats It Mean If Your Childs Poop Has Mucus 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Breast fed: The black strands may be old blooo from chaffed nipples ...Read more
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
2.5 week old breastfed baby had normal mustardy poops but now has green, mucus poop. He is perfectly fine otherwise. Is this normal?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Not normal: Black stools are not normal. While rarely a dietary cause may be found, most often black stools signify blood in the stools, blood that is coming from a little bit higher up in the GI tract. I would see your doctor soon to first check out if it is blood, and if so, find out why the child has this. ...Read more
Perhaps nothing : Having mucus and your stool is not necessarily abnormal. This is often seen in people with constipation or irritable bowel syndrome . In order to determine the relevance of this symptom we would need to know if you're having any other symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, blood in your stool, etc. ...Read more
Let me explain: A small amount of mucus in stool is usually nothing to worry about. Stool normally contains a small amount of mucus . Mucus in stool can occur with a variety of intestinal infections that cause severe diarrhea. In more-serious conditions crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and even cancer mucus in stool may be bloody or accompanied by abdominal pain. ...Read more
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