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Is it normal for a child thats 3 years of age to have a bowel movement of approximately 9 to 10 inches?

Is it normal for a child thats 3 years of age to have a bowel movement of approximately 9 to 10 inches?

Constipation: Surely, if htere has not been a bowel movement for a while. Usually the stool will be larger than normal. Oftentimes, children have regualr bms but do not completely empty their rectum. As a result, stool accumulates causing the bms to be longer. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Would a peanut butter and jelly sandwich help a child?Have ?A bowel movement?

Probably not: The most common reason to get constipated is not enough fluid and fiber. Make sure the child is drinking no more than ~20oz milk daily. Increase plain water and avoid sugary drinks. Increase foods with fiber and fruit/veg. Can try some prune juice to help soften poop. If your child is in pain, is vomiting or has not pooped for a few days call ur doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 yo often has blood following a bowel movement. What could be causing this in a child?

My 4 yo often has blood following a bowel movement.  What could be causing this in a child?

Couple of causes: In children that age, a rectal fissure is a common cause of bleeding following a bowel movement. Often they have some stool withholding, leading to large stools. This can lead to a fissure when passed. A polyp can cause a large amount of painless bleeding in children. If it has been going on for a while, i would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my child to have firmer bowel movements?

Is there a way to help my child to have firmer bowel movements?

Dietary choices: I find there are several items that firm up stools: applesauce or apples, bananas, rice cereal or dry toast. Avoiding the loseners also helps:peaches, pears, prunes and juices of each plus apple juice. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for a child not to have bowel movements? I babysit a 2yr old for 8 hours of the day 5 days a week and she never had a bowel. I've been babysitting for 6 months already.

Is it dangerous for a child not to have bowel movements? I babysit a 2yr old for 8 hours of the day 5 days a week and she never had a bowel. I've been babysitting for 6 months already.

Ask if it bothers U: The kid is likely on a schedule that doesn't involve you.If the kid has the urge when you are around, she may choose to only do it when mommy is home.I see no reason for you to be concerned with a normal acting kid.If it bothers you that much, ask the parents as part of your attempt to provide good care. ...Read more

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My child has very smelly loose bowel movements the last 2 days. Could it be an infection?

My child has very smelly loose bowel movements the last 2 days.  Could it be an infection?

Could be: Smelly loose stools can be due to many reasons. Infection with a virus or bacteria is one. However some foods also cause smelly bowel movements. Too much juice in your child's diet can also be the cause of loose stools. If you are seeing blood in the stool, your child is having more than 5 stools a day or vomiting frequently and unable to eat or drink, contact your dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Is it normal for child to have diaper rash due to bowel movements and could it be something wrong with formula?

Diaper rash: Stools can cause a diaper rash from irritation of skin. If a child has watery stools, fussiness with feeds, emesis, blood in stools than formula allergy may be a cause. ...Read more

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Is daily prune juice safe for a 3 year old child to help with bowel movements?

Is daily prune juice safe for a 3 year old child to help with bowel movements?

Yes: Daily prune juice is safe. Avoid too much milk as it can cause constipation (less than 18 to 20 ounces a day). Mac and cheese is also constipating. Lots of fruits and veggies are good if possible. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and milk of magnesia are safe in children if you need a medication. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

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