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White Mucus In Baby Stool
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
I changed the formula on my 3month old from enfamil infant to enfamil a.R he passes stools 5 times a day now: yellow thicker w/ mucus is that normal?
Yes: The difference between the two formulas is that the ar contains a rice starch to "thicken" the formula a bit so that the baby doesn't spit up as much. This can increase fiber content in the stool, making the stools a bit thicker. 5 poops a day for a 3 month old is totally normal. Babies poop a lot! ...Read more
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
Blood in stool:
If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based).
Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read more
Why mucous in infant stools sometimes accompanied by tiny blood strains. My baby is almost 5 months old. We have switched to goat milk one month ago.
Can be normal: Mucus in the stool can be a normal variant of healthy stool. Many infections can cause mucus as well but this is usually accompanied by diarrhea. If you notice that the mucus is continuous or it is associated with blood then take your baby to their primary care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
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...: 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
Hi, My baby is 3 years and 7 months old. I got her stool exam result. It shows mucus present and Pus cells 5-7 HPF. Please let know what does thes...
Mucus and pus: Mucus and pus in the stool is non specific. Did the doctor also order stool culture and stool for ova and parasites? Is your child having diarrhea and/or abdominal pain? Is the doctor concerned about malabsorption, such as lactose intolerance or celiac disease. Does your child have anal fissures? If there are other tests please resubmit question. ...Read more
Stool changes: Change in the color, consistency or frequency of stools in a child is cause for concern. The most common causes of diarrhea are viral infections, but bacterial & parasitic infections should also be considered. Occassionally, food intolerance will produce abnormal stools. Maintaining hydration, avoiding juices, and using BRAT diet should help. See you doctor for prolonged symptoms or if bloody ...Read more
My baby recently started ranitidine for reflux. The medicine is helping him, but I noticed that he has mucus in his stool. Is this side effect of med?
My baby girl is 2 weeks old and seems to strain when passing a stool, there is also slight pinkish mucus too. What could this be?
My baby is 4 months 3weeks old. Last day I gave her about 3spoon of lentils soup and she is 95% breastfeeding n rearly bottle feeding. Today she did dark green stool and seems like mucus in it n runny also? Isherwood did 2 times iinbetween 5 hours. Is I
Lentil is an excellent source of fiber and nutritious as well. It is harder to digest especially by a 4 mo. Current thinking is to start solid foods that are nutritious and easy to digest. Cereal is not necessarily the first food to give now. It has been found that meat
and /or vegetables are good to start with especially when baby is breastfed. The lentil caused the way her stools came out. ...Read more
Unlikely: There is no correlation between the injection of the flu vaccine and the content of the stool. ...Read more
3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?
Not particularly: What you consider straining may just be baby dealing with the issue at hand. Weak belly muscles, needing to poop without sitting upright where gravity helps, and making any sound they want because they don't care what they sound like. Sounds pretty normal. ...Read more
My 9 month old baby started spitting up mucus 3 days ago and has yellow loose stool. He hasn't ran a fever yet, should I be worried?
Mucus: Your child has symptoms of a viral illness. Use saline nose drops for the mucus coming from the nose. For the loose stools stay on a bland diet consisting of rice, bananas, jello, apple sauce, clear soup, dry toast reduce milk and milk products. Us electrolyte replacement fluids to prevent dehydration. ...Read more
My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.
Need more info: Do not know the age of the baby, what other symptoms may be present, whether she is feeding appropriately, sleeping too much, irritable, or other vital info. Strongly suggest that you take her asap and be seen by a doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on, or at least call and speak with a pediatrician. ...Read more
Baby has mucus in stool. Taking ranitidine and only drinks breast milk. No solids or formula. Could this be from ranitidine? Should he see a doctor?
My 5 months old baby initially had fever, followed by passing greenish, yellowish and mucus stool. Occasional spits of breastmilk. She is fully breastfeeding. Now, feeding is reduced. Is this rotavirus？?
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
My 11months baby has mucous in his stool is it normal. He is on teething too and he is multivitamins with adandctoo.
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
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
Hard to tell: It would be unwise to interpret your baby's mucus solely without looking at the entire picture. You may need to provide more detail as to how else your baby is doing - fever, feeding routine, blood present in stool, presence of pain, change in urination etc.? Brown mucus w/out other symptoms, otherwise, may not be something to worry. ...Read more
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