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Why does my poop come out in little balls?

Why does my poop come out in little balls?

Goat poop: You are not keeping enough water and bulk in your colon. Make a diary of the foods u eat and please have plenty of water throughout the day. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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

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Please explain why is my two year old pooping little balls?

Please explain why is my two year old pooping little balls?

Not enough water: Increase free water intake and pear intake. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Increase dietary fiber
Once
Do kegel exercises
Daily
Follow up with a gastroenterologist
Yearly
See a pelvic floor specialist such as a urogynecologist
Yearly
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What baby foods cause constipation? My daughter has been pooping little balls throughout the day instead of going once. Plz help. She's 7mo.

What baby foods cause constipation? My daughter has been pooping little balls throughout the day instead of going once. Plz help. She's 7mo.

Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them. ...Read more

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My daughter poops very little hard balls. What can I give her to make her poop softer?

Fluid, fruits,veg,: Try fluids, fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes. Not helping or worse-see doc. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Lifestyle and dietary changes
once
Exercise programs
daily
Medications to control constipation & diarrhea.
daily
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24 month boy. I've noticed dark grape like balls in stool. Very little stool with them. Mucus, globs of soft but solid rope twisted chunks. ?

24 month boy. I've noticed dark grape like balls in stool. Very little stool with them. Mucus, globs of soft but solid rope twisted chunks. ?

Give more fiber+H2O: Important details: ? weight gain, abdominal pain? frequency of bm's? If your child is happy, stooling regularly and seems healthy, then stool appearance is less important. Many children this age are picky and eat less veggies and fruits which can either cause a large, hard stool or pellets. Mucous glands are present in the rectum to lubricate defecation. See doctor if child seems ill. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Avoid trigger foods and increase fiber in your diet
Once
Stress less, and enjoy life, as anxiety will worsen symptoms
Once
Take medications as prescribed and as needed
Once
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Constipation, stool is made up of little balls, dark brown to almost black, slight stomach pain on right side. Hear stomach bubbling, no gas comes out?

Constipation, stool is made up of little balls, dark brown to almost black, slight stomach pain on right side. Hear stomach bubbling, no gas comes out?

Too much iron?: The combination of constipation and blck stools makes me think you are taking iron pills of vitamins with iron. Howeveer, there may be other causes, so see a gastroenterologist preferably. ...Read more

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