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Why Is My Poo Always Runny
Diarrhea or impactio: It is important to know your age and since when you have had this and if you did have constipation in the past. Is it diarrhea or is it stool impaction that only allows the fluid stool to come out. Is it recent onset or you have had it x long time? Bottom line...See a dr either pcp or gastroenterologist. You may need a colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea should be evaluated as to cause especially infection. It's common after bowel resection and gall bladder surgery. Antibiotics can actually lead to bacterial overgrowth & thus diarrhea which is treated w/yet another antibiotic. But only way to figure all this out is to go see your doctor. Also need to monitor hydration & fluid balance so you're not dehydrated. ...Read more
Blood?,beets? other?: Blood is certainly red, will "bleed" into the water in the bowl. Vegetable skins from peppers, tomatoes, etc are red but stay in the stool. Beets can give dark red stool. Black stool from blood, peptobismol, iron, charcoal pills.Antacids white from barium, antacids. Pale, putty from bile duct blockage gray from blood and bile duct blockage, maroon from blood, beets. Feel unwell, any questions: see your doc asap. Pain, lightheaded, etc.: er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,maybe not: Breast feeding kids can poo a little smear every feeding or a cradle filler once a week.The consistency often varies from runny to soft. The color varies from darker green through yellows to brown depending on the time gut germs have to work on it. If the poo is much more water than particulate, it might be diarrhea, but that is uncommon at this age.If the kid is thriving i would just monitor it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's OK: The color of poop has to do with breakdown products of bilirubin - so basically any shade of brown, orange, yellow or green is acceptable. If you are having a sudden change in your bowels, weight loss, night sweats or abdominal pain you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My poo is green and creamy like. I feel constantly constipated and there is no smell to my poo. Concerns?
My daughter is really stuffed up and coughing really bad and her poop is grey she is only 6 months old what could the grey poop mean?
Poop color...: ..Changes with diet, with viruses, and with many other factors. The color of the poop doesn't concern me unless it's black or red. What concerns me more is she is "stuffed up and coughing really bad." that could just mean she had a cold, or at 6 months it could be something more. I encourage you to err on the side of caution and see he pediatrician. ...Read more
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