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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 more
Chronic diarrhea: Of several months duration warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
Need evaluation: Could be hemorrhoids with mucus discharge but chronic loose stool could imply an inflammatory process. ...Read more
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
Yellow stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Stool color: When intestinal contents have more rapid transit through the intestinal tract, feces become loose and may have tan color rather than normal form and brown color. The older feces had time to pigment, but the looser portion didn't. If yellow loose stool persists with or without diarrhea, bile tract or pancreatic disorders or malabsorption should be considered. ...Read more
My 5 month old has been doing solid pops he is eating puréed not sure is it normal for him to poo hard he does runny ones also?
Sounds Normal: Kid's poop can get harder as you switch to solids (pureed). Try adding some pureed prunes or apples. Also make sure he is taking in adequate fluids daily. ...Read more
15 mnth old with very soft poo her entire life. Not runny just soft and mushy. It is 2x a day and normal color. Never a solid log or mass. Normal?
Lots possible at 50: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more
Test: None of us here would venture a guess. Your stool needs testing for infectious causes and your doctor can work with you on other possibilities. ...Read more
Bloody poo: You may have a rectalmgissure that is causing your bloody poo. But there many other causes for bloody poo, that's whybits importsnt for you to mske an appointment with your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Crohn vs Other: It could be an exacerbation of your disease but it could be another issue such as food poisoning. You should contact your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Baby has a breath that smells like poo and the poo is very runny and has been sick and is 5 months old?
My 8 week old son keeps crying all day after feeds he has runny dark green poo, vomits a bit after every feed! Appears to be in constant pain b?
More info needed: If this just started happening perhaps a stomach bug. If it has been ongoing and getting worse perhaps a food intolerance. If u are breastfeeding millk chocolate, peanuts, eggs, tomatoes are common offenders if bottle fed. Perhaps lactose or milk protein sensitivity. Talk to ur dr about this. ...Read more
My 2month baby girl has green runny smelly poo. Changed formula from non-HA to HA (partially hydrolysed) formula (NAN HA GOLD BRAND). Is this normal?
Growth?: Green poop is normal for babies. Smelly poop is normal for babies. Runny stool may be within normal limits as well. I am not familiar with the brand of formula you mention here. Definitely ask about babys stools and nutriton at her 2 month checkup. Is she growing well? How many ounces does she take? Does she spit up? Any blood in her stools? Any exposures to pets? Any travel? Need more info! ...Read more
I've just had bright green runny poo like really bright green. I was drinking alcohol last night could that be the cause?
Alcohol: Not sure how much u drank, but yes it can be a sign of irritation of bowels. ...Read more
My formula fed foster baby has realy dark green almost black poop and its really runny. Is this normal? Also he was a drug and alcohol exposed baby
Yes: Dark green/almost black stools are indeed normal color for some infants. If the stools are totally black, ask doc to check for hidden blood. But just very dark green are okay, as are the various yellow, greens, oranges and browns. Bad color is pure white, totally black, or red bloody. (purple would be weird too, but I've seen that only after purple birthday cake!) also, runny is good for baby poo. ...Read more
So my 4yr old daughter has had runny poo orange colour for a few days and now today it's harder but clayish in colour? Drinks lots of milk & food picky
It means you have diarrhea and need to change your diet, depending on the severity, you may need clear fluids and gradual increaese in diet
in severe case if associated with vomiting, you may need IV fluids and/or hospitalisation
it may be caused by viruses, or bacteria like e coli, salmonella, shigella or others
most of the time it gets better on its own with change in diet. ...Read more
What does it mean when a two year old has "seedy" runny poop but is eating and drinking normally?
My son is 2 months and formula fed. He is taking between 3.5 - 4 oz each feed. Today his poop was thick and green usually runny and yellow. Normal?
Supportive care: If the kido is not ill with fever, nausea, vomiting ; severe abdominal pain-still taking oral fluids/solids-you can independently manage your child at home by offering more fluids, starches and monitoring over time. I am assuming this is a child has been healthy and growing/developing normally. ...Read more