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

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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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Just turned 1. Started drinking regular milk. Now constipated. Poop comes as hard balls. First time there was a little blood on the poop.

Just turned 1. Started drinking regular milk. Now constipated. Poop comes as hard balls. First time there was a little blood on the poop.

This may be an: allergy to Cow's milk and it may be too early to convert! Ask your Pediatrician but do not continue regular milk for a while ... Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have tried senna tablets nightly, also stool softeners, some suppositories. Must strain and push hard and; bowel movements are hard little balls, ?

I have tried senna tablets nightly, also stool softeners, some suppositories.  Must strain and push hard and; bowel movements are hard little balls, ?

Eat more fiber: Adequate fiber (25-36g/d), plenty of fluid & regular physical activity are important for regular bowel function. Osmotic laxatives are also available over-the-counter - just ask your pharmacist. If you haven't had a colonoscopy in over 10 years, it's time. Definitely go see your family doc if you've noted any unintentional weight loss or change in appearance of your stool. ...Read more

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My two year old is having a hard time pooping and when she dose it looks just like sand and it is vary little ?

My two year old is having a hard time pooping and when she dose it looks just like sand and it is vary little
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Constipation: Not uncommon for a toddler to be constipated due to the typical toddler diet. If he eats a lot of "white foods" (rice, potato, bread) and drinking a lot of milk these will predispose to constipation. Fruits, vegetables, will help constipation ...Read more

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Im pooping little poop balls why?

Im pooping little poop balls why?

Constipation: You are likely constipated. Eating foods high in fiber such as fruits, veggies, or cereal. Also pushing plenty of water throughout the day. Consider some coffee or tea in the mornings. Try some apple or prince juice as well! ...Read more

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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

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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

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more