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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

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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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Hi, I have been getting small, round, smooth, hard black balls in my stool. Could that be unhealthy? I haven't eaten any food that contains things lik

Hi, I have been getting small, round, smooth, hard black balls in my stool. Could that be unhealthy? I haven't eaten any food that contains things lik

Fiber and hydration: You should consider increasing your fiber intake and should drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil for increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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Hi! I have a small lump at my anus. It's pea-shaped. I've noticed it months ago. No bleeding, pain now and then, and normal flesh color. Sometimes it's hard and sometimes it's barely a shape. I'm gonna go see my regular doctor in a month or two (she

Hi! I have a small lump at my anus. It's pea-shaped. I've noticed it months ago. No bleeding, pain now and then, and normal flesh color. Sometimes it's hard and sometimes it's barely a shape. I'm gonna go see my regular doctor in a month or two (she

Lump on anus: If it is at the very base of your spine it MAY be a pilonidal cyst. It MAY be another type of cyst or something else. You have the courage w/in you to see your doc and get it taken care of. Then you will have peace of mind. Please do so. Peace and good health. Please move up your appointment. ...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,?

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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,?

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 very little ?

My two year old is having a hard time pooping and when she dose it looks just like sand and it is very 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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I'm pooping little poop balls why?

I'm 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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I don't have my gallbladder anymore. Here lately I've been having small black balls in my poop (looks like blueberry in away). Also, have had some muc?

I don't have my gallbladder anymore. Here lately I've been having small black balls in my poop (looks like blueberry in away). Also, have had some muc?

Black stool: Black stool can be caused by bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, taking iron or taking peptobismol or kaopectate. The presence of mucus in the stool occurs with irritable bowel syndrome or mild rectal inflammation. A simple stool test in the physicians office can detect occult blood in stool. If positive, consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...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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My 2 year old son has a hard time pooping. When he finally goes its hard and they are tiny balls of poop. Should i be concerned?

My 2 year old son has a hard time pooping. When he finally goes its hard and they are tiny balls of poop. Should i be concerned?

Yes: Discomfort during stooling @ this age can set up a pattern of holding/retention that can prolong the problem for years. The final segment of the large intestine can balloon & become weakened. Early & long term effort to keep stools soft & attention to regular emptying helps. Therapy for twice the duration of the issue is often necessary as recurrence usually occurs with shorter treatment. ...Read more

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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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I have small black balls mixed in with my poop. Looks like raisins in light brown stool. What could be causing this?

I have small black balls mixed in with my poop. Looks like raisins in light brown stool. What could be causing this?

Black pigment: Black pigment in stool can be due to blood from high in the digestive tract(stomach and duodenum) or medications like peptobismol or iron containing supplements. Light brown stool is usually associated with loose movements. Your physician can do an examination of a stool sample in the office and test it easily for hidden blood. ...Read more

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How do u know if u have hemroids? Everytime I poop i always feel my butt and it's these 2 balls there that's hard is that normal

Sounds like that: The findings of protrusion of firm or soft tissue after defecation along with resolution of those protrusions after some period, is consistent with hemorrhoids at your age. Older female patients can present with rectal prolapse. The treatment is stool softeners in the form of dietary or supplemental fiber, fluids (water) and exercise (walking). If they persist, they can be removed. ...Read more

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My 3yr old i pooping hard pellets cuvered with mucus with little blood. Only in the mornings her first trip to the bathroom and in painz?

My 3yr old i pooping hard pellets cuvered with mucus with little blood. Only in the mornings her first trip to the bathroom and in painz?

Constipation: Constipation is extremely common. When stools are very hard and difficult to have, it means that your child is constipated. I recommend miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or an off brand of the same thing, which is just a sugar that our bodies do not absorb. Give 1 cap full in 8 oz of fluid (water is fine) every day. We want to stools to be mushy like applesauce so play with the dose, but give it every day. ...Read more

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I feel pain when I'm pooping usually its hard stool. Last time I poop there was a small amount of blood on my stool. What can it be and the cause?

I feel pain when I'm pooping usually its hard stool. Last time I poop there was a small amount of blood on my stool. What can it be and the cause?

Anal Fissure: If you are not drinking enough fluids and/or are not eating enough food with fiber these stools are hard to pass. It sounds like you have a hemorrhoid or a tear inside your anus. Please add lots of fiber and fluids and consider seeing your physician. ...Read more

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Low pressure near rectum gives the feeling I need to poop all the time for last few days poop changed from hard balls to pencil thin what could it be?

Low pressure near rectum gives the feeling I need to poop all the time for last few days poop changed from hard balls to pencil thin what could it be?

Be seen: That story would prompt me to suggest a colonoscopy, despite your young age. Cancers can occur in your age group, though they are certainly more common in older individuals. ...Read more

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When I poop at the end I feel that i didn't finish like a small bit is stuck but even when I strain nothing gets out when I try harder I feel pain anus?

When I poop at the end I feel that i didn't finish like a small bit is stuck but even when I strain nothing gets out when I try harder I feel pain anus?

Stools: It is highly unlikely that some stools are stuck given that you did have a bowel motion. The sensation you talk of may very well be of a hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pains nausea and hard to poop but when I do its only a little that comes out and it's a soft stool been waking up for the past 4 or 5 days with stomach aches plus nausea and I feel like I have to poop but I have to force it out and

What causes stomach pains nausea and hard to poop but when I do its only a little that comes out and it's a soft stool been waking up for the past 4 or 5 days with stomach aches plus nausea and I feel like I have to poop but I have to force it out and

You : You could be dealing with a mild case of a stomach flu (gastroenteritis). Symptoms usually resolve in about a week or so. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids and eating a bland diet avoiding greasy, spicy, and acidic foods. If your symptoms do not resolve soon schedule a visit with your primary care provider.
I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Feeling hard belly with pain sometimes, continous constipation, feeling like stomach is full but only little poop is coming out. Lower back pain.

Feeling hard belly with pain sometimes, continous constipation, feeling like stomach is full but only little poop is coming out. Lower back pain.

Probably Diet: If you have other symptoms like fever, sever local abdominal pain or darkening urine, get medical evaluation. Have you tried non-prescription laxative, stool softeners (dss), glycerin suppositories? Consider adding a bulk former like psyllium seed (metamucil) to soften your stool. Also, make sure you get at least 30gm of fiber daily. ...Read more

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I wiped and the toilet paper was a little light pink. It hurts when I poop and it's kinda hard. What does this mean? I'm going to see my doc soon

I wiped and the toilet paper was a little light pink. It hurts when I poop and it's kinda hard. What does this mean? I'm going to see my doc soon

Probably hemorhoids: But see the g.i. dr. to be sure, depends on age, if after age 40, cancer more likely but usually not espec. If nonsmoker, no family history, if you have constipation and hemorrhoids it is likely this or a fissure[break in skin] or something you ate that is red or pink ...Read more

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Stool with little bright blood. This is 2nd time should I be worried. Stool are not hard &i don't have any difficulty to poop. I go every day. Color yellow?

Stool with little bright blood. This is 2nd time should I be worried. Stool are not hard &i don't have any difficulty to poop. I go every day. Color yellow?

Heme + stool: Blood in the stool is never normal. Could be due to minor lacerations of the rectum or colon, hemorrhoids, ibs, or a more serious condition (colon cancer-rare at your age). Either way, you need to be seen by a GI doctor and evaluated for your heme + stool. Best wishes. ...Read more

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