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Is it normal for a toddler to have yellow poop?

Is it normal for a toddler to have yellow poop?

Can be: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can too much milk cause pale yellow poop in toddlers?

Hello docs. I was wondering can too much milk cause pale yellow poop in toddlers?

NOT REALLY: Too much milk intake is not recommended after 1 year of age. They need more solid food. Give the toddler mixed balanced food. From 1 to 2 year, vitamin-d milk, then 2%, 8 ounces 2-3 times daily is enough.
Bring the stool issue to the attention of toddler's pediatrician, bring some stool during next visit so that the doctor gets a look and comment. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my 2nd child who is a week old and her poop smells pretty bad. Poop looks normal, yellow. Is the reason for a bed smell?

Prob Normal: Breastfed babies normal stool are usually yellow ; pasty in consistency, ; often malodorous. Babies have limited gut microbes at birth. Babies born vaginally acquire good healthy microbes/bacteria during birth from birth canal that those born by c-section miss. Breastfed babies acquire good microbes from mom's from nursing. Odor of stool commonly comes from breakdown by gut microbes. ...Read more

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My 2 year old child has yellow pasty poop. What is the cause for this? He had a stomach virus recently, but he had this several weeks ago as well for about 2-3 days. It went away. And it just came back again.

My 2 year old child has yellow pasty poop. What is the cause for this? He had a stomach virus recently, but he had this several weeks ago as well for about 2-3 days. It went away. And it just came back again.

Good: Good news! The only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, blue, or even purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet. If he has a persistent change in his stool habits, you should contact his physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern.

If he is having continued diarrhea, or a change in color unrelated to diet, give his doctor a call. They may want to check his stool for bacterial, viruses, parasites, and other things to give clues as to why he is having this ongoing problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi Dr. My child is 23days old n he has a yellow stool n it's like it's stretching like elastic, is that normal?

Hi Dr. My child is 23days old n he has a yellow stool n it's like it's stretching like elastic, is that normal?

See below: You must be breast feeding, as yellow mushy stools are seen especially with breast fed infants. He may stool after every feeding. Make sure infant is urinating 6-8 times a day or you may need to add some water to his diet.. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have yellow foamy like poop?

What does it mean if you have yellow foamy like poop?

Fat Malabsorption: Yellow foaming stools may be due to fat malabsorption and need to be evaluated dy your doctor. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause yellow poop?

Could anxiety cause yellow poop?

Anxiety: Can effect the bowels and cause looser stools but does not effect color. Foods can affect color. ...Read more

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What makes your poop watery and yellow?

What makes your poop watery and yellow?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be caused from bacterial or viral infections. It can also be the result of certain foods you eat or malabsorption issues. If chronic, best to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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My sons poop is bright yellow after taking suppositories y is that?

Poop Color: The color of stool means little unless there is no color or it is black and tarry or bloody. Then these indicate liver or bleeding problems. The yellow may indicate dyes in the suppository or a reaction to foods or viruses. Not to worry Mom. ...Read more

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My 8 monlth old is having watery yellow seeding poop what is wrong.

My 8 monlth old is having watery yellow seeding poop what is wrong.

Loose stools: If it's too loose and watery and frequenting accompanied by fever and vomiting, he may be getting sick. Give him liquids slowly by mouth to keep him hydrated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you try to poop yellow watery stuff comes out?

What does it mean when you try to poop yellow watery stuff comes out?

Loose watery stools: Loose watery stools are also called diarrhea and can be due to a virus, bacterial or prtozoal infection. And sometimes a side effects of antibiotics, lactose intolerance or malabsorption of food like celiac disease
depends if it is acute which is self limiting and just needs oral fluids to prevent dehydration
if it is chroniv it needs to be evaluated and checked in detail to find the cause. ...Read more

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I am bleeding when I poop and there's this yellow gooey stuff, what to do?

I am bleeding when I poop and there's this yellow gooey stuff, what to do?

See your doctor: There are many potential causes of your bleeding, but anytime you have rectal bleeding it is important to seek out the source. It may turn out to be nothing important, but there is always the chance that it may be related to something serious, such as colon cancer, so you shouldn't ignore it. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is wrong? I have yellow poop often. Is there something up with my gallbladder?

What is wrong? I have yellow poop often. Is there something up with my gallbladder?

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

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Why does my 6 week old have really dark green and really thick poop sometimes has a little bit of yellow in it?

Why does my 6 week old have really dark green and really thick poop sometimes has a little bit of yellow in it?

Baby poop: Meconium (green stools) are normal in babies. It takes a while for the liver to get up to speed in in newborns. It is important for digestion and stool color. when it is new, the stool will be normal. As the baby grows the stool will get darker and eventually brown. ...Read more

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My three-month-old BF baby has normally had yellow colored poop. But tonight she just had a green poop is that normal?

My three-month-old BF baby has normally had yellow colored poop. But tonight she just had a green poop is that normal?

Breast milk poo: The stool of breast fed babies can vary in color and consistency without cause for concern, provided there is no blood, fever, vomiting, irritability, abdominal distension or loss of weight. If other children in the home or daycare are having similar symptoms, it may be due to infection. ...Read more

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My poop is yellow and has some nut shape stuff in it. It is very easy to pass this and it is watery. What might be wrong?

My poop is yellow and has some nut shape stuff in it. It is very easy to pass this and it is watery. What might be wrong?

Nothing's wrong: The appearance of feces is highly dependent on diet. If you eat nuts, you are liable to see undigested nut fragment in the stool. Aside from bright red blood, stool can vary from pale yellow to green to very dark and still be normal. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I been salads anddrinking waterforthe past 3days and I'm having yellow stringy poop. Could a changein my diet cause this?

I been salads anddrinking waterforthe past 3days and I'm having yellow stringy poop. Could a changein my diet cause this?

Yes: The color and consistency of our stool is most commonly a result of what we eat and drink. In your case the addition of almost exclusively vegetable fiber and water has given your stool this appearance, it will regulate as the body adapts to the change in diet. ...Read more

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Why is my one year old pooping so watery and yellow? He doesn't seem sick or anything he's been acting like he usually does.

Why is my one year old pooping so watery and yellow? He doesn't seem sick or anything he's been acting like he usually does.

Possible dietary: Change. It is not uncommon for BM's to become loose if a toddler is drinking more than 4 oz of juice a dat, eating a lot of fresh fruit, or sometimes from lactose intolerance when switiching from formula to milk. I agree that most viral gastroenteritis is usually associated with vomiting or loss of appetite, but not always. Yellow/ green stools occur from rapid transit time from eating to BM ...Read more

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Baby is 2 months her poop is green, sometimes green/yellow with seeds like the first week she was born with the seeds. Is this normal?

Baby is 2 months her poop is green, sometimes green/yellow with seeds like the first week she was born with the seeds. Is this normal?

Pretty common: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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My breastfed 2 weeks old son is pooping 5 to 6 times a day in which he poops 1 or 2 times in runny white color (only in the evenings) but, rest all times he poops in yellow color. Is it normal?

My breastfed 2 weeks old son is pooping 5 to 6 times a day in which he poops 1 or 2 times in runny white color (only in the evenings) but, rest all times he poops in yellow color. Is it normal?

Yes: Stool color and consistency (how runny or how solid) can vary greatly, but frequency is the more important variable. Your baby is pooping in the normal range, may want to check in with the doctor if the stool is predominantly whitish ...Read more

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What do you eat when your pooping yellow?

Many things: There are many possibilities. Keep a food diary for yourself to determine what foods cause what color/characteristic of stools within you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have yellow poop?

Is it normal to have yellow poop?

Yes: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have runny yellow poop?

What does it mean when you have runny yellow poop?

Diarrhea: 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

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What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny?

What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny?

Steatorrhea.: A yellow, runny bowel movement, especially if it's foamy and floats in the water, is usually due to a high amount of fat in the stool, which could be due to an issue of malabsorption. ...Read more

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What causes a baby's poop to be yellow? I know its normal but I'm curious.

What causes a baby's poop to be yellow? I know its normal but I'm curious.

Pigment: Bile/digestive pigments constitute to the yellowish, orangish, brownish colors. Early in life the quantities of this pigment can vary. The first stools are black/meconium then once the intestinal tract matures the stool becomes more seedy, yellowish-brown. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have green poop and I don't think its natural its like a light yellow dark green color?

Green feces: Green feces can be caused by rapid transit of the stool through the intestines. ...Read more

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My 19 month old twins have foamy/frothy light yellow poops. They seem to be acting normal.

My 19 month old twins have foamy/frothy light yellow poops. They seem to be acting normal.

Evaluate if persist: Do consult Healthtap, since it may not be a quick answer. It can be nl if transient. If blood noted, it needs stool testing. Some intolerance to lactose/ fats etc mat present like this. Excessive milk may cause it....there are many more causes depending on the detailed history. ...Read more

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Yellow poop during 8 months poignancy - past 18 hours & loose - should I be worried for my Fiancee?

Depends...: Yellow stools can be related to malabsorption. It can be food poisoning. If she has diarrhea, you want to make sure that she remains hydrated with adequate water intake. If she has vomiting as well, it may be worthwhile to see a doctor to get IV fluids. Moderate to sever dehydration can put stress on fetal growth. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days my poop has been yellow, smooth and soft. The odor has became more strong and unpleasant. What is wrong with it?

For the past 2 days my poop has been yellow, smooth and soft. The odor has became more strong and unpleasant. What is wrong with it?

What's the cause?: "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

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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?

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?

Sounds normal: Stool color is made by the bile from your liver. The color range goes from dark green through the yellows and browns based on how the bile is changed in transit. What you describe is well within the range of normal. ...Read more

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My breastfed 2 weeks old son is pooping 5 to 6 times a day in which he poops 1 or 2 times in light yellow color instead of dark yellow. Is it normal?

My breastfed 2 weeks old son is pooping 5 to 6 times a day in which he poops 1 or 2 times in light yellow color instead of dark yellow. Is it normal?

Normal in some: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days. The poo color ranges through dark green to yellows & browns based on digestive action. It is normal. ...Read more

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My 8 week old started having very smelly farts and large poops that fill her whole diaper. Still mustard yellow. Why so smelly now?? Formula & BF

My 8 week old started having very smelly farts and large poops that fill her whole diaper. Still mustard yellow. Why so smelly now?? Formula & BF

Gut bacteria: Babies swallow air when they eat and have germs in their intestine.The intestinal germs include whatever they suck off their fingers that survives the stomach acid. These germs live off the undigested material in the gut & produce a variety of gasses during that process. Swallowed air plus gut gas produces stinky farts. Sometimes adding probiotics to their feeds can change but not eliminate the odor ...Read more

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What do u eat to make your poop darker? Its been light brown with a little yellow recently ever since I returned home what can I eat to make it darker

The Color of Stool: This is perhaps the first time this question has ever been asked in any forum for health. There is absolutely no reason to be concerned about the color of one's stool when all else is normal. It is, quite frankly, bizarre to even be worrying about this. Why are you even spending a minute thinking about this? What possible reason would you have to need your stool to be a different color? ...Read more

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My 7 month old has liquid yellow poop, why?

My 7 month old has liquid yellow poop, why?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. Loose means less water extracd. ...Read more

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Does low iron & vitaman b cause yellow poop?

Does low iron & vitaman b cause yellow poop?

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

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