Abnormal-looking stoolAAbnormal-looking stoolAbnormal-looking stoolEnglishGastrointestinalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Large Intestine/ColonLarge intestine;RectumConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-10-14T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000064.0000000000000227.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An easy-to-understand overview of the signs, symptoms, and medical options for children with unusual feces.</p><h2>What causes abnormal-looking stool?</h2><p>Most changes in a child's stool (feces) are due to a change in diet. Changes in diet may cause changes in:</p><ul><li>colour</li><li>smell</li><li>consistency</li><li>amount of stool</li></ul><p>Many medicines can affect what stool looks like. If your baby or child is taking medication, ask your pharmacist if you should expect a change in stool. Some changes that last more than a few days may require medical attention.</p> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Most changes in stool are due to a change in diet.</li> <li>Runny green or mustard-coloured stool is common in breast-fed babies.</li> <li>Pale stool accompanied by yellowish skin and eyes, or dark urine may indicate hepatitis. Seek medical attention right away.</li> <li>Red and jelly-like stool is considered an emergency. Call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department. Do not give your child anything to eat or drink while waiting for the ambulance.</li> <li>Small amounts of blood lining the stool are common in children who are constipated. This is not an emergency.</li> </ul> <h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p><strong>Make an appointment with your child's doctor if:</strong></p> <ul> <li>your child seems sick and the stool does not return to its normal colour in a few days</li> <li>your child has blood in the stool and constipation is not the reason</li> <li>your child's stool continues to be very pale</li> <li>your baby has green, runny stool and seems sick with other symptoms</li> <li>your baby has green, runny stool but is bottle-fed only</li> </ul> <p><strong>See a doctor right away, or go to the nearest Emergency Department, if:</strong></p> <ul> <li>your baby or child has red and jelly-like stool. Do not give your child anything to eat or drink while waiting for the ambulance</li> <li>your child has yellowish skin or yellowish whites of the eyes</li> <li>your child has dark urine (brown or black in colour)</li> <li>your child's stool is an abnormal colour after taking medication</li> </ul>
Selles anormalesSSelles anormalesAbnormal-looking stoolFrenchGastrointestinalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Large Intestine/ColonLarge intestine;RectumConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-10-14T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000064.0000000000000227.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-ZUn aperçu facile à comprendre des signes, des symptômes et des possibilités médicales pour les enfants dont les selles sont anormales. <h2>Qu’est-ce qui cause des selles d’apparence anormale?</h2><p>La plupart des changements aux selles d’un bébé (fèces) sont attribuables à un changement à l’alimentation. Les changements à l’alimentation peuvent entraîner des changements :</p><ul><li>à la couleur;</li><li>à l’odeur;</li><li>à la consistance;</li><li>à la quantité.</li></ul><p>De nombreux médicaments peuvent modifier l’apparence des selles. Si votre bébé ou votre enfant prend des médicaments, demandez à votre pharmacien si vous devez vous attendre à un changement dans les selles. Certains changements qui durent plus que quelques jours pourraient nécessiter des soins médicaux. </p><br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>La plupart des changements aux selles sont attribuables à un changement dans l’alimentation.</li> <li>Les selles liquides verdâtres ou jaune moutarde sont fréquentes chez les bébés allaités.</li> <li>Les selles pâles accompagnées d’une peau ou d’yeux jaunes, ou d’urine foncée, peuvent être un signe d’hépatite. Consultez un médecin immédiatement.</li> <li>Les selles rouges et s’apparentant à de la gelée sont considérées comme une urgence médicale. Composez le 9-1-1- ou votre service d’urgence local. Ne donnez rien à manger ni à boire à votre enfant pendant que vous attendez l’ambulance.</li> <li>De petites quantités de sang dans les selles sont courantes chez les enfants constipés. Il ne s’agit pas d’une urgence.</li> </ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2> <p><strong>Prenez un rendez-vous avec le médecin de votre enfant si :</strong></p> <ul> <li>votre enfant a l’air malade et les selles ne reprennent pas leur couleur normale en quelques jours;</li> <li>votre enfant a du sang dans ses selles, et il n’est pas constipé;</li> <li>les selles de votre enfant sont toujours très pâles;</li> <li>votre bébé a des selles verdâtres et liquides, a l’air malade et a d’autres symptômes;</li> <li>votre bébé a des selles verdâtres et liquides, mais il est nourri au biberon uniquement.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Consultez un médecin immédiatement ou allez à une salle d’urgence le plus près si :</strong></p> <ul> <li>votre bébé ou votre enfant a des selles rouges s’apparentant à de la gelée; composez le 9-1-1 ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus près et ne lui donnez rien à manger ni à boire pendant que vous attendez l’ambulance;</li> <li>votre enfant a la peau ou les jeux jaunes;</li> <li>votre enfant a une urine foncée (brune ou noir);</li> <li>les selles de votre enfant sont d’une couleur anormale après qu’il a commencé à prendre des médicaments. </li> </ul>

 

 

Abnormal-looking stool4.00000000000000Abnormal-looking stoolAbnormal-looking stoolAEnglishGastrointestinalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Large Intestine/ColonLarge intestine;RectumConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-10-14T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000064.0000000000000227.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An easy-to-understand overview of the signs, symptoms, and medical options for children with unusual feces.</p><h2>What causes abnormal-looking stool?</h2><p>Most changes in a child's stool (feces) are due to a change in diet. Changes in diet may cause changes in:</p><ul><li>colour</li><li>smell</li><li>consistency</li><li>amount of stool</li></ul><p>Many medicines can affect what stool looks like. If your baby or child is taking medication, ask your pharmacist if you should expect a change in stool. Some changes that last more than a few days may require medical attention.</p> <br><h2>Types of abnormal-looking stool</h2> <h3>Brightly-coloured stool</h3> <p>Breast-fed babies usually produce a mustard-yellow coloured stool. They may also produce green, runny stool. This is normal. It should not be a concern. </p> <p>In older babies and children, green, runny stool is usually a sign of <a href="/Article?contentid=907&language=English">gastroenteritis</a>. This is also called "stomach flu". Your child may need to see a doctor.</p> <h3>Pale stool</h3> <p>Whitish, light-coloured stool may be a sign of a bile duct blockage. </p> <p>Floating and foul-smelling stools can be a sign of malabsorption. Malabsorption is when the digestive system does not absorb nutrients adequately. It may occur if your child has intolerance to, a digestive problem with, or an allergy to a certain food. </p> <p>If your child has pale stool with yellowish skin and eyes, or dark urine, they may have <a href="/Article?contentid=819&language=English">hepatitis</a>. See a doctor right away.</p> <h3>Bloody stool</h3> <p>Small amounts of fresh blood are common in children who are constipated and straining when passing stool. </p> <p>Bloody, slimy or mucusy stool may be a sign of infection. It may also mean inflammation of the large intestine or rectum. </p> <p>If your baby or child's stool has a red, jelly-like appearance, see a doctor right away. Make sure to tell your doctor if your child also has severe stomach pain and a pale complexion. This type of stool may be caused by intestinal obstruction. </p> <p>Children with bloody stool may be suffering from <a href="/Article?contentid=821&language=English">inflammatory bowel disease</a>. </p> <h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Most changes in stool are due to a change in diet.</li> <li>Runny green or mustard-coloured stool is common in breast-fed babies.</li> <li>Pale stool accompanied by yellowish skin and eyes, or dark urine may indicate hepatitis. Seek medical attention right away.</li> <li>Red and jelly-like stool is considered an emergency. Call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department. Do not give your child anything to eat or drink while waiting for the ambulance.</li> <li>Small amounts of blood lining the stool are common in children who are constipated. This is not an emergency.</li> </ul> <h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p><strong>Make an appointment with your child's doctor if:</strong></p> <ul> <li>your child seems sick and the stool does not return to its normal colour in a few days</li> <li>your child has blood in the stool and constipation is not the reason</li> <li>your child's stool continues to be very pale</li> <li>your baby has green, runny stool and seems sick with other symptoms</li> <li>your baby has green, runny stool but is bottle-fed only</li> </ul> <p><strong>See a doctor right away, or go to the nearest Emergency Department, if:</strong></p> <ul> <li>your baby or child has red and jelly-like stool. Do not give your child anything to eat or drink while waiting for the ambulance</li> <li>your child has yellowish skin or yellowish whites of the eyes</li> <li>your child has dark urine (brown or black in colour)</li> <li>your child's stool is an abnormal colour after taking medication</li> </ul> https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/abnormal_looking_stool.jpgAbnormal-looking stoolFalse

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