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My 17 month old daughter has been having what looks like pulp

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My 17 month old daughter has been having what looks like pulp in her stool. they pop open too
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 years ago.

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Did you have her stool tested?

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How frequently does she pass it?

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Does she have any other symptom?

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How is her feeding?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

sorry something went crazy with the computer


 

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 years ago.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it has happened a couple of months ago and then it went away then it came back when she had an unexplained fever

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 years ago.
Did she have any test?

Does she have any fever now?

How is feeding?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes she had a cedif? and rotovirus and many other tests most came back neg waiting on 3 more test results...she is eating just fine. she goes through days when she doesnt want anything really then days she does

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

There can be a few possibilities.

Pulp like material in the stool can be mucus.

Mucus can present in infection, inflammation.

When she had fever, the possibility of infection is there.

Undigested food particles can appear like this.

Try to give bland food

You should wait for the result of the remaining tests.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask

Warm regards
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

do you think its a parasite? do i need to worry? possibly an milk allergy


 

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 years ago.
Parasitic infection can be possible.

If the test indicates such issue it can be treated adequately.

Do not worry.

Food allergy can cause undigested food material to appear in the stool.

Milk allergy can occur in small babies.

You can avoid milk for a few days to rule out milk allergy and check whether it improves.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what test should i make sure they run

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 years ago.
Which test results are pending?

Please write the results of the tests you have already.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

cedif neg rotovirus neg and i have no idea which others...i requested a liver fluke test could it be that

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 years ago.

Liver fluke is not very common.

 

It does not seem like liver fluke which settles in bile ducts.

 

Giardia infection can be possible.

 

Tape worm is another possible cause.

Segments of tapeworm may be seen in stool.

 

One stool test may not detect the organism.

 

Several stool sample tests can be needed.

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