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My 2 year old has just passed a small grey stool in her

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My 2 year old has just passed a small grey stool in her nappy should I be concerned?

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
That isn't anything to be concerned about--there's no bleeding there

At most she might have a mild case of diarrhea but I wouldn't be worried

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why is her stool grey? It isn't normally.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She hasn't opened her bowels for 2 days now . Yesterday she just smeared a stain then today she passed a grey small lump

That from the rapid transit from the diarrhea

I don't think there's an infection there but have her doctor check it out with a stool culture

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She hasn't had diahorrea
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She has ongoing constipation issues. It's ok I've rang 111 and awaiting their response

Can I ask why the negative rating?

I'm a user of this site like you and that impacts on my quality score

Was that a mistake or did you need more information?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She hasn't had diarrhea I feel like I've wasted my money and I'm worried about my daughter.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have you read the information I've gave you? I do not like your tone. Please pass me onto another professional
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No problem

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks. Like I've mentioned she hasn't had diarrohea, I'm slightly confused.Your rating reflects the advice given. And as a user I'm entitled to rate

Hello again, is your daughter otherwise well currently? Eating and drinking/no fevers etc

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She hasn't eaten for 2 days drinking less no fever

Thanks, ***** ***** grey stool just appears to be a compacted stool from constipation, I am not concerned about this. I would however increase the laxative. This constipation would make a child eat less so it would be wise to improve this

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks
How much lactulose should I give her? She's 2.5 year old and 11kg

Thanks, ***** ***** are your currently giving...I think you said 2.5ml once daily?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't want to be giving her laxatives daily as it will make her bowel lazy

I don't think you really have a choice. The alternative of not giving them is allowing your daughter risk worsening constipation which can be painful and inevitable effect what she eats and drinks, as well as causing tummy ache

You should be under paediatrics moving forward though to help with a longer term solution, but for now, a laxative is the only immediate option

I can advise you on the dose if you like. Otherwise I am logging of now and will have to pick this up some other time. Hope you get this resolved soon. Take care

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She has 3ml twice a day
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We currently now have moved from movicol to lactulose and we give this twice a day 3ml on a morning and one on a night but she now hasn't had a proper poo for over 3 days. I really need help with what dose to give. I want her to pass a formed poo daily without pain so just something to soften it a little

Thanks, ***** ***** can increase to 5ml twice daily. For her age you can go up to 10ml twice daily depending on the response.

Please could you kindly amend your rating, as by answering your question I take on the 1 star. Thank you

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