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My 2 year old son is having mustard colored bowel movements that tend to be mushy? Is this something serious? This has been going on off and on for at least a month or two.


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replied May 8th, 2010
Toddlers Answer A11855
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned about the mustard colored bowel movements that tend to be mushy in your son.
A range of yellow, mustard to yellow/green colored feces shall cause you no worry as it’s pretty normal among the baby or the child to have feces grouped under this category. It’s very common that babies or children have greenish or yellowish feces. As long as they feel happy, healthy or are doing well with their daily activities without the presence of any other symptoms (such as vomiting, stomachache, tummy ache, nausea), there’s nothing for parents to worry about.
When you notice mucous, loose or watery feces for several diaper changes, severe diarrhea with blood in it, or dark red jelly-looking feces accompanying with abdominal pain, please consult your doctor right away.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.




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