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DS (17 months) just pooed out mucus - Is that normal?

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Quootiepie Tue 11-Sep-07 13:34:04

He did it maybe a week ago, but I thought maybe it was something else that he had slipped into his nappy or something, but today he farted, like he was pooing, so I change dhis nappy and it was mucus - not a huge amount, just like the amount you get when you blow your nose when it's all gooey (sorry!). Is that normal?

Quootiepie Tue 11-Sep-07 13:40:38

bump before I go out x

Niecie Tue 11-Sep-07 13:43:44

I used to get that when ds2 had a cold. Or he has a slightly upset tummy. Is he teething at all - I know that it is not supposed to affect their tummies but sometimes all that saliva can loosen things up a bit.

Quootiepie Tue 11-Sep-07 13:44:58

I think he is, well, he has been whingy the last 2 days and had a temperature.

MintyDixCharrington Tue 11-Sep-07 13:46:05

yes, if he is generally snotty he will have been swallowing it and it can come out v gooey

poor him!

Niecie Tue 11-Sep-07 13:49:57

If he has a temperature and no cold my money would be on a slight tummy bug.

Having said that maybe he has a sore throat. Is he eating?

merryberry Tue 11-Sep-07 14:03:44

qp, mucus in bm's can >sometimes< indicate a problem in the mechanical funtion of the bowel - i would take to docs for this symptom. i hope he feels better soon x

Quootiepie Tue 11-Sep-07 15:58:34

oh, he has been eating tons less and had smelly breath so possibly a sore throat...?

MrsPuddleduck Tue 11-Sep-07 16:12:24

This happens to my DS when he is teething.

He's not cutting a molar is he?

I tend to only notice once they are through blush

Quootiepie Tue 11-Sep-07 16:15:04

erm, Ill have to have a look - I have lost track of his teeth blush

Quootiepie Tue 11-Sep-07 16:15:27

O, by the way it was just mucus, no poo.

Quootiepie Tue 11-Sep-07 16:18:25

he is getting something through at the top between his molar and front 4 teeth.

MrsPuddleduck Tue 11-Sep-07 16:43:54

I thought that the incisors were supposed to be the worst to cut so it could be that.

See how he gets on over the next few days.

Quootiepie Tue 11-Sep-07 17:11:29

ok, thanks

merryberry Wed 12-Sep-07 07:50:18

qp if he still hasn't pooed actual poo i would go gp

Quootiepie Wed 12-Sep-07 11:45:41

Oh, he still does (loads!) or normal poos aswell, just this time it was all muscus.

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