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Found mucus in stools, colored light to dark green. Diagnosed with GERD. Feeling sick. Taking lactose free diet. What can be done?

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Hi my son is 11 months old. He was diagnosed with gerd at 6 weeks old however a lot better now. He has mucous in his stools at least once a day. And some times it is contonious for upto 2 weeks. The colours vary from light green to dark green. However when he has a normal stool its colour is brown n solid but the next stool is the complete opposite mucus and green and smells of chemical unsure of what exactly. He also has sudden high tempreture around 39.6 degrees and cones on in seconds these do not corrospond with the stools and there is no symptoms of anything unwell. This has been going on for around 4/5 months now. Hes on a complete dairy and lactose free diet. Hes had many stool, urine and blood tests all come back negative except stools show mucus. He is now registered at hospital and peds but was just curious in what it can be. We saw the consultant for the first time today so no investigations have taken place yet. Thanks
Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 1 hour later


Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Regarding that GERD apart from the medicines as prescribed by your doctor take the following measures.

Do not let him lie down in the bed immediately after a meal.
Head end elevation of the bed may help.
Burp him properly after a meal.

Green color of the stool indicates increased gastric motility and is not of much significance. You also mentioned that the stool has no blood in it (all investigations are normal)

If your child has fever spikes further investigation are required.
Does he cry while passing urine?
Is there increased frequency of urination?
Is there history of sore throat?
Is he loosing weight?
Are there any chills associated with fever?

Based on these answers further blood and urine investigations including a X XXXXXXX chest, CBC, peripheral smear for MP, Mantoux, urine microscopy, urine culture and sensitivity, blood culture, etc may be required to arrive at a diagnosis.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatric
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