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Stool green and pasty, difficulty in bowel movement. What is the cause?

my 5 1/12 wk old son stool often has been green and pasty , sometimes he goes upo to 2 days without pooping.. he turns real red cries when he tries to push it out . he just seems so uncomfortable and latley i have been having to help him by taking a q tip and vasaline and move it around ( just the tip of the q tip) until he goes instantly.... what may be causing this
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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his digestive system may not be developed to digest the milk completely. this may be lactose intolerence. Get a pediatrician's opinion for the same.
As for the cries while trying to push the stools, apply lignocaine jelly around the anus or him in a sitting position in a tub filled with warm water. This will give a soothing sense and his motions will pass without pain.
A pediatric surgeon should be consulted to find if your son has an anal fissure which is nothing but a tear at the anal wall due to passage of hard stools.
take care
wish you good health
Answered: Sat, 2 Nov 2013
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