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What Causes Abdominal Cramps During Defecation?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Respected Doctor,
My baby girl 1.5month old Weight: 3.5kg everything is normal only problem is sleeping problem & before passing stool she cramping her abdomen & crying so we go for Stool RE, report shows PUS cell COUNTING : 18-20..& VEG CELL PRESENT & MICROORGANISMS PRESENT. Is it really problematic for baby & what should we do. Baby is under breastfeeding & baby's mom taking MUCI -BELL FOR CONSTIPATION PROBLEM.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is normal... don't worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi....This is normal. Don't worry. Precisely speaking this is not constipation. Babies of this age sometimes pass stools only once in 7-10 days.

Another important point to note is that - As adults we know the sensation of motion Comin. But such a young baby wouldn't recognize it as motion sensation. So the only way a baby of this age can express, is by crying. There need not necessarily be pain. Cry us the only mode of expression.

Coming to the issue of sleep, some babies take some time for getting adjusted to circadian rhythm. Sometimes it can take as long as 6 months too.

If your baby is feeding well and gaining weight well and otherwise active and playful, you need not worry.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (11 minutes later)
So sir according to you PUS CELL COUNTING 18-20 & veg cell present microorganism present these are all NORMAL for 1.5month baby?..I was really worrid for this stool report...so its absolutely OK no need to worry specially for pus cell? ?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Please do not worry about the stool report

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... Please do not worry about the stool report. It shouldn't have been performed in the first place. The symptoms you are quoting are not the indications to perform a stool routine examination, especially in a 1.5 months old baby.

The stool report is normal.

At this age the most important points are - good feeding and activities of the baby. If these are good, don't worry.

I wish your kid a bright future. If you need any future medical consultation and suggestions, I will be glad to help. You can approach me at the following link.

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In this way even in health care magic you can follow up always with a single doctor who knows the history of your kid completely. Please find the link below -

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Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Abdominal Cramps During Defecation?

Brief Answer: This is normal... don't worry Detailed Answer: Hi....This is normal. Don't worry. Precisely speaking this is not constipation. Babies of this age sometimes pass stools only once in 7-10 days. Another important point to note is that - As adults we know the sensation of motion Comin. But such a young baby wouldn't recognize it as motion sensation. So the only way a baby of this age can express, is by crying. There need not necessarily be pain. Cry us the only mode of expression. Coming to the issue of sleep, some babies take some time for getting adjusted to circadian rhythm. Sometimes it can take as long as 6 months too. If your baby is feeding well and gaining weight well and otherwise active and playful, you need not worry. Regards - Dr. Sumanth