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What does this stool test report suggest?

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Posted on Thu, 24 Sep 2015
Question: Stool test was done for my 2 and half mnth child resulting into positive report og reducing substances.is he diabetic
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Reducing substance does not suggests diabetes

Detailed Answer:
Hello

I can understand your concern.Reducing substance in stool does not suggests diabetes.
Presence of reducing substance in stool indicates that carbohydrates are not getting absorbed properly.This is very common finding during loose stool due to secondary lactase deficiency.This is the reason fruit juice,milk and high sugar containing foods should be avoided as this may further aggravate the loose stool.
This lactase deficiency is transient in nature and improves within 5-7 days.Normal diet can be resumed once loose stool improves.

So don't get worried as this is not due to diabetes and it improves within few days.

Please let me know if you have any more query.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (1 hour later)
Dear Sir, as you ve mentioned that milk should be avoided but my child is 2 and half months old and he depends on mothers milk.pls suggest on this.
Regds XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can continue breast feed

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up


You can continue giving breast milk if baby is predominantly breast fed.
I would like to mention that by this age he should not be predominantly breast fed.The nutritional demand could not be met properly by predominant breast feed.
You should now give him regular home foods for proper growth.
By the way right now give him breast feed and other fluids to prevent dehydration.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What does this stool test report suggest?

Brief Answer: Reducing substance does not suggests diabetes Detailed Answer: Hello I can understand your concern.Reducing substance in stool does not suggests diabetes. Presence of reducing substance in stool indicates that carbohydrates are not getting absorbed properly.This is very common finding during loose stool due to secondary lactase deficiency.This is the reason fruit juice,milk and high sugar containing foods should be avoided as this may further aggravate the loose stool. This lactase deficiency is transient in nature and improves within 5-7 days.Normal diet can be resumed once loose stool improves. So don't get worried as this is not due to diabetes and it improves within few days. Please let me know if you have any more query. Regards