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Child suffering from septo optic dysplasia. On medicines. Passes very dry , sandy, coffee ground like stools. Matter of concern?

Hi, My daugher is almost four yrs old. She is currently taking Hydrocortisone , Levothyroxin, Valproic acid , Nev Tropin and Meletonin on a daily basis. She has Septo Optic Dysplasia . I know medications can have an effect on stools .. so thats why I included them. Lately she has been having dry sandy almost coffee ground like stools. It smells so much that i can tell she went from across the house almost instantly. The color seems reletivly normal though. It s not dark or mucousy. Its a medium brown color. but as i said VERY DRY and gritty like. Is this a cause for concern or will it pass? She has no known food allergies and drinks ALOT of fluids. Thank you for your time and input.
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query.
Give dietary fiber rich diet such as vegetables, leafy vegetables, fruits, and whole grains in her regular diet.
It will help her to pass soft stool by retaining water in stools.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 27 Dec 2013
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