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Developmentally delayed child having fluid filled hard substance in stool. Has warts on fingers. Causes?

9 year old son called me to see his stool which had a small beige ball in it (he said he had this once before). I plucked it out and it seemed hard...sort of like plastic but not quite so hard but it did squash and some liquid came out but the ball shape remained intact but flattened. He denies eating anything. He takes several medications and does put his hands in his mouth and has warts on his fingers. He is developmentally delayed. Any idea what this could be?
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on healthcare magic.

It is looking like a nonedible thing which is not get digested in his gut.

Most of the children with delayed development have the habit of putting non edible things into mouth which is called pica.

Nothing to worry as it came out.

But be vigilant in future and supervised in monitoring child's activities to prevent such types of incidents.

Drugs usually doesn't pass in stools as they get absorbed into gut easily.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
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