Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
155 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Toddler with stomach ache. Diarrhoea with mucus. Is it an infection?

Hi my name is karina My two year old stared a month and a half ago complaining about stomach pain but after two weeeks of complaining he stared to get diarrhea like water with some mucus and some had like a sandy texture the diarrhea has been going on for two weeks now his stomach is really bloated and hard. he s been passing a lot of gas and burps some are really foul smelling.he s taking lots of fluids and stared him a day ago on soy milk which he does not like.. but he s loosing weight. I m worried sick what else could I do and what could it be my other child is staring to get diarrhea as well..thank you
Mon, 26 Nov 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
hello karina,
these symptoms may be indicative of lactose intolerance secondary to chronic or persistent diarrhea that may be secondary to any infection.
some other causes like various malabsorption syndromes can also lead to these symptoms.

generally diarrhea associated with mucous or blood or both may be indicative of some pathogenic bacterial infection that may require some antibiotic for treatment.

lactose intolerance may be caused in these children secondary to such infections and they take some time to recover once the infection is treated.

for this you should get a stool routine with pH and stool culture done for diagnosis.

it the diarrhoea is not treated well in time it may lead to malnutrition in your child that may affect overall development. so my advice would be to take your child to a pediatrician and discuss these possibilities with him. he may also advice some other test as relevant for diagnosis and prescribe the drugs depending on the report.

meanwhile you should give your child nutritious diet if possible free of sugar, and maintain adequate hydration by giving fluids. you can also give zinc preparations available at pharmacy that will help a bit an diarrhea.

hope my advice is helpful for you

wish rapid recovery of your child
Dr. Amit Kumar
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

A few weeks ago I noticed that I had a burning stomach and my bowel habits changed. Maybe from something I ate. Anyway, I had soft stools then...

Recent questions on  Waterborne diseases

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... hi good day,im from philppines i had my baby s stool lab test...

doctor1 MD

3 days ago had unprotected sex now cramping a Little and a day after had gas and diarrhea now milky white discharge I took a test but it had only...

doctor1 MD

i have been very tired. sleeping 12 hours a day tired. i missed my period in january 6th and had blood work done march 23rd and was told it was...

doctor1 MD

hello sir, pls help me and my child s problem... hello sir, pls help me and my child s problem is stool seen with blood and diagnosed may be due to...

doctor1 MD

Hello Sir, I was having Jaundice a month back, my bilirubin level was 5 at its XXXXXXX .on the 9th of November..was hospitalised for a week and...

doctor1 MD

My wife is pragnant. She is on 6th month. She is having disentry for last two days. Is it something worry about?

doctor1 MD

I was diagnosed having gastric flu , although I have got over most of the symptoms I still have dhyarea after 11 days is this normal