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What causes dark, thick and sticky stools in kid?

Hello, My daughter just turned 3 years old. and her bowl movements have been causing a lot of concern. She has dark, very thick and sticky poop. She will poop a little at a time and I have to wipe it all off her butt with sensitive wipes and then she will go a little more, and so on. What could be going on? I have suspected that she is sensitive to Gluten / Wheat because I notice that this worsens when she has pasta and bread, cake, etc. Could you give me any advice?
Mon, 1 Jul 2019
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In gluten sensitivity, there is a large bulky stool, still, a blood test ttg IgA can rule out it. Stool examination should be done to rule out malabsorption, worm infestation, colitis, lactose intolerance.

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Dr Sachin Kumar Agarwal, Pediatrician, Neonatology
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