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What causes mucus in stools of a child?

My 3 year old has had a yellowish mucus in her stool for about 3 days now. She is moving her bowels three times a day too. It s soft and dark, but not liquid. She had temporary diarrhea, but it went away four days ago. Is this related to the diarrhea or should I take her to a pediatrician?
Tue, 7 Oct 2014
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...this looks like she is recovering form diarrhea and if the kid is her usual self and urinating well and active, you need not take her to a pediatrician. Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious need not worry.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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