Stool Changes Directory
Stool changes can be the result of your diet or health conditions. In babies, especially, stool changes may be based on the milk, formula, or foods you give your baby. Diarrhea and constipation can sometimes be treated effectively with OTC medications, although any concerning stool changes should be evaluated by your doctor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what stool changes mean, how they're treated, and much more.
Encopresis in Children
Read about encopresis, which is linked to constipation in children.
The Basics of Constipation
WebMD's guide to constipation, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Bloody stools can be caused by anything from an ulcer to inflammation of the colon to hemorrhoids. Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding in the digestive tract.
Learn more from WebMD about the causes, complications, and treatment of diarrhea.
Scoop on Pee and Poop
Get the facts you need on those daily changes in your baby's diaper, step by step.
How Can Your Diet Soothe Symptoms of EPI?
Smaller meals and anti-diarrhea drugs can ease your stomach problems. What other foods and vitamins can help your EPI?
EPI: When Your Pancreas Causes Problems With Digestion
What exactly does your pancreas do? And what goes wrong when you have EPI?
Symptoms of EPI
Diarrhea, weight loss, and vitamin deficiencies are some of the signs of EPI. What else points to this digestion problem?
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Myths and Facts About Constipation
Constipated? See why you may be having problems with your bowel movements and whether fiber, water, and exercise can help with constipation.
What Kind of Poop Do I Have?
The Bristol Stool Scale is a way to talk about shapes and types of poop, what doctors call stools. It's also known as the Meyers Scale.