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Let’s Talk about Stools…

Stools are normally composed of water, bacteria, fiber, mucous, fat, dead cells, protein, and the remains of food not absorbed by the small intestines.  One can examine the stools and get a pretty good idea of just how well the digestive process is going – or not going.  In times past, pediatricians would wear bow ties to avoid soiling their regular ties during the examination of ill children’s stools. Just try getting your pediatrician to look at your child’s stool today, bow tie or not!

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