Duration / Forecast
If sticky bowel movements occur in babies or infants, it is absolutely necessary to have a medical check-up if the symptoms recur. This usually shortens the duration and prognosis of the disease. If the symptoms are detected early, they can usually be treated better. If the causes are rather harmless and lead to sticky bowel movements, such as an incorrect diet, the prognosis of the disease is usually quite good as soon as these foods are avoided. If other diseases such as chronic inflammatory bowel diseases are responsible for the symptoms, the duration of the disease is usually much longer and the prognosis is also worse.
Course of disease
The course of the disease of sticky stools in babies and infants can vary greatly depending on the cause. The accompanying symptoms are also decisive for the course of the disease. Flatulence and diarrhoea, for example, can lead to severe abdominal pain during the course of the disease and have a negative influence on it.
If an intolerance is responsible for the sticky stool, the symptoms usually subside quickly as soon as these foods are avoided. The course of the disease is then usually harmless. If more serious diseases are diagnosed as the cause, the course of the disease is usually longer and involves more extensive treatment. This can be positively influenced if a therapy is started quickly and the symptoms subside quickly.