She'll be 14 months old on the 24th.
Lastnight, my daughters last diaper change before bed was black sticky yet diarrhea like poop. She didnt poop again until just a bit ago and it was another diaper of black poop.
Normally, I only give her 'healthy' juice like V8 Fruit & Vegetable juice but the last two days she has drank some grape juice. (Before the black poop, she was pooping pellets) I chalked the first diaper up to being dark due to the grape juice but now im super worried.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Does it warrant a pedi call tomorrow morning or should I call/take her to the hospital now? I read black poop could be anything from eating iron rich foods (which she has had alot of chicken but she normally eats alot of chicken) to blueberries (she hasnt had) to internal bleeding (which is what has me freaking out...).
black poop usually indicates internal bleeding.
Im an EMT in paramedic school.
The color doesnt matter as much as the consistency.
Is the poop grainy? or look like black coffee grounds? because if so thats a BIG sign of internal bleeding and needs to be taken to the ER right now.
if its pretty normal in consistency, just darker, its probably something she ate/drank.
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