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Gray poop? Dylan and Kallie's mama 2 kids; Sylvania, Ohio 5635 posts
29th Dec '11

My son (21 months) has been having a lot of borderline diarrhea and it's gray. I am pretty sure he is getting his last molar in right now and I am pretty sure that's the reason for the runs. Ive never seen it this color though, the only thing I can think of, if it is dietary, is the raisins he has been eating. Those aren't new to his diet though. Is this something to be concerned with?



TIA!

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
29th Dec '11
Quoting D Dizzle's mama:" My son (21 months) has been having a lot of borderline diarrhea and it's gray. I am pretty sure he is ... [snip!] ... is the raisins he has been eating. Those aren't new to his diet though. Is this something to be concerned with? TIA!"


Dark or really light?

Dylan and Kallie's mama 2 kids; Sylvania, Ohio 5635 posts
29th Dec '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Dark or really light?"</blockquote>




Dark

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
29th Dec '11
Quoting D Dizzle's mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Dark or really light?"</blockquote> Dark"


Then it's nothing to worry about probably :).



That happened here and I called the pedi and they said it was fine.



Light gray poop though can mean liver problems. I googled it and it scared the crap out of me, but they said as long as it's not pale, there's nothing to worry about.

<3. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 645 posts
29th Dec '11

Pale Stool




Stool that is pale or grey may be caused by insufficient bile output due to conditions such as cholecystitis, gallstones, giardia parasitic infection, hepatitis, chronic pancreatitis, or cirrhosis. Bile salts from the liver give stool its brownish color. If there is decreased bile output, stool is much lighter in color.
Other causes of pale stool is the use of antacids that contain aluminum hydroxide. Stool may also temporarily become pale after a barium enema test.
Pale stool may also be shiny or greasy, float, and be foul smelling, due to undigested fat in the stool (see soft and smelly stool):
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/gettingdiagnosed/a/stools.htm




clay-colored stool: lack of bile due to blockage of the main bile duct:
http://www.medicinenet.com/stool_color_and_texture_changes/symptoms.htm

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
29th Dec '11
Quoting Prego w/ Rinoah Jacelle:" Pale Stool Stool that is pale or grey may be caused by insufficient bile output due to conditions ... [snip!] ... lack of bile due to blockage of the main bile duct: http://www.medicinenet.com/stool_color_and_texture_changes/symptoms.htm"


But his is dark gray, so they're good :).

Dylan and Kallie's mama 2 kids; Sylvania, Ohio 5635 posts
29th Dec '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Then it's nothing to worry about probably :). That happened here and I called the pedi and they said ... [snip!] ... I googled it and it scared the crap out of me, but they said as long as it's not pale, there's nothing to worry about."</blockquote>




I googled it too and that's what I got out of it too. I decided to check on here first before I panic, lol.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
29th Dec '11
Quoting D Dizzle's mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" Then it's nothing to worry about probably ... [snip!] ... I googled it too and that's what I got out of it too. I decided to check on here first before I panic, lol."


Ya, I was scared. It lasted about a week, then just went away, nothing seemed to change at all.

Dylan and Kallie's mama 2 kids; Sylvania, Ohio 5635 posts
29th Dec '11

It's probably just the raisins... He ate a lot of them yesterday when I wasn't looking. There were full raisins in his stool.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
29th Dec '11
Quoting D Dizzle's mama:" It's probably just the raisins... He ate a lot of them yesterday when I wasn't looking. There were full raisins in his stool."


Blueberries make gray poop too, so I don't see why raisins wouldn't.