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16M dark to black poop? Account deletion SHOULD e 1 child; Arizona 2625 posts
20th Dec '09

My daughter is 16M next week and has had a slight runny nose these past few days. Yesterday and today her poop is dark dark brown almost black looking. Should I make a pedi appt tomorrow or is this normal when they have a slight head cold? She is on no meds or anti biotics and has eaten nothing out of the ordinary. Ill check your answers later she is fussy so im gonna go try to calm her.

Jen 182 2 kids; Tool, TX, United States 34174 posts
20th Dec '09

i dunno... a lil strange i suppose.... Jett's poop has been extra green lately.

user banned 4 kids; Minnesota 9635 posts
20th Dec '09

did it have a really odd smell to it? What was the texture like? Formed like normal??

user banned 2 kids; Saginaw, Michigan 32906 posts
20th Dec '09

The only thing I can think that makes poo black is iron supplements?

♥Heather♥ 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Great Lakes, IL, United States 27363 posts
20th Dec '09
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BettaLuvs 2 kids; Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 925 posts
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Quoting Heather[Faith's Mommy]:
Triple "A" 34 kids; New Jersey 34482 posts
20th Dec '09

I know it can be a sign of that. But I wouldn't jump to conclusions and scare people. There are many things that can cause black poop. It all depends on the consistency, color, and odor.



I would keep an eye on it today and if it keeps up until tomorrow call your pedi and let them know what's going on. See if they have any sick appts.

Account deletion SHOULD e 1 child; Arizona 2625 posts
20th Dec '09

Well it was pasty and mushy like normal but it was dark dark. Im gonna take her anyway to the pedi tomorrow just in case.

user banned 4 kids; Minnesota 9635 posts
20th Dec '09

I'd see what her next poop is, it could have been something she ate. Possibly blood, but really- blood in stools has a VERY distinct odor, you'd never forget it, and if you came accross it once, the next time you ever smelled it you'd know right away.

Account deletion SHOULD e 1 child; Arizona 2625 posts
20th Dec '09

OMG I was thinking could welches grape juice be it??? The past couple days she has been drinking grape juice and its dark even though I water it down with half water.

Our ER is really a complete joke in this small ass town so I only want to take her there as a last resort. I will be taking her to the pedi first thing in the morning. Im just concerned because a few days ago she had some abdominal discomfort. :( I might just take her anyway to the ER. They just really have no clue what they are doing here.