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Infant has stomach flu, stools with grey and green color with mushy texture and red flakes. Worrisome?

My 9 month old has had stomach flu for the past 6 days. It started as vomiting with diarrhea and now the past three days just diarrhea but it is constant and the consistency has turned to a grayish, green color almost mushy in texture with odd red pepper flake looking things in it. The redish flakes are almost meaty as well and they certainly don t match anything he as eaten. The triage nurses keep telling us to wait it out but I m concerned - should I be? thanks
Asked On : Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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Thank you for your query.

It appears that your child is improving if the vomitings have stopped and the consistency of the stool has improved. Following severe stomach infection at times blood may be passed in the stool. It is always better to get the following stool examination done:
1. Stool routine
2. Stool for occult blood
Depending on the report the treatment may be modified, if necessary.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your child an early recovery.


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