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Child passing black stools with only mucus and red streaks. Cause of concern?

My daughter is 22 months old Friday is poop nothing but mucus with red in it took her to hospital and her dr they found nothing wrong told me not to give her anything red for a few day okay did that. So for the past two day her poop has been black with mucus and more red in it than befor what should I do really concerned
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
The black color stools may be due to using oral iron suspension or due to a upper Gastrointestinal bleeding.
If you are not giving any iron preparation, it may be due to some bleeding in upper Gastrointestinal bleeding.
So give stool sample for occult blood and for RBC to detect any bleeding.
If the stool is normal nothing to worry and confirms there is no bleeding.
So consult your Pediatrician for further advise.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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