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Clay colored stools after having stomach infection. Had vomiting and diarrhea. Will it come back to normal?

Both of my boys (ages 2 yrs and 4 yrs) are experiencing clay colored stools. They both had a stomach bug this past weekend with both vomiting and diarrhea. The 4 year old has stools that are back to normal consistency and regularity except the clay color. The 2 year old has had 2-4 stools/day that are mashed potato consistency and clay colored (normally he has 1-2 solid stools/day). Are clay colored stools normal in children after a stomach bug with vomiting and diarrhea?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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hi. clay colored stools do occur because of the problems with bile. clay coloured stools in infant may be associated with serious diseases such as billiary atresia.. considering your description . i think both your boys are going to be fine in coming days.. but if the clay coloured stools are persisting then you should consult your dr.
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