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My baby has greenish-black potty, please cunsult me

Hi,my baby is 10 month old and his potty is dark greenish-black in color.i m observing this kind of potty since 2 weeks,is it normal or that will be sign of any stomach infection. please consult me.
Tue, 17 May 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,Madhri,thanks for query.Normally the color of stool is pale yellow.Food,multivitamin medicines etc,affect the color of stool.Also look fever his playfulness,weight gain etc.If every thing is fine only for color you need to worry about.bye.
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Pediatrician Dr. Taher Kagalwala's  Response
Greenish black discoloration of potty can be due to an extreme state of starvation (for example, when a sick baby is on intravenous fluids in a hospital), or when there is intestinal infection with increased intestinal movement, for example in a gastroenteritis. Hence, please get her potty checked for infection. If positive, please see a doctor, a pediatrician.
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