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Small child, black stools, no pain, had welches grape juice. Cause of worry?

Hi, my 1 year old daughter has had black stool these past two nights, theres no pain or anything its just black. I wanted to know if i should be worried and what is the cause for black stool ? Also earlier in the day before she started having black stool (2 days ago) she had Welches Grape Juice, i dont know if thats why the color changed but i wanted to add that just in case.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Hi Dear
Thanks for your query..
Yes the dark grape juice can be the cause .Is the juice fortified with Iron? But there are other reasons for black stool like Iron supplements , Black licorice , Blueberries ,bismuth subsalicylate and pathological conditions like bleeding gastric or intestinal ulcers.Dont panic. Stop the grape juice for a week and see the difference.If the colour turns normal then its ok ..If not then take your daughter to doctor.

Update here how she stays.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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