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Black Stools

I was brushing my teeth yesterday while my daughter was using the bathroom, and I noticed her stool was black. Is that because she's dehydrated?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Apr. 8, 2009 in Health

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  • Black usually means blood,could she have a GI problem?
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 2:18 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • If not internal bleeding, up high (belly), then it can be from food dyes or products. Pepto Bismal will sometimes do that too.
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 2:19 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • she didnt have pepto bismal... we had stir fry the night before but i dont think brocoli, snap peas, chicken,rice and zucchini would do that to her
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • has she been coughing lately?
    if so ask her if she knows what blood tastes like if so ask her if she tastes blood when she eats, drinks or coughs.
    if so she probably has a tare in her throat causing blood to flow in her BMs. no big deal it will pass.
    hottmama2023

    Answer by hottmama2023 at 5:40 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

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