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black poop

what does black poop in a 5 month old mean? The whole thing wasnt black. he seems fine otherwise..

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • something you gave him to eat
    Mz.PhatPhat

    Answer by Mz.PhatPhat at 4:58 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Black poop is not okay. One thing my doctor told me that she put a lot of emphasis on is to make sure to come to the doctor ASAP if her poop is red, black, white or purple(I think the purple one was a joke). But black poop means old blood.

    I'd definitely call the doctor.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

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