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Black and maroon poop

My son had a black/maroon oily bowel movement. He's 2.5. Can eating chocolate animal crackers cause that color? Can chocolate cause black stool? Or should I call his GI? (Thats the only colored food he's had)

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Asked by Mipsy at 1:52 PM on Jan. 6, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Any blueberries lately? That messes with my daughter's stools.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 1:53 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • black means blood
    The only 2 things that I know of other than blood that cause black stool is Pepto Bismol and Oreos

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:54 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • no blueberries

    And his animal crackers look and taste like oreos but no cream.

    Comment by Mipsy (original poster) at 1:59 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Is he taking an iron supplement? That can cause it to look black, too.

    Answer by BraniOut at 2:04 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • No, no iron supplement

    Comment by Mipsy (original poster) at 3:38 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • was it a lot of crackers? I'd bet it was food related. Watch the next poop and see what happens

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 6:13 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • wait for the next poop

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 3:21 PM on May. 9, 2011

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