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    Default What does blood in the stool look like?

    Okay, so we've started solids w/ my 6 month old... first rice cereal & oatmeal, then avocado, and two days ago banana. Ds just had his first poop since trying banana. It is pasty yellowish brown with little dark red strings in it. Is this blood? Thanks.
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    Default Re: What does blood in the stool look like?

    banannas can look stringy and weird... has baby had blood in poops before?

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    Default Re: What does blood in the stool look like?

    nope, not that I've ever noticed. He has had mucousy stools. I was hoping that it might be the stringy parts of the banana that get brown???
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    Default Re: What does blood in the stool look like?

    It sounds like it is from the bananas for sure ... but if you are really concerned you could ask your doctor to check for blood by doing a quick stool sample.

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    Default Re: What does blood in the stool look like?

    My DD loves bananas and ever since she started them she has had the strangest looking poop. The first time I changed her I thought there were worms in her stool Anyway we have also had blood in her stool and it looked like bright red streaks of blood. If you are really worried you can always talk to your doctor about it. We even brought a dirty diaper to show him. Yes, I know that it gross but I needed to ease my mind.

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    Default Re: What does blood in the stool look like?

    our ped told us that black in stools is a sign of blood.

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    Thanks, ladies, for the responses.
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    Default Re: What does blood in the stool look like?

    i agree, if there is blood in the stool it will be bright red streaks. Sounds like the stringy things are from the bananas. My DS did this to me too.

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    Default Re: What does blood in the stool look like?

    Here's a good link from my favorites: http://www.drjaygordon.com/developme...ricks/poop.asp

    It lists different colors you might find in the diaper and possible reasons for it.

    HTH

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