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Pale and white poo

(13 Posts)
ktmummy1 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:20:31

My dd has passed a poo today that was pale in colour and some parts were totally white. She has not had a bug other than a cough/cold but this has been mild. She had ibuprofen 5 days ago. Other than that, and being pale, shes been ok in herself.
Should I be concerned after one incident?

Believeitornot Fri 19-Feb-16 19:20:51

How old is she?

ktmummy1 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:22:52


confusedandemployed Fri 19-Feb-16 19:25:22

What has she eaten? My DD passed an almost jet black poo this morning. I was a bit returned until I remembered all the black fondant icing she'd eaten off her Pimgu birthday cake blush She's also 3 (nearly)

ktmummy1 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:29:10

Nothing out of the ordinary. Milk, porridge, raisins, breadsticks, cheese, chicken and a few chips, egg on toast, juice, oat bar, milk . Will increase fruit and veg tomorrow.

ScarletForYa Fri 19-Feb-16 19:31:28

Children often get white/pale stools post viral. Should go back to normal in a few days.

ktmummy1 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:35:12

What sort of virus would cause it? She's not been ill other than mild cough and slight runny nose?! X

confusedandemployed Fri 19-Feb-16 19:37:29

Well that's a virus. They all have the potential to cause upset. 2 years ago my DD was limping heavily for 2 months, because of a post viral reaction. If your DD is fine in herself I'd hazard a guess she'll be OK flowers

Fannycraddock79 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:41:02

Extra milk can cause this also. If it continues beyond a couple of days then I would ask the go but I wouldn't panic and certainly do not google, it very probably will go in a couple of days

ScarletForYa Fri 19-Feb-16 19:41:05

A virus exactly like a cough or cold !

ktmummy1 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:41:09

Ok will monitor over weekend and come back for further advice if needed! Thanks😊

ktmummy1 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:49:58

I knew a cough and cold was a virus but no idea they could cause white poo. Very white in parts and very pale yellow elsewhere. Was a bit worrying. Thanks, won't panic just yet! X

RattusRattus Fri 19-Feb-16 19:52:21

My DD had this. It was because of milk. I dropped her milk intake and it sorted itself out. (After lots of blood tests that were all done).

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