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Black specs in poo

(22 Posts)
Mummytron Mon 04-Apr-16 11:30:16

Please reassure...
My dd1(5) has black specs in her poo, any ideas please?

SueTrinder Mon 04-Apr-16 11:41:55

Either something she's eaten or blood. Bananas make a baby's poo pretty hideous with black bits but wouldn't expect it to have much of an effect on an older child's. Is she complaining about a sore tummy?

Mummytron Mon 04-Apr-16 11:54:24

No but we've had issues in the past. Nothing major the occasional blood (three times in a year and a bit) seen a consultant who's not concerned but this has sent me into panic. It was like it was full of black worms though, lots of them

Rainbowlou1 Mon 04-Apr-16 11:57:34

I am embarrassed to say I bagged up a load of my ds's poo that had black worms in to take into a&e was fibres from a banana he had eaten!
If she has had issues before though I'd call the GP even if just to put your mind at rest X

barleysugar Mon 04-Apr-16 11:58:06

I was just going to say banana!!

PerspicaciaTick Mon 04-Apr-16 11:59:37

Banana if it looks wormy, kiwi seeds are also pretty resilient.

Mummytron Mon 04-Apr-16 12:00:21

I am worried but than I always do!
I thought banana but she eats them a fair bit and never had this before.
If it was blood how does it manifest like this?
The doctor is going to ring tomorrow

Mummytron Mon 04-Apr-16 12:00:49

Rainbow how old was your little one when you bagged it up?

Rainbowlou1 Mon 04-Apr-16 12:04:53

He was about was a pretty ripe banana, and his poo looked like it was infested with hundreds of black worms-it was stomach churning !! but the dr assured me worms aren't ever black!x

Mummytron Mon 04-Apr-16 15:44:13

Photo to follow hope that's ok?

Mummytron Mon 04-Apr-16 15:45:35

She just did a little bit in her knickers so I took a photo of it. Sorry if it's tmi, you can sort of get the idea.

Mummytron Mon 04-Apr-16 21:49:53

There are still some around her anus.
I've been online (I know!) and it keeps mentioning parasites?
Any thoughts?

Rainbowlou1 Tue 05-Apr-16 01:51:26

In my opinion it looks just like poo...darker bits look 'older' and not something to worry about...however I'm no expert at all and if it makes you feel better if make an appointment to get it seen by a professional X

Rainbowlou1 Tue 05-Apr-16 13:08:15

Just wondered how you and you dd were today?
Did you make an app with the GP?x

Mummytron Tue 05-Apr-16 15:07:01

Had a telephone appt, she said its nothing sinister and probably, just something she's eaten. She said black poo or poo with blood in it was more of a worry than black specks. They are like thunder flies.
Thanks for asking xx

Rainbowlou1 Tue 05-Apr-16 15:09:46

Oh that's good...glad all is ok xx

Mummytron Tue 05-Apr-16 18:25:57

But... She's been for another poo and yet again it's full of what look like thunder flies. She didn't have banana yesterday so trying to work out what it could be?
Logically it wouldn't be blood as they are tiny and I would have thought it would mix in?

PerspicaciaTick Tue 05-Apr-16 19:21:25

It is good news that the GP was reassuring. How is your DD in herself, is she eating well, showing any signs of discomfort or not being her usual self?

imeatingthechocolate Tue 05-Apr-16 19:23:14


Botchit Tue 05-Apr-16 19:24:00

Blueberries? They have little black seeds that aren't digested.

Mummytron Tue 05-Apr-16 19:51:59

She seems fine in herself.
She doesn't eat raisins or blueberries, I wondered about grapes. They don't look like seeds they are tiny threads/flecks

tee4two Sun 10-Apr-16 08:45:12

Your photo reminds me of when I had to 'clean up' after my youngest ate weetabix. He loves them, they don't love him back. The residue is very similar, and has tremendous sticking power to his skin. smile

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