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my 13 month old passed two dark grey stools today. he is acting fine, good appetite, no fever. he takes an iron supplements per his pediatrician.

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Close Monitoring: Stool color can vary greatly based on dietary composition. Iron supplements can cause stools to darken in color. Your child's past medical history is important to know but was not given here. Since only 2 atypical stools noted and child doing well, should closely monitor child/stools. If new symptoms appear, see doctor ASAP. Otherwise, discuss with doctor in 2 wks if color change persists.

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