The Cause Of Blackish Stool In Children 13 Months After Administration Of Vitamin A?
I have a 13-month-old child yesterday I was given vitamin A, since that was the chapter of my child until now black is it okay for chapters like this
Hello Ms. Diah,
Blackish bowel movements can be something normal or indicate a certain disease. Defecation can be black if you eat a lot of fibrous or leafy foods, or it can also be due to iron supplements, certain diarrhea medications, or other foods that contain dark dyes such as blueberries. Usually defecation will return to normal in some time, provided the black chapter is not accompanied by other symptoms such as abdominal pain, hard or liquid / thick bowel such as asphalt or dark coffee, flatulence, vomiting, or others.
Black stool can be caused by upper gastrointestinal bleeding, black color is caused by blood reacting with stomach acid so that the color turns black. Usually followed by symptoms of abdominal pain, appearing in pain, black bowels such as coffee or asphalt lumps, and weakness.
If your child is currently doing well, is active, there are no complaints such as stomach ache, fever and still want to eat and drink, you don't need to worry. Keep an eye on your child, provide healthy, balanced nutrition and adequate fluids. If it still continues, you can check your child to the pediatrician.