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DD, 15 months, has had a high fever (anywhere from 38C to almost 40C) for the past couple of days. She hasnt' eaten much at all but nursed constantly, and the fever broke last night. She seems fine today, but her first dirty diaper was not the usual light brown, but black, almost like meconium, with streaks of brown yesterday. I don't know what to make of this...has anyone seen this before? Should I be worried?
 

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did you give her any medication? or blueberries?
 

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I am no expert - but black poo is an indicator of blood in the stool. Combined with a high fever I would go get that checked out ASAP.
 

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My sons have both had hand, foot and mouth disease, both went several days with very little solid food, and both of them celebrated the return of their appetites with vile diapers. It only lasts for a day or so after they start eating. My bet is that she's fine and you just need to hold your nose changing the next three or four poops.<br><br>
Melena, which is the medical term for digested blood in the stool, has a very distinctive (beyond revolting) smell. You'd probably already be at the ER if your DD had it.
 

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