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Old 02-23-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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A little TMI, but- whitish colored poop??

Tuesday night I was woken up by DS (he's 3), he threw up in his bed. No biggie, changed sheets, back to bed. Woken up again about an hour later, same thing. Another sheet change, back to bed. Since then he's been fine, his appetite seems ok, a little less than usual but he's just like that sometimes. Yesterday and today when he pooped it was a really weird color, really light tan almost whitish?? Of course I googled it and found all the horrible things it could be, but he has NO other symptoms at all. I'm going to keep an eye on it (eew) the rest of the weekend, but anybody else ever dealt with this? I don't tend to freak out about stuff, but this is new to me!
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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Re: A little TMI, but- whitish colored poop??

I've heard of a few people in my area dealing with the stomach flu with similar weird poop involved. It likely is viral, but I would keep an eye on it to see if you need to contact the ped.
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Re: A little TMI, but- whitish colored poop??

prolly a stomach bug. DD is just getting over it this week. Her poop was practically white and now that the rotovirus has passed, it's still recovering in both color and consistency.

her little friend had the same virus, but continued to eat way better than she did. She, on the other hand, acted normal all day with the exception of the eating and the poop.

I'd give it a couple days.
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My son had the exact same thing happen 4 weeks ago. He is fine now.
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Re: A little TMI, but- whitish colored poop??

light color poo is less healthy color for poo, probably just means your child has a virus of some sort.
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My 3YO DD had this after a stomach virus. It just lasted a couple of days and then things were back to brown . I was like you and googled and freaked out about hep A and other liver issues...
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Re: A little TMI, but- whitish colored poop??

Thanks everyone! He hasn't had another poop yet, but this morning DD woke up with a fever
Feel like I need to lysol bomb my house!!
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Re: A little TMI, but- whitish colored poop??

We actually went to dr to see about DS light colored poos. He said no worries unless they were without any color and had clay consistency.
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My son had the same thing happen to him several times when he was recovering from a GI bug. Like you, I googled it. Scared me too. After a couple days if white poops, they returned to normal. Im not sure why it happens but it has always occurred due to a GI bug.
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Re: A little TMI, but- whitish colored poop??

My kids have had it after the flu too. Lasted a few days, and it was pretty disgusting IMO, but they were just fine.
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