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My baby is 2months old and just had immunisations yesterday

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Hi, my baby is 2months old and just had immunisations yesterday morning.
He passed a black stool and has 37.6 temperature. Is that normal? At what temperature I should take him to A&E please? Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

black tar like stools are not normal.

you should bring him into the A&E and have them check his stools for blood

after immunizations, it can be normal to have a low grade fever for a few days as his body response to the vaccines.

ususaully tylenol can help with minor aches from the immunization and mild low grade fever

black stools can be worrisome for GI bleeding.

but dark brown stools are usaully ok.

if he truly has tar black stools, you should bring him into the hospital and ER to have them check a sample of his stool for blood

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The stool wasn't entirely black; was mix of green and black. Baby looks normal otherwise. Shall we wait for second stool to check. His doctor told us no need to take him to hospital now but we want to double check... If this is something super serious that we have to take him to A&E urgently?? Thanks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
mix of green and black most likely is ok and not a sign of GI bleeding.

his other stools most likely will be brown

it would be very unlikly for a baby to have GI bleeding to turn stools black.

that is good you have run this by his doctor already.

it doesn't sound super serious

use the infant tylenol

the temp is really not that worrisome after a vaccine immunization.

he should be fine

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
do you have any other questions?