pediatrician-icon

Mineral deficiency?

He regularly has deep brown to black stools. He intermittently complains of stomach pain. Recently noticed his gums are partly bluish-blackish. Is there a problem? He is very active otherwise.
views-icons 28 Views Bookmark this Answer
Bookmark
v

Doctor Answers (1) on Mineral deficiency?

doctor profile image
Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
Answered
Hello..., if its hard stool, its constipation... Give him enough water especially during summer....chewing food thoroughly before gulping makes digestion of food easy... Add green leafy vegetables , fiber containing vegetable in diet.. Gum blackness is due to pigmentation ,that's normal..
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
message icon Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO