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September 19th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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I've been on a dairy free diet for 4 weeks and a soy free diet for 3 because the doctor thought my daughter might have an allergy after I found blood and green colored stools in her diaper...the diet hasn't helped BUT I started thinking maybe nuts were the issue, because the blood would usually show up around the time I ate nuts.

This week I decide to go off nuts and noticed an improvement. Today at 4pm I added them back in by consuming a nut-packed protein bar...4.5 hours later, in her dirty diaper, there is blood streaked green poo again--and all week it was yellow....can that happen with a nut allergy in babies?
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September 19th, 2010, 07:35 PM
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I would definitely talk to your doctor about it. Have they done a stool test to be sure it's blood? Is there any mucus in it? Does she seem to be in pain? Seriously, I'd talk to the doc about it. Make sure they're running tests and not just blowing off your concerns. It could be a nut allergy, yes. You might be referred to a pediatric allergist, in which case they'd almost certainly run blood tests. Allergy tests aren't as accurate in babies as you might think (especially scratch tests). Many docs won't even test for allergies until about age 4. That doesn't mean an allergy isn't present (because sometimes it very clearly is). It just means the tests don't always pick it up immediately. With blood and/or mucus in the stool, you should be pressing the doctor for more tests, though, to make sure something else isn't going on.
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September 20th, 2010, 07:56 AM
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Hi BensMom: Thank you for the comment. I have taken her to the doc 3 times so far, and finally went to the Gastro because the peds weren't helping. Unfortunately, I've called back the gastro 5 times and he's yet to return my call about whether or not she has c. diff (a bacteria). The peds did this test and it came back negative, but the gastro wanted to re-do it. They did test for blood and it came back positive :/. I am praying it's just a matter of needing to omit nuts, because I'd hate for it to be more serious...I am still talking to the docs (calling her ped again today), if this gastro doesn't end up calling me back soon, we will need to find another :/.
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September 20th, 2010, 02:43 PM
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I'm sorry. What about gluten? Could it be celiac disease?
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September 22nd, 2010, 07:51 PM
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From what you described I would think the nuts are the problem. Did you ever get any answers?
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September 28th, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Hi Ladies!

Well, I'm somewhat happy (or more relieved) to announce that it was the nuts. Relieved because it isn't something actually wrong with her poor tummy! I've been off nuts for a week and she is better! I'm going to slowly add the dairy back in to see if she can tolerate that. If she reacts again, then I'll know it's the nuts and dairy. I have food allergies too so she must've gotten it from me :/. Thank you for your comments/help!
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September 28th, 2010, 08:09 PM
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It's great that you've figured it out, but I'm sorry she has allergies. My 11 year old neice has been that way from the day she was born, and it's horrible. She's allergic to all the big ones (nuts, milk, wheat, citrus, red dye, etc.) I'm amazed she can eat anything at all! Sometimes just being in the same room with allergen foods can set off a reaction in people. Be sure you follow up with an allergist at least once a year if she doesn't outgrow it.
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October 6th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Hi! Popping in from the March 08 playroom. I was going to say that yes, it sounds like a nut allergy, but I see you already got your answer! I hope it is something she is able to outgrow. I've been allergic to nuts my whole life, and while there are worse things in life, its definitely not a fun allergy to have. Good luck!!!
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