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my 4 year old has blood in his stool

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
48 years experience Gastroenterology
Many possibilities: Because of the duration of the bleeding, it is unlikely to be caused by anything serious. Internal hemorrhoidal bleeding is the first thing that come ... Read More
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Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemorrhoids: need to see MD to rule out other causes
Dr. Philip Miller
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GI evaluation: Have your stool tested for blood and get a colonoscopy. 5 years is just too long.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Various things: Bright red blood can be an anal fissure. Blood mixed throughout stool warrants a visit to the doctor. Bloody loose stool could be salmonella or simila ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Follow up pls: If this persists or is associated with other symptoms such as pain, cramping, swollen joints or a rash, a visit with your doctor is indicated.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Go to doctor: Take him to see the doctor as soon as possible. That is not normal.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: Agree with Dr. B. Bleeding from any orifice, other than menstrual bleeding, is not normal and should be evaluated by a doctor.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemorrhoids: In a young person, say under 50, bright red blood on the toliet paper is most commonly simply due to hemorrhoids. However, colon cancers can occur in ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Occult blood test: Fecal occult blood test is done to see if you have evidence of bleeding in the GI tract. The sensitivity will be very low if it is done only once. The ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
? Hemorrhoids: Your description sounds like hemorrhoids but could be something more serious. Go see your regular doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Soften the stools: What else is going on? Is there fever or abdominal pain? Diarrhea? Most likely etiology can be constipation. Pt should try to drink more water and t ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
48 years experience Gastroenterology
See your PCP or GI: See your family doctor first, and he/she might refer you to a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon depending on what he thinks the bleeding is c ... Read More
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO blood: No blood should be in the stool If the child is constipated then this may explain it. BUT. the child needs seen by the doctor and then problem reevalu ... Read More
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Need evaluation: Blood in stool should be evaluated, unless it is scant and follows after a large, constipated stool, which is likely to give a small tear or fissure. ... Read More
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