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what are the causes of mucus and blood in a childs stool

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon s ... Read More
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple: Many times if the child is constipated there will be a bit of blood from an anal fissure ( cut) . Sometimes it may mean some viral infection. Sometime ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Blood & Mucus: Work-up should be done to determine if you have inflammatory bowel disease(ulcerative colitis or crohn's ) depending upon the duration of the symptoms ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Polyp: Could be cause of symptoms. Cancer risk would be low, but glad it is being evaluated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Get checked please: Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Several: Hemorrhoids, proctitis, polyps, colitis, cancer.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Often Hemorrhoids: If blood is bright red (like a clot), it often is caused by hemorrhoids or straining to have a bowel movement. Small veins on the inside and near out ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
see below: There are multiple causes, such as hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, blood disorder causing bleeding, etc. Consult your dr as ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
GI bleeding: Multiple causes. Briefly, 1) Fresh blood in stool, usually from hemorroid, lesions from rectum or lower GI tract (diverticulosis, polyps or cancer, et ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Many: Polyp, cancer, crohn's, ulcerative colitis, infectious colitis, ischemic colitis.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Get an examination: You need to get a medical check up to find the cause of the blood in your stool. The most common cause is hemorroids but the most serious reason could ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots of things: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su answered
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Commonly, infection: Infection such as bronchitis, is the most common cause of blood tinged sputum. However, if this persist , other conditions such as tuberculosis, absce ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
37 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney disease?: Blood in the urine could be from any part of the urinary system- kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra. But a combination of blood and protein in the ur ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Too broad a question: Cancer at each site has specific symptoms. Frank blood in stool is usually not a common symptom of even colon cancer. Some common symptoms are weigh ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Many reasons : For your age group, the most common would be: hemorrhoids, colitis. Polyps. Others would be less likely given your age.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
White specks: I can’t diagnose the reason for the white spots in your stool. Possible causes can be increased mucus in the stool because of irritation of the gastro ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Should be checked!: Blood in stools can be simple issues such as fissures or hemorrhoids, but can also be related to more serious issues such as diverticulitis or even ca ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
From birth: Can be from aspiration when passing through birth canal, but check with your pediatrician, as it also can be sign of some disorders.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Having pus cells (WBCs) in urine called pyuria suggests the presence of inflammation in urinary tract by various causes like UTI, stone, tumor, etc. o ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: If more than a one time occurence, you have it medically evaluated. Causes of blood in stool can include hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, cancer & infl ... Read More

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