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if child is having blood in his stool is it because he has worms?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Blood in stool is always a situation that requires diagnosis. See a physician.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No: Worms do not usually cause bleeding. Possibilities include both ulcerative colitis and crone's disease, both with are serious and require ongoing medical treatment to control them. You need to bring your child to their pediatrician asap to figure out what is going on and receive proper treatment.
Answered on Jan 13, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Worms don't trigger blood. Blood in the stool could be as simple as a scratch in the anal outlet or as bad as a lifelong intestinal wall disease. You need to have him evaluated y his doc.
Answered on Jul 14, 2017

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