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My daughter has blood in stool. several days ago it had mucous. she says she has to go i put diaper on and either it's just blood. or blood with poop?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Needs to be seen: There are several possibilities all of which need to be evaluated by a doctor. These include infection, colon polyp, meckels diverticulum, and hemorrhoids. Go to your doctor tomorrow. If she is feeling weak, looks ill or has a fast heart rate go to er tonight as her blood level may be low.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. A: Any abnormal bleeding needs to be investigated to treat the lesion and to prescribe iron and vitamins to prevent anemia. It is imperative that you take the child to her pediatrician.

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