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A 29-year-old female asked:

My daughter has bright red blood coming out of her rectum? she is chronic constipation. she had a bowel movement for 2 days in a row, then the blood

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Todd Woltman
Surgery 31 years experience
Seek medical help: Anybody with bright red blood from the rectum should seek medical attention. While possibly and likely from internal hemorrhoids, there are other more serious possibilities as well.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Or from an anal fissure from passing large, hard stool. Needs immediate & long-term treatment of constipation.
Dec 10, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
? amount/location ?: Kids who retain their poo cause it to dry out or get bulky.When they can no longer hold it, it can come out large/pebbly/hard and cause a scratch on the wall.That leaves a stringy bright blood line on the outside of the poo. If it is mixed well within the poo, there is something else going on.Little kids don't have hemorrhoids but they could have polyps.Time to work with a developmental peds
Last updated Aug 26, 2016

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