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my 7 year old has diarrhea now for 5 days and now theres blood in his diarrhea . he is drinks fluids and seems ok.

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Blood is not ok: Sounds like you should take your little guy in for an office visit. Could just be blood from his buttocks getting inflamed from wiping a lot, but if the blood is really in the poop, he probably should have some stool tests done. There are only a few diarrheal illnesses that tend to cause blood in the stool. Get him checked.

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