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My 2 year old grand daughter has blood in her stool, at that young of age what could cause this?

My 2 year old grand daughter has blood in her stool, at that young of age what could cause this?

A lot of possibiliti: Bright red blood may be from some sores or fissures at the rectum. Maroon stools with blood throughout is from a higher intestine source and would need a doctors evaluation. Check for constipation complaints tha can cause rectal pressure and fissures and modify diet for relief.

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Would blood in stool be uniformly black or red, not just black flecks throughout otherwise normal stool in 2 yo? Would there be pain/appetite decrease

Would blood in stool be uniformly black or red, not just black flecks throughout otherwise normal stool in 2 yo? Would there be pain/appetite decrease

Blood abnl in stool: Any blood in a 2 yo is abnl. This needs to be investigated. And it cld be assoc with pain and decreased appetite. Check with a pediatric surgeon.

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Would watermelon pulp look like blood in stool? My 2 yo had some & has had red spots in his stool that resemble blood but I can pick them out. Blood?

Would watermelon pulp look like blood in stool? My 2 yo had some & has had red spots in his stool that resemble blood but I can pick them out. Blood?

Yes/no: If concerned, you can take a diaper with the material to your pcp and a test can be run on the debris. Watermelon can pass through the kids system with little alteration of the color as can things like tropical punch (in the red of course).

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Small red spot in 2 yo diaper today. No blood in stool. Other day took rectal temp. Mucus w/ little red on it. Acting fine. Constipated often-worry?

Small red spot in 2 yo diaper today. No blood in stool. Other day took rectal temp. Mucus w/ little red on it. Acting fine. Constipated often-worry?

OK unless recurring: Even if it is blood, a small amount, one event would not be anything to worry about. It could be due to the thermometer causing some mild trauma or constipation. It could also not even be blood. I would have it checked if it is recurring or if there is a larger amount of blood.

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I am a 22 year old female, I had about two tbsp of bright red blood in stool w/ blood clots. Cancerous colon polyps in family history.?

I am a 22 year old female, I had about two tbsp of bright red blood in stool w/ blood clots. Cancerous colon polyps in family history.?

Yes: Colon cancer and polyps can be genetically related. If either of these are in your family or personal history, get to an expert and get regular colon screening. If you are having bleeding it needs to be evaluated regardless of your age.

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17 year old boy with blood in stool?

Various things: Bright red blood can be an anal fissure. Blood mixed throughout stool warrants a visit to the doctor. Bloody loose stool could be salmonella or similar bacterial infection. Can also indicate a polyp. If persists more than a day or two see the doctor...And if accompanied by fever or intense cramping see doctor.

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When found blood in stool of a 9 year old?

When found blood in stool of a 9 year old?

Go to doctor: Take him to see the doctor as soon as possible. That is not normal.

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I'm a 20 year old male. Normal stool no blood in stool but when I wiped there was a fair amount of blood?

I'm a 20 year old male. Normal stool no blood in stool but when I wiped there was a fair amount of blood?

Hemorrhoids: Painless blood noted after wiping after a bowel movement is often caused by hemorrhoids but on rare occasions could be a more serious problem such as a polyp that may develop into a cancer. Would recommend your physician check it out further.

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Occult blood in stool at 45 year old checkup; what to look for?

Occult blood in stool at 45 year old checkup; what to look for?

Occult blood test: Fecal occult blood test is done to see if you have evidence of bleeding in the GI tract. The sensitivity will be very low if it is done only once. The sensitivity will be much higher if that is done in 3 separate occasion. Your md likely did it for a good reason- eg- you have significant family history of colon cancers; or there are suspicious sign/symptoms that have to be evaluated further etc.

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36 year old male with hypertension had 3 heartattacks, today had blood in stool and on tissue.?

36 year old male with hypertension had 3 heartattacks, today had blood in stool and on tissue.?

Unrelated: You need evaluation of your bowel like any one else who sees blood in their stool. The Aspirin and? Other anti-platelet medications you may be taking are contributing but not causing the bleeding and other pathology must be ruled out.

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What to do if I'm a 20 year old girl with blood in stool which happened a few times. The onset was 11 days ago and?

What to do if I'm a 20 year old girl with blood in stool which happened a few times. The onset was 11 days ago and?

Soften the stools: What else is going on? Is there fever or abdominal pain? Diarrhea? Most likely etiology can be constipation. Pt should try to drink more water and try to change diet to soften the stools. If bleeding persists despite resolution of constipation need to consider other etiologies including hemorrhoids or other vascular anomalies or potentially a benign growth. Need GI consult at this point.

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What do you suggest if I'm a 20 year old girl with blood in stool which happened a few times. The onset was 11 days ago and?

What do you suggest if I'm a 20 year old girl with blood in stool which happened a few times. The onset was 11 days ago and?

See your PCP or GI: See your family doctor first, and he/she might refer you to a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon depending on what he thinks the bleeding is coming from.

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5 year old son had small amount of blood in stool a week ago twice and now no blood but clay colored stool? No other symptoms.

5 year old son had small amount of blood in stool a week ago twice and now no blood but clay colored stool? No other symptoms.

NO blood: No blood should be in the stool If the child is constipated then this may explain it. BUT. The child needs seen by the doctor and then problem reevaluated. If the child has ongoing clay colored stool this will need to be looked into. Take the child to the pediatrician Best wishes.

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Does blood in stool cause weight loss in 5 year old boy?

Does blood in stool cause weight loss in 5 year old boy?

Need evaluation: Blood in stool should be evaluated, unless it is scant and follows after a large, constipated stool, which is likely to give a small tear or fissure. Short term weight loss in a 5 year old can occur with acute illness like the flu, but if accompanied by blood in the stool, it implies some type of colitis, and this should be evaluated.

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38 year old male with red blood in stool and pain in lower right quadrant of abdomen. Started this morning.

38 year old male with red blood in stool and pain in lower right quadrant of abdomen. Started this morning.

Need med eval: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Some foods & dyes may turn stool red.

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Blood in stool as part of physical...had in home fecal test for past two years, but this year it was positive is this possible cancer?

Blood in stool as part of physical...had in home fecal test for past two years, but this year it was positive is this possible cancer?

Need more info: In an adult male blood is stool warrants a colonoscopic examination to rule out colon cancer. However, colon cancer is not the only cause of blood in stool. Please consult with your doctor who know more about your health. Wish you good health!

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30 year old male has lower extreme right side abdominal and lower back pain suddenly followed by blood in stool. What could cause this?

See a doctor: There are a several things that can give these symptoms. The best thing to do is to seek immediate attention with a physician. I would urge him to go to the nearest emergency department for further evaluation.

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