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Blood In Baby Stool
See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: Blood always needs an explanation, but is also common to many benign problems, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and overall irritated lower GI tract for many possible reasons. However, it is also probably the most reliable sign of serious problems, cancer being one of them, so go and get checked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal. d/w MD: Passing blood in stool is always abnormal and needs to be discussed with your doctor and needs further evaluation. It may be caused by many factors such as hemorrhoidal bleeding, cracking on anal canal ( anal fissures), infection/inflammation on intestines or stomach, ulcers, rupture of blood vessels, growth, cancer, etc. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toilet water blood red after bowel movement. Was fresh bright red blood. Stool was normal brown colour with no blood in it. Internal hemorrhoid?
Many answers: There are many causes of blood in the stool. Some like rectal fissure or hemorrhoids are uncomfortable but are generally benign. Others like cancer or inflammatory bowel disease generally carry a more serious prognosis. Either way, if you have blood when you have a bowel movement (bm), you should see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoids: Although hemorrhoids is the most common, many other more serious causes exist. You don't mention your age or sex. Could be colitis, anal fissure, colon tumor among other things. Remember: no amount of rectal bleeding is normal or should be ignored. See your doctor and possibly a colorectal surgeon for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
Too many: Possibilities to go into here but you need to be seen promptly by your doctor or a gi/colorectal surgeon. Sounds like a colonoscopy may be indicated to determine the cause. Could be inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, diverticular disease, polyps or tumor, benign or malignant. Don't delay! ...Read more
My Baby stool is diagnosed with ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA CYST in his month 4, now in his 6 month we see blood in his stool, what should we do?
See your doctor: Back for a checkup and stool specimen if the bleeding continues a day or two. ...Read more
Blood in stool: If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based). Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why mucous in infant stools sometimes accompanied by tiny blood strains. My baby is almost 5 months old . We have switched to goat milk one month ago.
See ur doctor: The most common cause is hard stools causing a small tear in the anus. If he had a hard stool when u found the blood this is probably the cause. If not, or if it is actually loose, then call your doctor. If associated with fever or abdominal pain/fussiness then it is urgent you see your doc or go to er. ...Read more
Anus has fissures?: In a healthy young baby, anal fissures (little cracks in the skin of the anus) can happen after a forceful pooping (poop need not be firm), or after passing a firm poop. When a fissure happens, there may be streaks or spots of blood on the poop. Because young babies poop often, a fissure may take a while to heal up. The parent should talk with a doctor if blood is seen on the poop day after day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When is nec usually diagnosed, should I be worried if my baby is constantly fussy and has blood in his stools?
Early: Nec is mostly common in premature infants who are hospitalized in a intensive care nursery. Infants rarely get nec at home. The most common cause for bloody stools in a child at home would be a milk protein allergy and may respond to a change in formula. Always consult with your pediatrician first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do to soften baby's stool, she goes to the bathroom but is hard n painful sometimes with strike of blood?
Depends on situation: Young infants often respond to the natural softeners in full strength apple or prune juice, 1-2 oz offered 1-2x daily, but this takes 2-3 days to work & often needs to be continued daily. Older kids need too avoid applesause, rice cereal & bananas that tend to firm stools in any amount extra fluids help as does the above juices.Occasionally I use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in infants as a gentil wetting agent. ...Read more
My baby is 3 weeks old and we've noticed some blood in his stools. We feed him enfamil and recently switched from walmart brand. Is this the cause?
Milk Allergy: Blood in the stool for a very young baby who otherwise seems well, could be a sign of cow milk protein allergy. If the baby is growing well, seems healthy, and not too fussy, you might watch for a few days. If the baby is fussy, gassy, not sleeping well, i would suggest trying an allergy formula such as nutamagen or alimentum. Both are quite expensive, but are covered by wic. ...Read more
My baby had an umbilical cord that bled. When she was 6mon had blood in her stools that eventually went away. Now 17mon. Possible undiagnosed cond.?
Unrelated: There is no structure shared by the intestines and the belly button.These are two common events and their appearance doesn't mean anything too scary. ...Read more
8 week old formula fed baby,1 week has had specs of blood in some of her stool, sometimes also has dark stringy bits in it. Otherwise healthy & gainin?
My child 5 years old had blood on her stool , she has problem of constipation is it something to worry about?
Yes: Blood on the stool and chronic constipation is always something to worry about, but not anything to panic about. The blood is likely due to either a small hemorrhoid or a fissure that tore and has caused some minor bleeding with the passing of stool. You need to be much more aggressive with treatment of her constipation. Much more fiber in diet, increase water intake and consider med like Miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more
Im a 32y/omale. I have had light red blood blotches in my stools since I was a child. A jellylike discharge also from time to time & inflamation?
My 3 month old baby is having blood in his stool since one month. There is no other issues.Stool test showing no abnormalities.Re and me test done.?
Contact your Dr.: This is urgent- blood in stool needs immediate eval - especially in a baby. - there are other important questions to be asked such as age of baby- any birth complications, maturity-etc but it wont change your need to take baby in - so please make an appoint to be seen today if you have not already. Good luck. ...Read more
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