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12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

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 more

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Stool with blood under 2 year old baby?

Stool with blood under 2 year old baby?

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

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What do I do if my baby has blood in his stool?

What do I do if my baby has blood in his stool?

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 more

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When is nec usually diagnosed, should I be worried if my baby is constantly fussy and has blood in his stools?

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 more

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What to do to soften baby's stool, she goes to the bathroom but is hard n painful sometimes with strike of blood?

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

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Why does my baby have blood in his stool?

Why does my baby have blood in his stool?

Don't know.: Your pediatrician would be the right person to explore the cause. ...Read more