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Blood In Infant Stool Breastfed
3 month breastfed baby had blood in stool. Seeing doctors already, just want other opinions on possible cause?
Bloody milk stools: The most common cause of blood in the stool of an exclusively breast fed infant is from ingesting blood from a cracked or inflamed nipple. Other causes include rectal trauma from temperature taking, or intestinal obstruction (this is very uncommon, and usually associated with pain, vomiting, poor feeding, etc.) Breast milk allergy is very rare. ...Read more
What would blood look like in 5 month old infants stool. My sons stool was really black. Should I be worried?
See below: Black stool (like tar) is evidence of bleeding above the ligament of treitz which is in the area of the duodenum. This can mean bleeding that was affected by the acid of the stomach turning the blood from red to black. There are other reasons why the stool may look black that are harmless, so get seen by you pediatrician and bring a sample of the stool to be tested for blood (a guiac test). ...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 more
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.
Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery?
Amoeba Shmomoeba...: Think about it this way: Whatever is causing the diarrhea, an infant is very sensitive to fluid loss, and other losses too. So if it has been excessive and persistent and the baby won't take enough fluids by mouth to compensate for the losses (dry mouth, decreased tears and urine volume, acting cranky and tired), it's time to see a doctor. Let him figure out the cause, whether amoeba or just a virus ...Read more
5week old son, exclusively breastfed. Bright yellow stools, clear urine, putting on weight, but blood test reveals bilirubin at 60, conjugated at 28. Why?
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
My baby is 1 month age. I use fumula feeding no breastfed. Now he has stool around 10 time a day. But his stool is yellow and dark green colour.
Probably fine: I would not be worried about this kind of regular stooling pattern at this age as long as the child appears normal otherwise, is active &feeding well, growing normally and is receiving an approved baby formula, prepared or diluted properly. The baby's digestive system is still getting used to the child's new environment outsdide the uterus. Anything else seems amiss? Do check promptly with your md. ...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?
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
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
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
Pediatrician: Blood in stool no matter what age, needs investigation. Please call your pediatrician. ...Read more
My baby is almost 2 months breastfed n formula fed as well. Does he need to be given water? He has not passed stool for a day. Is he constipated?
YES: Water is quite imprtant and in fact, may help with constipaqtion. ...Read more
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.?
Normal: Blood in stool of nursed babies is normal. If it is bright red and is accompanied by pain, a meckle's diverticulum should be suspected. ...Read more
My baby of 6 weeks hasn't passed a stool in 5 days. He is main breastfed except for at night he receives a nan bottle. Should I be concerned?
Constipation: I would suggest you see your pediatrician regarding this. Good Luck ...Read more
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 won't 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
What could cause a 3 month old breastfed baby to have green, foul smelling stool and being fussy?
Is it normal for a two month old breastfed baby to have jelly like stool that is yellow or orangish? He urinates stools regularly.
Breastfed: Yes he can have jelly like stools as a breast fed baby ...Read more
My baby has got blood in her stools. Should we be worried? Temperature is between 36.6 to 37.1. Breastfeeding and topping up with formula.
Worrisome: Please talk to your baby's caregiver, as blood in the stool is worrisome, needs evaluation. ...Read more
My baby girl is 1 month and has blood in her stool. Infection test were normal and nod airy for me but still happening what else can it be? Pls help.
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
My 2 month old baby had a poops diaper with streaks of red blood. He is breastfed, and mom has noticed an oversupply. Anything to worry about?
Yes: Visible blood in a baby's stool is a cause for concern. Sometimes, they can feed from a mother's cracked or bleeding nipples but swallowed maternal blood should be digested. Visible blood is a sign of lower intestinal or anal/rectal bleeding and should be evaluated by a qualified professional right away. ...Read more
My 4wk old baby has yellow stool, but minimal, if any, "seediness". Should I be concerned? She is gaining weight well, and is exclusively breastfed.
No: No, that stool sounds very normal. Congrats on your newborn baby! ...Read more
Baby is 5.5 months & breastfed. In her dirty nappy, there was some mucasy red blood. Poo was yellow. She is very overweight but healthy. Is it concerning?
My two week baby has greeny stool since birth he is crying loudly all the time. He is exclusively breastfed. He passes stool more than ten times a day?
Normal I some: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days. The green poo is normal & reflects the bile added to stool. Crying in infants is nonspecific & reflects their desire to feel better from whatever bothers them. This varies from hunger to tired & everything in between. Do what you can but good ear plugs are occasionally needed to survive. ...Read more
Hi, my 4 month old baby has been having loose stools since this morning, yellow in colour, and the latest diaper had light traces of blood. Pls advise?
Take the baby to: A health care provider for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more
My one month old baby is formula fed with Similac and his stool is yellowish pasty and other times mucusy. No other side effects and no blood. Should?
All sound normal: As long as he is acting fine and stooling regularly, he is ok. The only time you need to worry is if the stool is black and tarry, or if it is white like ash/clay, or if it is really runny indicating diarrhea ...Read more
7m baby with blood in stools. Path says LFT high (AST, ALT, Trig). Low Urea. What could it be? Thnx
See below: The list of diseases that can cause elevated liver function tests in an infant is extensive. The same can be said for the causes of blood in the stool. Unfortunately you won't be able to diagnose this problem on the internet. Your physician (s) will follow a branching chain of diagnostic studies to reach a diagnosis. If the results of some tests are normal they will move on to additional tests. ...Read more
My 16 week old baby has been very moany last few days and recently had quite a few blood spots that look like small veins scattered in her stool.
Please contact: Her pediatrician. She should be examined in order to be properly diagnosed. It may just be a small fissure (crack) in the skin in the anal area, but could be more serious....so please call her doctor. ...Read more
My 10 day old baby has mucous like stools. Some with blood in it. It was suggested to remove dairy from my diet and supplement with formula for a day or two. When do I see improvement in stools?
Blood in Stool: Breast fed babies can have mucosy, seedy stools; it is normal. Blood in the stool needs confirmation. Swallowed blood from breast can cause darker bloody stools. Baby's stool needs to be tested- hemoccult test to see whether it is blood. Female child can have vaginal bleeding (withdrawl bleeding like menses, which is normal), can be confused as blood in stool. You should see improvement in 3-5 d. ...Read more