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Blood In Infant Stool Breastfed
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
5w newborn has 1-2 bowel movements/day supplemented with breastmmilk, sometimes seedy yellow sometimes yellow green and clay. Baby strains and cries.
No: It is not normal for a 2 month-old baby to have firm, constipating stool before, during, or after a vaccination (the vaccination doesn't have anything to do with it). Constipation happens in babies sometimes, more often in formula-fed babies than in breast-fed ones. Because 0-3 months is very young, the doctor can check to be sure the baby is ok. Occasional glycerin suppository use can help. ...Read more
2 month old formula fed baby passing adult-like stool? Semi hard constitency/long tubes. She is very fussy/cries most of the day. Formula change?
In the absence of : diarrhea, vomiting, poor weight gain, eczema, wheezing or other signs of milk protein allergy or milk protein intolerance, I'd say take your baby & a diaper full of stool to her pediatrician, discuss your concerns & wait to see what her physical exam reveals before trying an elimination diet. An elimination diet includes re-introducing the suspected offending food under medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?
Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabolism is being distorted. This disease can affect virtually any organ in the body because of its interference with energy synthesis. Stop sugar in all its various forms. ...Read more
5months old baby having green,froathy stool 4times aday,exclusive breast feed,is this normal,when will my baby stool pattern comes normal?
10 month old poops 4-5 times a day and her stool is watery. She's formula fed and takes cerelac maize cereal. No temperature.
Intolerance: Watery stools are sometimes a sign of difficulty processing the feed. A frequent cause is the lactose sugar in most traditional formulas.A scorch like diaper rash is often present.Substitution with a lactose free formula may solve the problem within 3-4 days.Other agents like juices can also do it. Discuss with the kids doc at a regular checkup. ...Read more
My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?
Brown is OK!: Baby poop is lots of different colors and can change from day to day for any baby. One day brown, one day yellow, one green. The worrisome colors are dark black after the first few days of life (cuz your first poop is blackish meconium), red poop or pure white poop. I suppose purple would be weird too! as his digestive tract matures, consistency will also vary. And yes, baby poop stinks! ...Read more
Could be, but...: There are a lot of mucous-producing cells in the colon and rectum, so some mucous can be normal at times. But if the mucous is persistent or heavy, stools are loose, your infant seems uncomfortable, not gaining weight well, or any blood in the stools, it would warrant evaluation. ...Read more
7 wk old breastfed newborn diagnosis with cow milk protein allergy. On dairy free diet but poo is still green but no blood in stools. Can iron sup cause this?
Pooh color...: Baby pooh comes in many colors depending on age and diet. Green is not a problem although the typical breast fed baby's pooh is yellow. The color can change based on your diet. Bright red or dark red/black pooh would be of concern as this is a sign of milk allergy. Iron can change the color of pooh to black which is not a problem. As long as baby is well green is no problem. ...Read more
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 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.
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?
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 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 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.?
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