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3 month breastfed baby had blood in stool. Seeing doctors already, just want other opinions on possible cause?

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

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What would blood look like in 5 month old infants stool. My sons stool was really black. Should I be worried?

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

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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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Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery?

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

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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

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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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My 1 year old baby has some mucus and blood in her stool. What can this be?

My 1 year old baby has some mucus and blood in her stool. What can this be?

RECTAL BLEEDING: Rectal bleeding among the very young can be anal fissure, polyp, meckels diverticulum or infectious colitis. If persistent, get a GI spicialist. There are other causes not mentioned depending on examination. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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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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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Baby goes to ecuador and has blood in stool 2 days later. Help?

Baby goes to ecuador and has blood in stool 2 days later. Help?

Pediatrician: Blood in stool no matter what age, needs investigation. Please call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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What causes blood in newborn stool as well as baby hardly drinking milk 1ounce to be exact?

What causes blood in newborn stool as well as baby hardly drinking milk 1ounce to be exact?

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

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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 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.

Blood in stool: If you are breasfeeding you may have cracked nipples. When the baby sucks she sucks up you blood and then passes it her dtool. If you are bottle feeding a milk allergy can cause blood in the stool. You may have to vhange formula. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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7m baby with blood in stools. Path says LFT high (AST, ALT, Trig). Low Urea. What could it be? Thnx

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I'm 25 and had a baby via cs 6months ago I also have 4 out of 6 symptoms of colon cancer including blood in my stool, nausea how likely is this?

Not much: Symptoms like yours are common from colon cancer, colitis, hemorrhoids etc. I think the mistake you are making is of self diagnosing. You need to see a medical doctor and possibly even a colonoscopy that can rule out colon cancer. ...Read more