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Blood Strains In My Child Stool
Straining for blood: Straining to much in toilet due to constipation can be a cause of some bleeding due to small anal tear from mechanical friction of hardenend stools or hemorrhoids. Keep taking enough fiber in diet with vegetables, fruits (including dry fruit, figs and prunes) lots of liquids and avoid constipating foods (dairy products, banana, red meats etc). Take stool softners as needed. ...Read more
Why does my anus hurt when i pass stools? No blood, strain now and again, hurts more when i pass larger stools
Strain: The anal muscle is just like any other muscle. You can strain it when you strain at your bm. Good there's no blood. Soften and ease your bowel movement with a generic mirilax once/day and plenty of water intake during the day. Avoid constipating agents like narcotics. Increase vegetable intake. If these symptoms persist, you can visit your practitioner for exam ; discussion. ?Fissure in anus. ...Read more
My 16 month old was constipated and straining for about 24 hours. He had a bm, and there is blood in his stool and on his diaper. Should he see a dr?
Yes.: First, his doctor needs to examine him to ensure there is no underlying cause of the constipation and to check for a hemorrhoid or fissure. If you can bring the stool in question with you to the doctor, it's helpful, too -- blood mixed in with the stool can be a sign of intestinal issues. The doctor can also recommend stool softeners for your child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Past 3 days hv needed 2 strain 2 have a bowel mvmt daily when usually I have softer stools. No other symtms, no blood, no change in diet or exercise.?
Still normal range: The average American's bowel frequency is 1 every 3-4 days ranging to 3 per day. However, if any doubt, a call to your doctor is in order since he knows what medicines you're taking & what underlying medical conditions you have, that may be contributory here. Additionally, consider a stool softener & fiber supplementation at this time to re-normalize stool texture. ...Read more
10 y/o son has had small amt of red blood upon wiping for 2 wks. I see no blood in/on the stool. Sometimes strains/has hard poop but no visible tear. ?
My daughter is 6mths old, I believe she is constipated. She was straining/crying and there was a tinge of blood on her stool. Emergency room?
Not Necessary: Get a half of pediatric glycerin suppository and insert it into her rectum (butt). This will coat the stool and help it to slide out. The blood if it is bright red, is from the straining. In the future add 1/2 jar of baby prunes to her diet and avoid rice cereal and bananas for the time being. Good Luck! ...Read more
Thin stools, long and thin, sometimes thick and thin at the same time. No blood in stool, sometimes bright red on paper. Soft but strain...
It could just be a : Sign of ibs or colitis.Any alteration in the consistency of the stool or presence of blood be it a stain or gross bleeding deserves an evaluation by a GI specialist which includes colonoscopy. Hope they'll find the cause of your symptoms! take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
13 yr/o daughter had bright streak of blood in otherwise normal stool. hurt to pass but didn't hav 2 strain. no blood on tissue!! cause? Cancer??
Cancer unlikely: If there was pain with passing the stool, it is most likely a small anal fissure or hemorrhoid that bled, especially if the stool looked normal otherwise. I suggest giving plenty of fluids, high fiber foods and/or stool softener for the next week. If bleeding continues have it checked out. Possible polyp. Colitis is associated with mucous and loose stools and colon CA rare in children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rectal bleeding pale pink colour not mixed in stool. Slightly constipated,straining occurred. Only a bit of blood. What is the cause of this?
Hemorrhoid or fissur: Most commonly a hemorrhoid or anal fissure cab cause bleeding hemorrhoid get better with psyllium seed by mouth softer stools and less staring for a bowel movement. A fissure will produce pain. If bleeding persists for more than a couple of weeks a rectal exam should b done ...Read more
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