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If my baby has a lot of bloody diarrhea should I take him to the er?

If my baby has a lot of bloody diarrhea should I take him to the er?

Yes: Unarguably bloody diarrhea is not normal. Most pediatricians would prefer to evaluate this situation in the office first. While frightening, rarely does does bloody diarrhea require hospital admission. A small amount of blood mixed into a large portion of watery stool can suggest more blood than it actually is. However, if this occurs during non-office hours, then the baby should go to the er. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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What could cause bloody diarrhea in an infant with no symptoms?

What could cause bloody diarrhea in an infant with no symptoms?

Never Normal: Bloody bowel movements are never a normal event. The color of the blood sometimes gives you clues from where the blood comes from, the brighter the closer to the rectum and colon, the darker the higher in the g.I tract . It can be anything from a fissure in the anal opening due to hard stools, an infection, if your child has been in antibiotics, an allergy to milk, to bowel problems. Dr asap. ...Read more

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I take 800 mg of ibubprofen daily and a baby aspirin daily. Now i'm getting watery, bloody diarrhea?

I take 800 mg of ibubprofen daily and a baby aspirin daily.  Now i'm getting watery, bloody diarrhea?

See Dr: Ibuprofen and Aspirin often negate their protective effects. Both can cause GI irritation and bleeding. Watery/bloody sounds like should be examined in er w/gi referral. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's Disease and chronic watery and bloody diarrhea along with excruciating pain. What can I take for the diarrhea and the pain. I'm alrea?

I have Crohn's Disease and chronic watery and bloody  diarrhea along with excruciating pain.  What can I take for the diarrhea and the pain. I'm alrea?

Need to see doctor: If you are having chonic watery and especially bloody diarrhea with pain, you need to see your doctor. This means your symptoms are either out of control or you are having a Crohn's flare-up and need Rx meds. Do you have a doctor you see on a regular basis for your Crohn's? Are you or have you been on Rx meds for the Crohn's before? How was your Crohn's diagnosed? ...Read more

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What tests should an ER doctor do on a patient who comes in with bloody diarrhea for two days after having D for 3 weeks and GI symptoms for 2 months.

What tests should an ER doctor do on a patient who comes in with bloody diarrhea for two days after having D for 3 weeks and GI symptoms for 2 months.

Depends: Depends on constellation of symptoms: Has there been fever? Weight changes? Vomiting? What GI symptoms specifically? Any association with foods? With some variety based on symptoms: Physical exam of abdomen. Rectal exam and occult blood smear. CBC. CT of the abdomen with oral and IV contrast. Possibly stool cultures. Celiac markers. Possibly a GI specialist consult. ...Read more

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Should i go to school with bloody diarrhea?

No: Bloody diarrhea can be a medical emergency. Recommend getting care at an emergency room. ...Read more

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Is bloody diarrhea a sign of e.Coli infestation?

Is bloody diarrhea a sign of e.Coli infestation?

Sometimes: Bloody diarrhea can been seen with toxic strains of e.Coli like the strain e coli: 0157:h7 of which there is an outbreak in germany. Bloody diarrhea can also be a sign of ulcerative colitis or other invasive bacteria like salmonella, shigella, campylobacter. ...Read more

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Is colitis always accompanied by bloody diarrhea?

Is colitis always accompanied by bloody diarrhea?

Not always: Colitis comes in different forms (I.e. ulcerative, ischemic, microscopic, etc) and different levels of severity. Bloody diarrhea usually implies severe inflammation. ...Read more

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What should I do to prepare for colonoscopy because of bloody diarrhea?

You will get instruc: you will get instructions. You need to be on medications that do not cause bleeding like aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, fish oil to name a few. Your gastroenterologist and the staff well advise you but make sure you tell them all the medications you are on ...Read more

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I'm kinda glad i'm havin bloody diarrhea, in fact i hope it's something deathly so i won't have to deal with so many problems at 18 i'm gonna shoot my?

I'm kinda glad i'm havin bloody diarrhea, in fact i hope it's something deathly so i won't have to deal with so many problems at 18 i'm gonna shoot my?

make a call: Eagle, please call your local mental health or suicide hotline. I'm concerned for your personal safety, by the tone of your comments. If you have bloody diarrhea, you may have inflammatory bowel disease, such as crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Please, talk to someone immediately, either your doctor or a community health phone line. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloody diarrhea?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloody diarrhea?

Need diagnosis: Bloody diarrhea is just a symptom of a serious problem. You need to find out why you are having this symptom, so the problem can be addressed. A gastroenterologist or GI specialist can make this diagnosis. Problems that can cause this symptom include cancer, inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, and peptic ulcer disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the pathogenesis between watery and bloody diarrhea?

Many things: Numerous types of bacterial and viral infections can cause diarrhea, some watery, some bloody, some with mucus. Be seen and tested for a diagnosis. ...Read more

Bloody Diarrhea (Definition)

Bloody diarreha results when the intestinal wall is irritated. You will see red blood in your poop. This can be from an infection, chronic disease, or trauma. If you develop bloody diarrhea with or without fever go to your ...Read more


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Bacterial Dysentery (Definition)

Dysentery is severe diarrhea with passage of mucous and blood. Bacterial dysentery is dysentery caused by enteric pathogenic bacteria such as shigella, enteroinvasive ...Read more