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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: Make sure that he/she gets seen by a doctor to figure out where the blood is coming from. ...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?

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

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


Dr. Ira Katz
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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