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My 18 week old daughter has had little pinpricks of blood in her stool. We have ruled out a milk protein allergy. What can it be?

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Dr. Thomas Taxman
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Still milk protein

It is difficult to diagnose food allergy in infants with the standard food allergy techniques.
Soy intolerance occurs in 50% of these babies. Many infants also react to partially digested cow's milk protein and need to go onto more advanced formulas. Breast feeding is the best with mom following a strict cow's milk protein free diet.

In brief: Still milk protein

It is difficult to diagnose food allergy in infants with the standard food allergy techniques.
Soy intolerance occurs in 50% of these babies. Many infants also react to partially digested cow's milk protein and need to go onto more advanced formulas. Breast feeding is the best with mom following a strict cow's milk protein free diet.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Dlood in stool18wks

If you have ruled out milk protein allergy, which is the commonest cause of blood in stool at this agit may be a anal fissure and that is self limiting.
But other food allegies can cause it as well.Ig it persist see a pediatri gastroenterologist.

In brief: Dlood in stool18wks

If you have ruled out milk protein allergy, which is the commonest cause of blood in stool at this agit may be a anal fissure and that is self limiting.
But other food allegies can cause it as well.Ig it persist see a pediatri gastroenterologist.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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