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What are the most common reasons a test would be positive for fecal occult blood in a toddlers stool?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Anal fissure

Kids can push out a stool that is either bulky or oversized and cause a crack in the skin of the outlet.
This is a relatively common cause of blood in the stool. They can also have irritation of the large intestines, and some infectious diarrheas that turn the test positive also.

In brief: Anal fissure

Kids can push out a stool that is either bulky or oversized and cause a crack in the skin of the outlet.
This is a relatively common cause of blood in the stool. They can also have irritation of the large intestines, and some infectious diarrheas that turn the test positive also.
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