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Daughter getting over fever virus. Allergies and ear inf. For three says poop has blood in it. Normal or poop a day now she has urge to go 4 or 5times?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Blood in stool

Blood in the stool of children is not as serious a concern as it is in adults because colorectal cancer is so truly rare in children.
The most common cause of rectal blood in children is an anal fissue, especially with constipation, in which passing a large, hard bm overstretches the anus and a small tear develops that can bleed. A gentle laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) powder (otc) will help.

In brief: Blood in stool

Blood in the stool of children is not as serious a concern as it is in adults because colorectal cancer is so truly rare in children.
The most common cause of rectal blood in children is an anal fissue, especially with constipation, in which passing a large, hard bm overstretches the anus and a small tear develops that can bleed. A gentle laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) powder (otc) will help.
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