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My 3 year old satrted having diarrhea last night, with cramps and mild fever, a little blood in her stool, should I take her to the doc?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Blood in stool
This pattern is consistent with several forms of infectious diarrhea.
This can include the bacteria salmonella, shigella, e.Coli & viruses. I would routinely obtain a stool culture on such a case as treatment varies.This can managed at home for a while if the child is taking fluids well & playful, but an office visit is worthwhile when blood is found in the stool or the child is pretty uncomforta.

In brief: Blood in stool
This pattern is consistent with several forms of infectious diarrhea.
This can include the bacteria salmonella, shigella, e.Coli & viruses. I would routinely obtain a stool culture on such a case as treatment varies.This can managed at home for a while if the child is taking fluids well & playful, but an office visit is worthwhile when blood is found in the stool or the child is pretty uncomforta.
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