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Have occasional red blood in stool. Usually happens with a large stool that can be painful when passing but not constipated. Dr did a sigmoidoscopy and says he sees nothing wrong at all. Possible???

Irritation at anus. A large painful stool can cause irritation at the very end of the rectum causing bright blood to be seen in the stool. Eating more insoluble fiber- in whole grains and vegetables -with plenty of fluids, will help the stool become softer and pass more easily. Consider more- wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, Read more...
May be a fissure. If this occurs with a large stool and no hemorrhoids were seen then consider a fissure (or tear of skin). These can heal rapidly so your doctor may not see it when you get checked. They often can be itchy while healing. If this sounds possible, a stool softener may help even if you are not constipated. Read more...

Small red spot in 2 yo diaper today. No blood in stool. Other day took rectal temp. Mucus w/ little red on it. Acting fine. Constipated often-worry?

OK unless recurring. Even if it is blood, a small amount, one event would not be anything to worry about. It could be due to the thermometer causing some mild trauma or constipation. It could also not even be blood. I would have it checked if it is recurring or if there is a larger amount of blood. Read more...
Red spot. Not sure why you checked your baby's rectal temp. It's not very comfortable to do so and you may have incidentally injured him, so that's the reason for the blood you saw. Constipation ? Tell us what his stool frequency is to determine if he is indeed constipated. Read more...