Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: nombuso | 2011-02-16

Q.

blood in baby''s stool

my 5 month old baby has red mucus looking blood in his stool - should i be concerned?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Yes you should be concerned. There should not be any blood in your baby's stools. The causes range from an infection especially with bacteria called campylobacter, to milk allergy to possible tears in the anus caused by hard stools. It is important to take your baby to be seen by a paediatrician.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011-02-16

You should take baby to the doctor to have it checked out just in case. It could be something like a little tear in your little babes anus caused by constipation and a hard stool, which is sore but not dangerous, but it could be something more serious, so rather take baby to the doctor just in case (but don''t panic, there could be many causes).

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