blood in stools?

Haylli - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi I am just waiting to hear back from my doctor abut my daughter she s almost 9 month old and today at her diaper change she had some blood after i wiped her tush off. I think it was from a rash buse looking thing on the outside but not 100 percent sure anyone have anything similar happen to them and should I be really concerned?



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Nikole - posted on 01/13/2010

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you were right to call the doc. it might be nothing but better to be safe than sorry. my son had something similiar but it was a yeast rash

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Haylli - posted on 01/14/2010

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Thank you she does have a rash around her anus, and thats where the blood was comming from. We'll see what the doctor says today. Thank you again so much everyone.

Jennifer - posted on 01/14/2010

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If it is bright red blood, then it is probably just from a rash/ or tiny little cuts around her anus from the stool. If she is passing stools that are tar black, or deep red (if you gave her something deep red to eat or drink, then it is probably just the food coming out), then it could be something serious (internal bleeding). I worked in a nursing home for 7 years and delt with stuff like this all the time. If it is from internal bleeding, then it will also will have a very strong distinct odor. Check with the doctor just to make sure, because they are the only ones that can really describe what to look out for.

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Sometimes blood in the stool indicates a food allergy. Has she recently started eating any new foods?

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My daughter had a little blood in her diaper and it turned out to be from fissures (tiny cracks in the skin around the anus). They will probably have you do some tests, but I'm sure it will be fine. Good luck!

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