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worryed about my son, please help

myon is 15 months old. and this may be too much info but when i just changed his diaper i'm pretty sure there was blood in his stool. He normally has a hard time going and has to push pretty hard but this time he didn't. And i was thinking about anything red that he's eaten but he only had a pizza hot pocket last night which he has eaten many times. Has anyone ever had this happen and should i take him to the dr.

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Asked by kelka24 at 12:09 PM on Apr. 16, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I've never had this happen but if you are concerned about anything, esspecially blood, you should contact his doctor asap. Better safe than sorry

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 12:13 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Call the doc just in case. It could be due to the constipation, but it's best to consult the doctor whenever anything fishy like that happens.

    Answer by beckcorc at 12:14 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • If he is acting normal I would wait for another stool, if you see it there again then to ease your mind call the doctor, sometimes blood vessels break in the process.

    Answer by older at 12:14 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Call your doctor and take baby in for a check up.

    Answer by geminisummerz at 12:16 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Check his diaper the next time he has a bowel movement to make sure it wasn't just food that you saw, as it can sometimes take a full day for food to work its way through the digestive system, especially if the person experiences frequent constipation or stools infrequently. If you see the "blood" again....Check to see if it is bright red blood, b/c if it is, then it is probably from having to push so hard from being constipated. This type of blood typically comes from low in the GI tract, most likely from small tears in the rectum from the pressure of pushing out stool. This is typically nothing to worry about, even for a young infant, but I would discuss his constipation issues with your child's doctor. If it is dark red blood or he has black, tarry stools, then take him to the doctor immediately. This type of blood typically comes from higher up in the GI tract and can be indicative of something more serious.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

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