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HELP! IS THIS NORMAL?!

My daughter who is fourteen going on fifteen has blood in her stool. This has happened twice but, spread out by about a week. I don't know if I should take her to the doctor, is this normal?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Jul. 2, 2010 in Health

Answers (11)
  • It's probably hemorrhoids. Has she been constipated? Maybe try buying her some stool softener
    renea20

    Answer by renea20 at 12:46 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Unexplained blood is always a good reason for a doctor visit. She could have a food intolerance making itself known, or it could be a virus, it could be lots of things.
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 12:46 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • It doesn't seem normal. You might want to take her to the doctor just to make sure.
    PinkRose282

    Answer by PinkRose282 at 12:46 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • bright red blood indicates a tear close to theoutside. It could be from constipation and hard stools. If the blood is darker it would be from farther up and would be more of a cause for concern. Maybe she just needs more fresh fruits to keep her regular.
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 12:47 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Yes, take her to see her Dr. She may have internal hemorrhoids and no other symptoms other than blood in the stool. But if there is blood, she definitely should be seen by a Dr. It will may just get worse if it is untreated. Don't let it go, best to be on the safe side.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:48 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Of course it is not normal. Seeing a Dr is ur best bet. More than likely it could be hemrroids, but also could be that her stool is larger than normal meaning she has been lacking fruits and veges and that can make ur stool harder and it can cut or tear you.
    Amanda_plus_2

    Answer by Amanda_plus_2 at 12:48 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • good reason to go to doc
    not something you can guess one
    you may be right or you may guess wrong

    go to the doc

    most likely nothing, but why guess on this one
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 12:50 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Finding blood in your stool can indicate something as simple as hemorrhoids, or as serious as colon cancer. Blood may appear as reddish- or maroon-colored, or as a black tarry stool. It may also be occult blood, or blood that is invisible to the naked eye. It's important to see a doctor and learn the reason for blood in your stool.
    JaneWilliams5

    Answer by JaneWilliams5 at 12:57 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Yes take her to the doctor.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 1:02 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Its probably just a hemorrhoid, but is must be checked by a doctor.
    Rnurse

    Answer by Rnurse at 1:07 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

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