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8 months old with blood in diaper

I just changed my 8 month old sons diaper and he had bright red jelly like poo. His poo is usually yellow/brown and pretty loose. He is breastfed and just has very little solid foods. What could this be and should I be concerned? Like I said, his poo is very soft so its not like he had a really hard stool that made him bleed. any advise would be great. oh and he is acting normal

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Asked by staciaw at 10:54 PM on Nov. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • call on call nurse
    good wishes
    bet it is fine, but call medical person on call to ask

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:57 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Take him to the doctor!! Don't ask us!

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 10:58 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Bring the diaper to the ER with him now. I wouldn't wait

    Answer by Sharell8710 at 10:59 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • what have you fed him? Beets could do it, as well as a lot of other foods and koolaid.

    Answer by sweet29mom at 11:03 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Go to the doctor and take the diaper. This is something that they need to see him for asap.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:57 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • You are asking US???? Call a Doctor , don't ask a bunch of women at a damn board!!!!

    Answer by kerp1960 at 1:28 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • Did you get it checked out? What did it end up being?

    Answer by andreab562 at 9:01 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • I just found this. I hope you've had the baby checked out already. This sounds like what they call "currant jelly" stool, because that's what it looks like. It is a sign of possible intussception, which can be a life-threatening intestinal condition. Anytime you see something that is highly unusual, please go straight to your doctor! I hope your baby is okay.

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 10:01 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Because of his age it can be a lot of different things. I hope you took him to the dr and it was nothing serious.

    Answer by Soniam301 at 1:22 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

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