my daughter is five years old and just passed a bowel movement with blood also in the toilet. I’m worried because I do not know what could have caused this. what could cause this and what should I do ? thank you for your help
– worried mother
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You should not be worried ..passing one bowel movement with blood is not a cause of concern..she might have been constipated and blood is normal ..
If this happens many times you can seek medical consultation with a pediatrician.
If she had constipation and stool was rock hard , there is possibility that she injured her rectum
Also some foods and medication gives blood apearance, like for example too much tomatoes can cause exactly what you described
If non of the above then i recommend seeing your pediatric doctor
black coloured stools often occur due to small intestine infections.
if the blood was bright red colored,then it may be rectal blood due to constipation.
give him plenty of water.
one episode of blood should not be a worry.
consult a pediatrician.
THIS MAY HAVE BEEN DUE TO WORM INFESTATION.
GIVE DEWORMING AGENTS.
GET STOOL EXAMINATION DONE TO SEE FOR ANY PARASITES.
such bouts of blood through stools occur due to rectal causes. may be constipation earlier may have triggered the cause.
give laxatives for smooth stools.