Question by  Molae06 (1467)

What should I do about blood in my toddler's stool?

Should I take him to the doctor?


Answer by  johnresa (2455)

Yes you should get him to the doctor right away. You never know what the problem could be and you want to be sure he is not bleeding internally.


Answer by  Alicette (139)

Yes, take him to the doctor immediately. If he has diarreah, make sure he does not get dehydrated and try to feed him bread or rice to bind the stools. If his stool was otherwise normal, it might be hemmoroids or even just a scratch/tear in the anus, but nonetheless blood in stool for anyone means a doctor visit.


Answer by  nupsmommy (375)

It is not a normal thing to pass blood in your stool. You should take the child to the doctor immediately. The longer you wait the more damage can be caused to your child. The blood could be skin irritation or it could be something actually in his own stool.


Answer by  sarah1967 (626)

If your child has been having a really hard time going to the bathroom that could cause a little blood in stool. You could give your doctor a call.


Answer by  julie39 (171)

The first thing you should do is to check the color of the blood.if it is bright red it's not serious if it is dark red or black you should gather a sample and take it to your doctor for him to have a lab examine it


Answer by  easybear (92)

My daughter had blood in her stool, and our pediatrician just said to monitor it. If it happened again, bring in the soiled diaper and she would have it tested. There are numerous reasons for blood - ie. straining, upset belly. If its chronic, then there's a issue that needs further evaluation.


Answer by  juliep (305)

Yes take him to the doctor. It could be nothing but it could also be something really serious. Best to find out what the doctor has to say about it.


Answer by  Sally1049 (158)

This is usually a common condition and probably not serious, but it is best to take the child to the doctor to make sure that it isn't something more serious.


Answer by  maggiec1179aolcom (754)

I would take him to the doctor as soon as possible. If your child is constipated check to be sure it is in the stool and not just his bottom bleeding from straining.


Answer by  dantheman50 (103)

If your toddler has blood in his stool don't freak out. Usually this is not serious but you should contact your child's doctor to see if they believe he needs an examination.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You really should take your child to his doctor. Whenever there is blood in the stool of any animal or human being it isn't a good thing. It may not being a major problem but at least you know that your son is okay. In the future if you're ever concerned about something call the Doctor's office and ask.


Answer by  Annief75 (246)

If it happens one or two times I wouldn't worry, more than that and you should go. Better safe than sorry!

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