Chapters With Red Mucus In Children Aged 16 Months?

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doctor, my son is 16 months old and it’s been 5 days now his bowel movements are like red mucus sometimes smells fishy but his stools are normal and not runny…. why is that??????

1 Answer:

Good morning Yunita, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Normal stool color is yellowish brown with a solid or slightly mushy shape. If there is a change in these characteristics, then there could be a disturbance in the digestive system, although it could also be a normal condition.

In the case of your child, the appearance of red mucus when it is associated with the consumption of certain drugs or foods that have a red content, or your baby has just eaten a new type of food, then this condition can be called normal and will improve over time.

In addition, some vitamins can also cause red stools and if your baby is still consuming breast milk, if your breasts are injured while breastfeeding, then your baby can accidentally swallow the blood that comes out and appears in his bowel movements.

But if the condition is outside of that, then there could be an infection or a certain bleeding in one part along your child's digestive tract. Our advice, to avoid misunderstandings, you should check your child to a pediatrician, especially if your child looks sick, fussy, has diarrhea or is lazy to eat. It would be better if you also take a photo of the red mucus that you mean so that you can show it to your pediatrician. Hope your child gets well soon.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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