Handling Mucus And Bloody Stools?
my son is 6 months old from mln td his chapter is mucus n blood mixed with mucus. but not much really a week ago he was sick but already healthy n last night the chapter is mucus n blood a little but often. also happy n want to play..
Hi Azazi, thanks for your question
The presence of blood in the stool / stool of the baby is not a normal condition. There are several reasons that may underlie this, namely:
dysentery - a parasitic or bacterial infection that causes symptoms of diarrhea (changes in the frequency of bowel movements and stool consistency) accompanied by mucus and blood
may also be accompanied by symptoms of nausea and vomiting and fever invagination / intussusception - a form of intestinal obstruction caused by part of the intestine infiltrating other parts of the intestine
generally the child becomes very fussy and chooses a crouched position because of his stomach pain (a sign of acute abdomen) constipation or difficulty defecating - can be caused by consumption of formula milk or when weaning by solid food
the frequency of the baby's defecation is usually less than 3 times a week (except for babies who are only breastfed, the frequency of bowel movements once a week is still normal), the consistency is harder than usual, the baby looks in pain when defecating Each of the above causes requires immediate medical treatment because it has the potential to endanger the health and/or life of the baby (especially point 1 and point 2). Immediately check your baby's health condition to the nearest pediatrician or hospital. The doctor will ask several questions regarding your baby's medical history, perform a physical examination, as well as additional examinations if needed, such as examination of blood and stool samples, as well as imaging with X-rays and ultrasound. After the underlying cause is known, then the doctor can determine the appropriate and best therapy for your baby.
Hope it's useful