Melted Blood From The Anus Of A 1 Year And 4 Month Old Baby?
Syalom Hello doctor, before my child was going to defecate, the stool was hard and bleeding came out, until it melted. Is that dangerous ???
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The presence of blood in the stool and anus of the baby is an alarm sign. If the volume of blood that comes out quite a lot, can arise the risk of complications in the form of anemia to shock that can be life threatening. These symptoms should be immediately checked by a doctor or pediatrician so that your child's health condition can be evaluated and given the necessary treatment as soon as possible.
There are several possibilities that can cause the appearance of blood in the stool and anus of infants, including:
Anal fissures, which are small tears in the anus that are usually caused by hard stools, are the most common cause of bloody bowel movements in children under five, usually occur in children who experience constipation
Gastrointestinal infections, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites, usually accompanied by symptoms of fever, abdominal pain, and the child becomes fussy or weak
The effects of consuming certain foods, drinks, or drugs that cause stool color change to look like blood
Inflammatory bowel disease, which is a chronic condition that causes prolonged inflammation in the intestine, symptoms: bloody diarrhea, mucus in the stool, weight loss, weakness, pain and stomach cramps
Anal abscesses and fistulas, when there are cavities in the anus filled with bacterial infections and pus-filled sacs; fistulas can form if the abscess does not experience good healing and rupture on the surface of the skin; accompanied by pain
Intestinal polyps, which are small lumps that grow at the end of the digestive tract, can be accompanied by blood loss
We recommend that you immediately take your baby to the doctor or pediatrician. If there are signs of emergency, such as shock, the doctor will provide treatment as soon as possible to stabilize the general condition and vital signs. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may plan a supplementary examination (if an indication is found) to identify the cause of the symptoms, such as stool examination or endoscopy. As a suggestion, you are advised to give children nutritious complementary foods (MPASI) balanced nutrition, breast milk according to the child's request (on demand), as well as drinking enough water.
To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about bloody bowel movements in children under the age of five. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.