Red Slimy CHAPTER?
Hello, I want to ask..nMy baby has red-brown mucus in his stool, and his stools are like chili seeds..nIs it dangerous?nPlease answer.. Thank you!!
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How long has this complaint been around? How old is your child now? Is he still consuming exclusive breastfeeding? Has he received MPASI? Is the consistency of the stool liquid? Does it happen more than 3 times a day? Do you have fever, vomiting, bloating, or other complaints?
If your baby is currently consuming solid food (complementary food for breast milk), then defecation accompanied by red-brown mucus accompanied by the appearance of dregs resembling chili seeds can be normal, for example if you give him solid food containing dragon fruit or beetroot. The shape of the stool can also occur because the digestive tract has just adapted to a denser food consistency, so that he experiences constipation (constipation) and an injury to the digestive tract wall that causes blood to appear in the feces.
You need to suspect if the change in bowel pattern occurs suddenly in a baby who is still consuming exclusive breastfeeding, if the baby has loose stools more than 3 times a day, or if the complaints appear accompanied by other complaints such as fever, vomiting, or bloating. If one or more of the signs above appear, you should immediately see your child's doctor for further evaluation. Several factors that may underlie this complaint are malabsorption of food, dysentery (gastrointestinal infection), food poisoning, lactose intolerance, volvulus (twisting of the intestines), intussusception (entry of a segment of the intestine into another segment of the intestine), Crohn's disease (inflammation of the intestine), anal fissures. (tear of the anal wall), and so on.
Doctors will generally perform a thorough physical evaluation to rule out a potentially dangerous condition. Furthermore, it is also possible that further tests, such as blood tests, stool cultures, x-rays, or ultrasound will be done.
At this time, if your child is less than 6 months old, give him exclusive breastfeeding. The content of breast milk plays a very good role in increasing the baby's immune system, including protecting it from infection and inflammation in the digestive tract. In addition, if your baby is more than 6 months old, give him additional healthy and nutritious complementary foods. Prioritize soft-textured MPASI first. Also give him plenty to drink to launch his bowel movements. Avoid giving instant food, preservatives, or other foods that are not processed hygienically.
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