The Cause Of 3 Weeks Old Baby’s Stool Is Accompanied By Blood And A Bit Runny?
Best wishes to all of usrnrnMy doctor wants to ask a question, my son is 3 weeks oldrnEvery time he wants to defecate my child always has a strong hold, cries and his stools are bloody even though it’s just a little spottingrnr nAfter being treated for 2 days and infused with antibiotics, the blood in his stool is gonernBut when he wants to defecate, my child still has a strong hold and cries and his stool is runny and slimyrnrnIs it not dangerous . . and what does it indicate, doctor?rnrnPlease enlighten mernrnThank you
Hello, Nanda02, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
Here are some things to consider when looking at the baby's bowel pattern:
1. The frequency of bowel movements: in infants, the frequency of bowel movements can vary depending on the nutrition he receives. Infants who drink exclusive breastfeeding usually defecate more often than those who drink formula milk. What is more important here is the density/consistency of the stool. It is considered normal if the stool has a soft consistency and the baby can pass it painlessly.
2. Stool consistency/density: in infants who are exclusively breastfed, the stool is usually softer, like mustard. In formula-fed babies, the stools are usually denser.
3. Stool color: there are 3 colors that are considered abnormal, namely red, black, and white. Red and black indicate bleeding in the digestive tract, while white indicates blockage in the ducts in the liver and bile.
A baby who pushes before a bowel movement accompanied by crying can indicate a difficulty for the baby to pass stool. Could be due to constipation / constipation or there is a blockage in the baby's digestive tract. In addition, liquid and slimy stools can be caused by several possibilities:
1. Gastrointestinal tract infections by viruses (eg rotavirus), bacteria, or parasites. The baby's stools are watery or softer than usual (diarrhea), there is blood, and a fever.
2. Irritation/inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract
3. Malabsorption, or there are nutrients that cannot be digested through the intestines.
It's best to check with your doctor again to get the right treatment. If your child is drinking breast milk, reevaluate the food you eat, because some foods can affect the content of the milk he drinks. Some of these things you can try to reduce defecation pain in children, namely by gently massaging the baby's stomach and giving warm oil to the baby's stomach. Make sure your baby is getting enough nutrition and fluids. If the baby looks sick, weak, often sleepy, looks restless, doesn't want to drink, take him to the doctor immediately.
That's it, I hope it's useful.
Regards, dr. Sarah Rizqia.