The Cause Of The Presence Of Red Blood Cells In The Child’s Stool?
A few days ago my child did a stool analysis and the results were soft consistency, brownish yellow color, blood -, mucus -, 6-8 erythrocytes, 0-2 leukocytes, amoeba -, cysts -, worm eggs -, others -.
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The presence of erythrocytes (red blood cells) in the stool can be caused by many possibilities, including:
food allergy or milk allergy
bleeding in the nipple (if your child is still drinking milk)
presence of hemorrhoids (hemorrhoids)
anal fissure (injury / tear in the anus)
gastrointestinal infections (eg salmonella or shigella infection)
inflammatory bowel disease
In order to be able to analyze the results of laboratory tests including the results of fecal examinations, the results of these examinations must always be combined with the clinical symptoms experienced by the child, food history, physical examination results, and other supporting examination results.
Allergy to food can indeed cause red blood cells in the stool, but as you can see above, there are many other possibilities. We recommend that you bring the results of the stool examination back to the doctor who asks for an examination for further analysis.
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