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Baby diagnosed with anemia, given iron drops, bloody stool. Suggestion?

My 13 month old grandbaby was diagnosed with anemia at the Army Hospital Mchord Lewis Washington state. She was given iron drops. Today my daughter told me she ad bloody stool and texted me the picture of the diaper and it was bloody. Should she push for a more non invasive test They started an IV and she will be admitted tonight. They also did blood work, not sure if they were hematology and chemistry.
Asked On : Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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One of the main causes of Iron deficiency anemia is bleeding from gastrointestinal tract. I suggest you to first get confirmation of diagnosis which is characterized by Decreased serum ferritin and iron with increased transferrin. And then the cause for it such as bleeding from gastrointestinal tract. She may need more non invasive tests like FOBT, per rectal examination etc.
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