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Child has blood in stool, occasional stomach pains, no improvement with medicines?

hi. I have a 7 year old son who is having blood in his stool . he also says he has pain in his stomach sometimes. please help! He has no history of any problems at all. This just started a few weeks ago when he came to me and said he saw blood in his stool. Since then it has happened about three times a week. When i took him to the doctor he said it was just an infection and gave us some pills, however my son still has blood in his stool.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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Hi,

Thank you for your query.

If there has not been any improvement after giving medicines then your son needs to be thoroughly re-examined and investigated to find the cause of blood in the stool. Fresh blood is usually from the lower intestinal tract. The following investigations/examinations need to be done:
1. Stool routine examination
2. Stool for occult blood
3. Examination of the anal canal
Depending on these further course of management shall be advised. It may even include a colonscopy to find the exact site of bleeding.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Regards,

RKK
Answered: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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