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Have loose bowels, mucus with blood. No medication till now. What to do?

Since the last 18 hours, my son (9 year old) has been having a loose bowel...last few bowels, we noticed that there is mucus with blood
he does NOT have any stomach pain. He does NOT have any fever. He does NOT have any rashes or vomiting or cold or cough
He traveled from India to US in the last 96 hours
What could be the problem
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Every diarrhea which contains blood should be checked with stool tests. Most probable reason of such symptoms is bacterial infection. Especially that you have come back from India recently. The food in India can contain dangerous for tourists bacteria. Some of such diarrhea can be life threatening when not diagnosed and treated. Especially for kids.

That is why it is strongly advisable for your son to have stool tests and stool culture test done and prescribed proper antibiotics. Please visit your doctor and do not wait anymore.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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