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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   dr my son not passing stools
he is 3 months old
two days back he passed hard stools & after that blood comes out please guide
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   the blood that came out, was it fresh red in color?
Doctor :   does he stil complain of pain?
User :   its red
Doctor :   does he cry when trying to pass stools?
User :   but no pain today
Doctor :   is he having fever associated?
User :   no
Doctor :   is the stomach looking distended? how does it feel to touch is it soft/firm/hard?
User :   last day he has passed stools ok
User :   but today again he hasnt
Doctor :   when was it that he passed stools (normal)?
User :   last to last day sorry
User :   means on 21st june
Doctor :   ok, sometimes babies take sometime to get into a regular pattern.
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you made changes in his diet?
Doctor :   what does the baby take? is he only on breast milk?
User :   ys nw i am giving lactogen to him
User :   before that he is on cows milk
Doctor :   did he have episodes of loose stools when you started giving Lactogen?
User :   no dr
Doctor :   why was he on cows milk? he is only 3 months old? is he not breast fed?
User :   actually i m working
User :   thats why
User :   i hv started cows milk
Doctor :   apart from mothers milk , anything else given to him will possibly cause problems with digestion as it is not a natural for him
User :   diluted with water
User :   ok
User :   so wt to do in tht case
Doctor :   at present I would recommend an examination by a pediatrician
Doctor :   to look for any other abnormaility
User :   ok
Doctor :   and see if there is any bleeding due to any tear in anus due to hard stools
User :   ok dr
Doctor :   stop top feeds for the baby , give him lactogen with proper precautions of hygiene if you are not able to give expressed breast milk
User :   ok
Doctor :   see that the baby is hydrated well, skin should be supple and smooth, not wrinkled
Doctor :   any changes in activity levels, either restlessness or lethargy should be reported to the his pediatrician
User :   ok
User :   ok thanks dr
User :   ill go 4 tht only
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   ys
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   no dr
User :   if so ill get back again
Doctor :   ok. sure
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.bye for now.
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