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Blood in the stool,constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   my 4 year old just went poop and i noticed that it was tinted with blood
User :   so
Doctor :   ok
User :   i thought he actually might of just torn himself and the blood was on the outside of the stool
Doctor :  
ths is the first time you noticed
User :   when i cut open his stool it was filled with mucus and bright red blood
Doctor :  
User :   he has had really big poops in the past and has torn but never to this extent
User :   he did have surgery over two weeks ago, and was very constipated for about a 2 weeks
Doctor :   ok

User :   his doctor did put him on a laxative, so finally we have been doing every other day
Doctor :  
what kind of surgery
User :   tonsils and adnoids
Doctor :  
was he fed with some hard food
User :   yes now he was on soft food
User :   it was done july 30th
Doctor :  
User :   doctor on call told me not to worry
Doctor :  
just notice for next
User :   but i def wanted a second opinion
User :   ok
Doctor :   was the stools very foul smelling
User :   i just didnt know if this was an E.R visit. Actually his poop is always bad smelling
User :   smelling
User :   so not out of the ordinary smelling, I just couldnt believe the amount of blood
Doctor :   ok , may mucus is there, suspect some infection

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