What does blood in stool of an infant indicate? - Online Doctor Chats
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My daughter is not well since last Thursday. On Thursday she has high fever and loose motions as well. We took her to a hospital and got some medication. Fever got reduced, in fact, its completely gone now.
But in her motion, since past two days, some blood and mucus is also coming out.
I am sorry about your daughter's condition
When we met doctor on last Thursday it used to be normal motions only. So, we didn't say anything about blood and mucus to Doctor. For regular motions, they prescribed Z&D 20mg ( 1ml per day ).
How old is your daughter?
We are giving her curd rice, idli, ORC Juice etc, some fruits
you can continue that
but I would like you to get her stool tested for typhoid bacteria
blood in stools can be seen in typhoid and amoebic dysentery
Some times her stool is in light green color as well
so a stool test will rule out both
If there is no fever now then it can be easily treated
do not panic
and get the stool tested
is there anything else you would like to discuss?
how much generally this stool test cost
And do you recommend any hospital near XXXXXXX XXXXXXX in XXXXXXX
The cost is not very high
it will be around 200 or something like that
Manipal hospital is nearby
if you don't like that you can go to CMH or cradle
Sure sir, generally we are taking her to Cloud9. We are always feeling that unnecissarily they are charging much.
Last time when we took my daughter to her, they recommended urine test which costed 3.5K and at the end they confirmed that there is nothing in the report :(
cloud 9 is a waste of money if you are not super rich
go to St John's hospital
You can get these tests done for 100 or 200 rupees
and you will also get very good doctors
Sure sir, its not about money. Its all about confidence when they recommend some tests next time
is there anything else I can help you with?
Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestion! I would get back to you if I need anything else.
Thats all I need for now, Thanks again!
You are welcome
have a good day ahead
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