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What causes blood in stool and pain below ribs?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: My daughter's stool has blood with it and she has a pain on the left side below the ribs. What could that mean?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushik K Murthy (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Gastroeneteritis. Need doctor to examine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi , thanks for writing to us.
Looking at the symptoms you have mentioned here, it suggests infection of stomach and intestines-gastroenteritis.
It ll be better if a doctor examines your daughter and prescribes the appropriate medications.
She ll require oral antibiotics for treatment.
Till you meet your doctor, keep your child well hydrated with ORS-oral rehydration solution powder available in all medical stores.
Thank you, regards. Hope I have answered your query.
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushik K Murthy (30 minutes later)
By the way, the pain is more on the lower stomach towards the navel, bubling sensation, and a cramp pain at the left side in the same level as the navel and below the floating ribs. Would it still be gastrointeritis?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushik K Murthy (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for the follow up.

All the symptoms are suggesting an infection. So it ll be better if a doctor examines her and start the treatment. If it was just pain with no blood in stools , I would tell it is just a gastritis , but since she has the symptoms you have mentioned I would suspect an infection.

Regards.
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What causes blood in stool and pain below ribs?

Brief Answer: Gastroeneteritis. Need doctor to examine. Detailed Answer: Hi , thanks for writing to us. Looking at the symptoms you have mentioned here, it suggests infection of stomach and intestines-gastroenteritis. It ll be better if a doctor examines your daughter and prescribes the appropriate medications. She ll require oral antibiotics for treatment. Till you meet your doctor, keep your child well hydrated with ORS-oral rehydration solution powder available in all medical stores. Thank you, regards. Hope I have answered your query.