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1 month old had a string of blood once in poop with mucus. Had gas problem. Any ideas ?

my one month old had a string of blood only once in his poop. and it was also mucusy. two times this morning he pooped, and it was like literally a yellow greenish ball, like play doe. it wasnt soft, it was firm. then later on in the day she pooped normally, liquidy. then he pooped with a little string of blood and some mucus. she just pooped about an hour ago and it was just a little bit, but it was his normal poop, yellow and liquidy. He is only formula fed..and He is always really really gassy..sorry if there is alot of info.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Hello there,
Since your baby has been passing stools quite frequently and without difficulty, it rules out constipation as a cause of bleed. There are however other causes of blood in stools. Common causes are allergic colitis and anal fissure. Intussusception is rare in a one month old.

Please ensure that the formula is prepared as per the instruction manual. Since there is mucous along with blood, get a stool test done to rule out stool infection. It is not uncommon to acquire infections in formula fed babies . Ensure proper handwashing when preparing feeds for your baby.So get your baby examined with a neonatologist once to be absolutely sure.
Take care.
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