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Child passing blood and mucus with stool. Tests are fine. What to do?

my 7 year old son is passing big globs of mucous with hard stool and sometimes there is blood with the mucous. Tonight he only passed 4 globs of mucous and no poop. 3 weeks ago he was on omnicef and during the last few days of omnicef he started ranitadine and nasonex for acid reflux . a week ago I noticed he started passing mucous and stopped the ranitadine and naonex but it is still occuring. We have had blood work and stool samples - most results have come back negative so far. Help? What should we do?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
If the stools tests do not show any blood then the child might have a polyp/fissure which is bleeding when he is passing hard stool.
Give him a stool softener and consult a pediatric surgeon for the fissure/polyp if any.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child seems to have Dysentry as there is mocus and the blood in stool.
I advis to give stool for culture and sensitivity to look for any bacterial growth and its sensitivity to the antibiotics.
You can give sips of oral rehydration solutions to prevent dehydration.
Probiotic like lactobacillus or sacharomyces to be given after consulting your Pediatrician.
Hope I have answered your query.
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